Proof: Federation Politicians Are All On Drugs! (Spoilers -The Fall)

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Deranged Nasat, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Deranged Nasat

    Deranged Nasat Vice Admiral Admiral

    Specifically, they regularly take an anti-scopolaminergic compound to render their minds opaque to most known forms of telepathy.

    If they didn't, then Ishan Anjar's jaunt to Betazed during the election campaign might not have been a good idea. When you're hiding a dark secret of that magnitude, a planet full of mind readers is somewhere to avoid... unless you're sure that no-one is going to be able to read you.

    Think non-treasonous thoughts, think non-treasonous thoughts...

    Although, it does make perfect sense that people would use these (pre-established) drugs. It must presumably be standard practice for prominent politicians and others in high-profile positions - or those with large amounts of sensitive information floating around in their heads - to take such precautions. Presumably Ishan reading as a blank to any probing telepaths didn't arouse suspicion on Betazed, and was considered normal - probably particularly predictable for a politician whose platform revolves around the need for tight security. There's nothing suspicious about it.

    If not, then Cort Enaren pulled a Yoda on this one. "The dark side clouds everything, Supreme Chancellor. We have no idea where this Sith Lord is" ;)
     
  2. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan Living the Irish dream. Admiral

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    Re: Proof: Federation Politicians Are All On Drugs! (Spoilers -The Fal

    Welcome back, good to see your levels of sanity are still there.
     
  3. zarkon

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    Re: Proof: Federation Politicians Are All On Drugs! (Spoilers -The Fal

    Even though I thought the Ishan/Velk story was a poor retread of Zife/Azernal, it makes sense that he could get away with it. He most times believed he was Ishan, so any surface thoughts a betazed would pick up aren't going to seem that odd. No one'd be rude enough to do a deep scan on the president

    so uh, no on the drugs
     
  4. Deranged Nasat

    Deranged Nasat Vice Admiral Admiral

    Re: Proof: Federation Politicians Are All On Drugs! (Spoilers -The Fal

    'Tis an ill wind that blows no minds.

    Although I must say I genuinely smiled at your comment.