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Old November 7 2013, 05:41 PM   #31
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Re: Which alien race did DS9 do the best episodes with?

Not to get into real world politics, but are you judging an entire people based on the rantings and misguided actions of a few fundamentalist nutters?
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Old November 19 2013, 06:18 AM   #32
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Re: Which alien race did DS9 do the best episodes with?

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Bajorans.... ugh. When they still were an allegory of Jews/Israel, they were fine, but when they became full-on US fundies, they got quite unbearable.
When they what now?

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Bajorans - Palestinians
Cardassians - The state of Israel

Explains why Cardies were treated sympathetically.
Nah, don't buy it. Nazis and Jews, if you need to make a direct real-world analogy.
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Old November 20 2013, 08:09 PM   #33
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Re: Which alien race did DS9 do the best episodes with?

^ I too thought Nazi's/Jew's on my first viewing but then at university I was telling a Muslim friend of mine about my love of Trek and he told me how he loved "the one that allegorises the Palestinian situation." I watched it again and saw what he meant. Consider the time DS9 was created - Yasser Arafat, Rabin and the Oslo accords were happening around the same time - fiction usually holds up a mirror to current affairs.

I may be wrong, has anyone ever specifically said what it is an allegory of? Fiction is open to interperation.
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Old December 4 2013, 08:02 PM   #34
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Re: Which alien race did DS9 do the best episodes with?

^ Actually considering how history repeats itself. Star Trek has often been juxtaposed to our lives, for example the original series Klingons being Russian in the cold war (if I'm not mistaken).

Sci-Fi doesn't end there, because these wars, conflicts and tensions repeat and appear over and over throughout history so it can always be a subject of comparison and relevance.

We're humans and are main flaws seem to be persistent, so the juxtaposition on real life can be done over and over for many different incidents.

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