• @WhiskyTangoFoxtrot@lemmy.world
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    1410 months ago

    The “utopian future” for Star Trek has always been pretty vague. They almost never showed civilian life in the Federation, so we didn’t see much of it. Mostly it served as an excuse for a bunch of people in a heavily-armed ship to travel around and preach their own superiority to the primitives they came across while adhering strictly to a military chain of command that’s held up as the highest ideal.

    People wonder why there are so many fascists in the Star Trek fandom. I always thought it was pretty obvious.

    • @samus12345@lemmy.world
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      1110 months ago

      “On Earth, there is no poverty, no crime, no war. You look out the window of Starfleet Headquarters and you see paradise. Well, it’s easy to be a saint in paradise, but the Maquis do not live in paradise! Out there, in the Demilitarized Zone, all the problems haven’t been solved yet!”

      • @InputZero@lemmy.ml
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        310 months ago

        Deep Space Nine is the best of Start Trek and I’ll fight anyone who says otherwise. It wasn’t afraid to criticize it’s self. Could Picard have done what Sisko did in The Pale Moonlight? I don’t think so, Picard would have lost the war with the Dominion.

    • Captain Aggravated
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      110 months ago

      And in fact, just about anywhere we see Starfleet officers mixing with civilians, it’s invariably a seedy bar of some type. The place where Dr. McCoy goes to charter a ship to Genesis with the “place you name, money I name unless bargain no” guy, all both buildings of Paradise City, the place where Picard gets stabbed by a Nosican…