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Old June 4 2014, 08:58 PM   #91
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Re: The racist legacy of Star Trek

Disgusting thread. And it is at 5 pages.
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Old June 4 2014, 09:04 PM   #92
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darth vader is rascist against asians and others, because they're left out of the white actor/black dubbed voice combination.


that random statement should fit in here nicely.
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Old June 4 2014, 09:06 PM   #93
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A fate shared by countless red shirts.

Of course most of them were White, which means.... I have no idea, but I am sure it means something and I am offended by that!
The redshirt death thing just goes to further prove the racism, implying that only white people are worthy of dying for their cause.
What it the person who was wearing the Redshirt was black, female or Asian? Was does that mean?
It's racist symbolism for how all non-Whites are no more than canon fodder.
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Old June 4 2014, 09:07 PM   #94
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The redshirt death thing just goes to further prove the racism, implying that only white people are worthy of dying for their cause.
What it the person who was wearing the Redshirt was black, female or Asian? Was does that mean?
It's racist symbolism for how all non-Whites are no more than canon fodder.
Well that's a nice neat circle of crazy.
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Old June 4 2014, 09:32 PM   #95
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What it the person who was wearing the Redshirt was black, female or Asian? Was does that mean?
It's racist symbolism for how all non-Whites are no more than canon fodder.
Well that's a nice neat circle of crazy.
Crazy is better in circles. That way it stays in one spot.
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Old June 4 2014, 09:50 PM   #96
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STOP THE MADNESS!!!

Crying racist these days in many circumstances is akin to the boy who cried wolf; it is just not the case. Consider the time in which TOS was made; racist, hardly. Race is an important issue but when it is used every time someone farts; it loses all relevance and the argument becomes a joke . . . like this thread.
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Old June 4 2014, 10:07 PM   #97
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STOP THE MADNESS!!!

Crying racist these days in many circumstances is akin to the boy who cried wolf; it is just not the case. Consider the time in which TOS was made; racist, hardly. Race is an important issue but when it is used every time someone farts; it loses all relevance and the argument becomes a joke . . . like this thread.
too long took a fart joke to appear, yes.
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Old June 4 2014, 10:21 PM   #98
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The OP seems the racist one to me. One should learn to be colour blind when it comes to Star Trek.
So it's just coincidence or just natural biological superiority that 4 out of 5 of the Commanders in Star Trek were Caucasians?

You really can't separate race from Trek given how paramount a subject it is in America and Trek is very much a cultural artifact of America. If there was honest color blindness in Star Trek, there wouldn't be four white guys as Captains in the first place!
By the time of TNG it would appear that Starfleet vessels number in the thousands, along with hundreds of starbases and no doubt other facilities. So just because we may not always see them doesn't mean they don't exist. It's just like saying that 4 of the 5 Captain's are from the USA, what about the other 200 nations or so on Earth, or the 150 or so other races in the Federation.

At the end of the day it's a TV programme, make believe, fantasy etc.. If they cast a show with a majoirty of other ethniticty other than white I would still watch it so long as I was being entertained. If I don't find a show entertaining, I'll find another one that does entertain me.
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Old June 4 2014, 11:08 PM   #99
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STOP THE MADNESS!!!

Crying racist these days in many circumstances is akin to the boy who cried wolf; it is just not the case. Consider the time in which TOS was made; racist, hardly. Race is an important issue but when it is used every time someone farts; it loses all relevance and the argument becomes a joke . . . like this thread.
The only people who are taking any of this seriously are the one who missed the fact that the original post is satire.
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Old June 4 2014, 11:11 PM   #100
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The OP has presented food for thought, so I couldn't possibly find fault with that. But, then again, discussing Andrew Probert's Enterprise-C has become a forbidden topic in two sections of this forum, so I don't know anymore.
What could be a problem about discussing ship designs? I don't go to the art forums much, but what could be a problem with the subject?
The problem was that we had seen Andrew Probert’s original design for the Enterprise-C for four seasons as a golden sculpture in the conference lounge aboard the Enterprise-D but the different Rick Sternbach Enterprise-C as the actual VFX model in “Yesterday’s Enterprise”...

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Your explanation sounds fine. Thanks for the summary.
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Old June 4 2014, 11:23 PM   #101
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STOP THE MADNESS!!!

Crying racist these days in many circumstances is akin to the boy who cried wolf; it is just not the case. Consider the time in which TOS was made; racist, hardly. Race is an important issue but when it is used every time someone farts; it loses all relevance and the argument becomes a joke . . . like this thread.
The only people who are taking any of this seriously are the one who missed the fact that the original post is satire.
Well honestly if that's the case; it was done in very poor taste.
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Old June 5 2014, 01:10 AM   #102
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Nichelle's MLK story is like the prize fish someone claims they caught but you never see -- it just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
I was at a small convention in Sacramento in the early 90s, Michael Dorn and DeForest Kelley were the only big names. Dorn told a story about Patrick Stewart. When they first started the series, Patrick would talk about his 15 years with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Each time Patrick would mention it as the series went on, his tenure with the RSC somehow expanded, up to 25 years with them.
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Old June 5 2014, 08:00 AM   #103
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Just goes to show the double standard.
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Old June 5 2014, 08:37 AM   #104
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STOP THE MADNESS!!!

Crying racist these days in many circumstances is akin to the boy who cried wolf; it is just not the case. Consider the time in which TOS was made; racist, hardly. Race is an important issue but when it is used every time someone farts; it loses all relevance and the argument becomes a joke . . . like this thread.
The only people who are taking any of this seriously are the one who missed the fact that the original post is satire.
Well honestly if that's the case; it was done in very poor taste.
Jonathan Swift he ain't.
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Old June 5 2014, 08:40 AM   #105
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Re: The racist legacy of Star Trek

So...seven pages in, and cadet "Afrika Bambataa" has yet to chime in with his thoughts other than his first ever post at the TrekBBS.

So either he is just a troll, or he has some serious racial issues himself that really have nothing to do with Star Trek, and he just found some random thing to vent about.
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