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Old November 10 2012, 09:41 PM   #61
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I wonder why that didn't raise any red-flags for Picard and Riker.
Presumably because multiple people reviewed the data the Federation had on the Edo, and none of them found any major downside like "executes all criminals." Which means the Edo didn't share that information with the Federation in the first place.
Doesn't seem like anyone even asked what type of punishment system the Edo had, in the event one of the crew inadvertently broke a law. They were too excited to get down to the horny planet.
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Old November 10 2012, 10:44 PM   #62
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I wonder why that didn't raise any red-flags for Picard and Riker.
Presumably because multiple people reviewed the data the Federation had on the Edo, and none of them found any major downside like "executes all criminals." Which means the Edo didn't share that information with the Federation in the first place.
Doesn't seem like anyone even asked what type of punishment system the Edo had, in the event one of the crew inadvertently broke a law. They were too excited to get down to the horny planet.
Or maybe they did ask, and the Edo didn't answer.
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Old November 11 2012, 03:37 AM   #63
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Presumably because multiple people reviewed the data the Federation had on the Edo, and none of them found any major downside like "executes all criminals." Which means the Edo didn't share that information with the Federation in the first place.
Doesn't seem like anyone even asked what type of punishment system the Edo had, in the event one of the crew inadvertently broke a law. They were too excited to get down to the horny planet.
Or maybe they did ask, and the Edo didn't answer.
Then Picard shouldn't have been sending his people planet side for shore leave.
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Old November 11 2012, 08:41 PM   #64
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Doesn't seem like anyone even asked what type of punishment system the Edo had, in the event one of the crew inadvertently broke a law. They were too excited to get down to the horny planet.
Or maybe they did ask, and the Edo didn't answer.
Yeah, and naturally, this very important duty would just be dropped at this point...

Yar: Yeah, listen we've been reviewing your laws and we can't find anything about actual punishment for crimes. Could you fill us in?

Edo Representative: No.

Riker: Sounds safe to me, Lieutenant. Let's go, I have a date with that one blonde tonight.

The Edo may have been dicks about this, but the senior staff of the Enterprise shouldn't get a free pass for being stupid.
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Old November 14 2012, 12:53 PM   #65
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but the senior staff of the Enterprise shouldn't get a free pass for being stupid.
Psst!!!!!!!

It was the script writer.
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Old November 15 2012, 09:01 PM   #66
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The Edo may have been dicks about this, but the senior staff of the Enterprise shouldn't get a free pass for being stupid.
Maybe they were stupid. But that doesn't mean Wesley should have died for it, that Picard should have allowed the Edo to execute him, or that the Federation is a terrible cultural imperialist for extracting Wesley from Edo custody.
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The Edo may have been dicks about this, but the senior staff of the Enterprise shouldn't get a free pass for being stupid.
Maybe they were stupid. But that doesn't mean Wesley should have died for it, that Picard should have allowed the Edo to execute him, or that the Federation is a terrible cultural imperialist for extracting Wesley from Edo custody.
I wouldn't let Wesley die. But, I wouldn't kid myself by thinking that extracting him from the situation was the right thing to do either.

The Edo didn't force the Enterprise to send people down.
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