Comparing the Sikarians to the Edo

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by picardo, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. picardo

    picardo Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jul 9, 2013
    It appears as though these two peoples, although living in different corners of the universe, share a lot in common.

    After a very simple comparison I conclude that:

    - They both have a reputation for hospitality and friendliness.

    - Their ultimate goal seems to be the obtainment of pleasure.

    - Their forms of pleasure, seen through the lenses of Christian ethics, might be interpreted as lust and gluttony.

    - They abide to very strict codes of government: i.e. The Sikarians not allowing technology transfer; the Edo respecting peace and public order.

    Is it possible they're somehow related, perhaps they have made contact with each other, or just a coincidence?
  2. Pavonis

    Pavonis Commodore Commodore

    Apr 26, 2001
    Who are the Sikarians? Which episode of which series were they in?
  3. DonIago

    DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2001
    Burlington, VT, USA
    I'm pretty sure they're in the Voyager episode where Tuvok trades for a device that should allow Voyager to get home faster, but it doesn't work.
  4. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Aug 26, 2003
    It would seem the Sikarians have adopted their form of behavior based on hard experience, whereas the Edo are innocents who might not even have met any space travelers before. The Edo live a sheltered life thanks to their God; the Sikarians shelter everybody else from their technological excellence. The two thus are somewhat opposite cases...

    Timo Saloniemi
  5. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 15, 2012
    You can take a few random facts from any two cultures and suddenly declare them alike in the manner you just did. They're two different races with some similarities.
  6. Jiangnan Freak

    Jiangnan Freak Lieutenant

    Jul 17, 2013
    Do the Sikarians dress like the Edo?
  7. picardo

    picardo Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jul 9, 2013
    I strongly agree with your analysis.

    The Sikarians use some sort of tunic, they actually dress in clothes while the Edo barely wear any!