2nd Dec '13 7:07:28 AM Synch
Some cleanup; new example
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2nd Dec '13 6:32:46 AM Synch
Moved the Crystalline Entity to its own, more relevant trope
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30th Nov '13 6:28:01 PM psionycx
This was actually quite funny, because the show did actually rely on a lack of character development to maintain the status quo for so long. Riker refuses promotions because he is waiting for the Enterprise, even though Picard shows no signs of retiring anytime soon. Troi was an oft-maligned character for just stating the obvious in an incredibly condescending way. Data's lack of success at developing emotions on his own was just laziness. For example, why didn't he beam up all of the contents of Dr. Soong's lab in "Brothers"? It would have taken about five seconds to put it all into a cargo bay and he could have sifted through Soong's notes in his spare time instead of writing poety about his cat.
30th Nov '13 5:28:56 AM sabremeister
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26th Nov '13 7:52:25 PM somebob
26th Nov '13 11:35:39 AM psionycx
"The Masterpiece Society" is one of the more confusing episodes from an aesop standpoint because it is never really clear what would have been a better solution. Should they have just let the colony be destroyed? The Prime Directive is mentioned, but not applicable since this is a human colony. Starfleet routinely intervenes in the affairs of human colony worlds. In "Up the Long Ladder" they actually IMPOSE change on two colonial cultures and seem to enjoy doing it, even though it involves obliging certain unusual new practices like polygamy, which are not common to human cultures in the Federation generally. The aesop, if there even was one, is ambiguous at best.
24th Nov '13 5:13:15 PM Premonition45
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