Re: Charlie X Is Incredibly Brave
There is a lot of darkness and downbeat moments in TOS that emphasize that it's not a Utopian future where the heroes always win and the ideal solution is always found. One can argue that PD situations often end with the least worst of solutions taken when none of the available choices are any good.
Hmm, that seems rather like real life.
...which makes one wonder why the myth of TOS being "Utopian" ever took hold. TOS is littered with the the three "Ds" of death, destruction
. Aside from assumed medical advances and the opportunity to explore, there's no glorious, gold-paved roads across the stars.
"...to be like God, you have the power to make the world anything you want it to be."