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Old April 11 2008, 04:00 AM   #16
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Re: Who Watches the Watchers?

The episode Data's Day takes place on Diwali.

Hm, I had either not noticed, or forgotten that. A minor throwaway line and no actual celebration is shown. And you are correct in that there is no indication that there was any religious significance to the event.


What the Nazi doctors did wasn't science. They were atrocities. True science respects human life.

WHOOOSH!!

Never seen (or read) Frankenstein, I take it?


I'm sure there are. But it would be difficult to work that into an episode.

I'm sure that's a joke.

'Cause they've already done it, just not with humans (and despite Leonard's protestations to the opposite, Starfleet is still a homo-sapiens only club). Consider how frequently Kira was interrupted while praying at her alter over the course of DS9. Or the near infinite number of times some inane 'funny' scene was worked into an episode that served no purpose other than to make the audience roll their eyes. There was opportunity and time both.
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Old April 11 2008, 06:20 AM   #17
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Re: Who Watches the Watchers?

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'Cause they've already done it, just not with humans
I *meant* with humans. And so did the poster I was replying to, who wondered whether there was a Christian or Hindu officer in all of Starfleet.

There was a Voyager episode where Tom is afraid that B'Elanna's interest in Klingon practices will endanger her, and he says something about "You want to explore your beliefs? Fine, then go to church!" Also, Joseph Sisko once quoted the Bible on DS9 (and I don't mean the Prophet-posing-as-Sisko in 'Far Beyond the Stars').

Of course, anyone who's read the SCE stories knows that there is at least one Jewish Starfleet captain.
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Old April 11 2008, 06:21 AM   #18
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Re: Who Watches the Watchers?

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T.Geiger wrote: View Post
'Cause they've already done it, just not with humans
I *meant* with humans. And so did the poster I was replying to, who wondered whether there was a Christian or Hindu officer in all of Starfleet.

There was a Voyager episode where Tom is afraid that B'Elanna's interest in Klingon practices will endanger her, and he says something about "You want to explore your beliefs? Fine, then go to church!" Also, Joseph Sisko once quoted the Bible on DS9 (and I don't mean the preacher who looked like Joseph in 'Far Beyond the Stars').

Of course, anyone who's read the SCE stories knows that there is at least one Jewish Starfleet captain.
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Old April 11 2008, 11:07 PM   #19
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Re: Who Watches the Watchers?

And so did the poster I was replying to

I am that poster, sir.

Neither Sisko nor Paris have shown any real religious leanings. But at least Sisko did show he was a hell of a lot more tolerant of spiritual mumbo jumbo than Picard.


Anyone who's read the SCE stories knows that there is at least one Jewish Starfleet captain.

Hm. One of these days I should really start picking up some of the novels. DS9 Relaunch first though.
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