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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old July 2 2013, 11:32 PM   #301
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Re: Did Picard make the right decision with the Son'a/Baku

Yeah, they lucked out with their refugee status.

Also, no one ever ASKED THEM their opinion the medicine issue.
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Old July 3 2013, 12:18 AM   #302
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Re: Did Picard make the right decision with the Son'a/Baku

The movie unravels rather quickly if someone asks them about it and they have no problem with it.
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Old July 3 2013, 05:24 PM   #303
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Re: Did Picard make the right decision with the Son'a/Baku

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The movie unravels rather quickly if someone asks them about it and they have no problem with it.
Same reason they didn't just fly the eagles to Mount Doom in the Lord of the Rings.

Poorly paraphrasing a quote I saw once by J.R.R. Tolkien; "Yes. They could have flown the eagles there in the first book, but then their adventure would have been quite short and there would be no point in reading or writing the story."
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Old July 3 2013, 09:43 PM   #304
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Re: Did Picard make the right decision with the Son'a/Baku

Solution: don't invent the Eagles in the first place.
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Old July 3 2013, 11:46 PM   #305
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Re: Did Picard make the right decision with the Son'a/Baku

Or throw in a line.

"The Eagles won't approach the Ring lest it destroy them. I have spoken to them and blah-blah."
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Old July 4 2013, 10:47 PM   #306
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Re: Did Picard make the right decision with the Son'a/Baku

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... no one ever ASKED THEM their opinion the medicine issue.
And the Baku never ASKED THE GALAXY if the people in the galaxy would like to share in the magic particles.

Selfish bastards.

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Old July 18 2013, 06:15 PM   #307
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I used to think he made a mistake but it occurs to me this is a slippery-slope as while I might be okay with the Federation stealing medicine, I'm not okay with them stealing dilithium--which would be something they could justify with the exact same set of rules.

How much different is the Baku from Avatar?

For me, I think the Federation should probably just stick with analyzing the magic cloud--and maybe asking if they could use another continent as a hospital.
'slippery-slope' is a logical fallacy.
An unique immortality drug is not dime a dozen dilithium.
The measures taken to obtain an unique immortality drug are not the measures taken to obtain dime a dozen dilithium.
That former does not imply the latter.
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