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Old May 29 2012, 02:44 AM   #1
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True or False: Dear Dr. is most morally bankrupt trek episode evar

and false is not an acceptable response
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Old May 29 2012, 02:45 AM   #2
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Re: True or False: Dear Dr. is most morally bankrupt trek episode evar

Huh?

It's just a poorly thought out moral quandary ala Insurrection. Plus this conversation is incomplete with Homeward and Tuvix being left out.
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Old May 29 2012, 03:30 AM   #3
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Re: True or False: Dear Dr. is most morally bankrupt trek episode evar

false.
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Old May 29 2012, 07:06 AM   #4
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Re: True or False: Dear Dr. is most morally bankrupt trek episode evar

False.
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Old May 29 2012, 07:17 AM   #5
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Second that!
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Old May 29 2012, 07:49 AM   #6
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Re: True or False: Dear Dr. is most morally bankrupt trek episode evar

True (Not).
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Old May 29 2012, 08:10 AM   #7
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Re: True or False: Dear Dr. is most morally bankrupt trek episode evar

I hate the dumbass moral decision made in that episode. Everything else about it was quite good though. Kind of like ANIS--I hate Archer being an idiot in that episode but the rest of it is lovely. Yes I said ANIS was lovely.
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Old May 29 2012, 08:17 AM   #8
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Re: True or False: Dear Dr. is most morally bankrupt trek episode evar

Personally would prefer to think that after receiving Archer's report, Starfleet leadership would (maybe years later) send a expedition to rectify Archer's error in judgement. The dominate race wasn't going to die out right away. There was a good deal of time to save them.

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morally bankrupt, maybe not, but in the top ten episodes certainly.

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Old May 29 2012, 08:18 AM   #9
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Most morally bankrupt, maybe not, but in the top ten episodes certainly.
This. Phlox should burn, and Archer right there with him. Not for being an idiot and listening to Phlox's lunacy, but for being an ever bigger idiot for not taking it to the Starfleet brass.

The decision of that MAGNITUDE should have been made by Earth's government, not it's flagship's illiterate CO.
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Old May 29 2012, 08:28 AM   #10
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Re: True or False: Dear Dr. is most morally bankrupt trek episode evar

Great way to start a thoughtful discussion. But since everybody is chiming in, I'll share my two cents.

Dear Doctor is one of the episodes that made the biggest impression on me.

So what if you would have made an other decision? This was an episode that took the time to play out someone's moral dilemma instead of being just shoot-and-fun.

One of the best things about ENT is that these characters weren't know-it-all goodie-two-shoes like Picard and co.
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Old May 29 2012, 08:54 AM   #11
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Miss Lemon wrote: View Post
Great way to start a thoughtful discussion.
I like to start with a bang from now and then.

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This was an episode that took the time to play out someone's moral dilemma instead of being just shoot-and-fun.
Except that it wasn't supposed to be the Captain's dilemma in the first place. A Captian should know better than to play God.

*But Kirk did it*
Sure, Kirk did it. but... He had a full century of Starfleet history to learn from, whilst Archer did not. And his inexperience is a petty excuse.

As I said, the responsible course of action would be to report to his superiors. This was not a decision for one man to make. This was a complex matter, with complex implications.

Plus, let's not forget one simple fact. Phlox was wrong.

Mandatory read:
http://www.storypundit.com/archives/000019.html
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Old May 29 2012, 09:09 AM   #12
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Dear Doctor Phlox,
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EVOLUTION DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY! GOODNIGHT!
That is all.
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Old May 29 2012, 09:21 AM   #13
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Dear Doctor Phlox,
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EVOLUTION DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY! GOODNIGHT!
That is all.
Second.

BTW, I frakking worship your avatar, Skyguy!
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Old May 29 2012, 09:23 AM   #14
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^ Thanks! I thought about adding a Street Fighter-esque "K.O." to it, but I think it's awesome enough as it is.
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Old May 29 2012, 09:26 AM   #15
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Miss Lemon wrote: View Post

One of the best things about ENT is that these characters weren't know-it-all goodie-two-shoes like as Picard and co.
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