The funny thing is that having "gross violence" is a lot more tolerable than the use of profanity and sexuality as a vehicle to tell a story. Go figure... But as to what you have said: using a straw man argument is misuse here, since TOS had had violence depicted on screen, including battles where characters died...on screen. But I do understand what you are saying. A storyteller should be giving the right to be artistic, after all, including the use of vulgarity. All I am saying is that if having less profanity does not detract from the story, why use it to begin with? And since TOS had very little vulgarity, you can easily say that in the context of the program, we are going to be creative about conveying the same message without the use of vulgarity. I personally have no problems with using profanity, and I am sure that the actress had no problem being referred to in a derogatory way while in character. All I am saying is that PtA should have an audience that caters to as many people as possible, and not get needlessly hung up on artistic licensing.