Comments on Profile Post by purr1n

  1. Lyander
    Just because it's bullshit doesn't mean it's not worth aspiring towards. Humans have self-serving tendencies, but there are moments when people try to be better.
    Apr 25, 2024
  2. JK47
    We are the greatest virus the universe has ever created
    Apr 25, 2024
  3. purr1n
    Starships and warp drive require massive capital. People striving to be the best most altruistic beings won't result in starships and warp drive. And beings able to ascend like Wes Crusher gives two shits about starships and Federations.
    Apr 25, 2024
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  4. Riotvan
    Dem are fighting words
    Apr 25, 2024
  5. Fenris
    People want Star Trek, but odds are with gonna end up as Dune. At least we get space cocaine.
    Apr 25, 2024
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  6. wbass
    One of the profs at my old uni gave a for-fun lecture about the various Star Trek series representing different ideas about US foreign policy, with TNG representing the most idealized/benign version. I'm not a big Trek head, but isn't the fun of it that there's the squeaky clean Picard crew but also the down and dirty Deep Space Nine?
    Apr 25, 2024
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  7. wbass
    Not that it's remembered so fondly (I think), but Enterprise was an intriguing diversion to shoot first, questions later. Possibly you could make some hazy links to George W's administration?
    Apr 25, 2024
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  8. rott
    I don't think humans will evolve to some utopian ideal of not harming themselves and decimating whomever they're in competition with for resources, so while I agree with your sentiment, I still enjoy the naive idealism (nostalgia really) of the franchise.
    Apr 25, 2024
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  9. Slade01
    The realistic Star Trek would be: Humans are chimps (naturally violent / coordinate aggression) that evolved to make better tools to harm.... other Alien species and other planets.
    Apr 25, 2024
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  10. Soups
    Most of the ugly stuff we want to deny about human nature just got projected onto all the other species and life-forms on that show. A way of wrestling through sublimation - because in actuality, we are Borg, or Ferengi, Vulcan, Klingon, etc...
    Apr 25, 2024
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  11. JK47
    Swashbuckling, womanizing Kirk was the man, double axe handle to the dome for the win!!
    Apr 25, 2024
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  13. joch
    I think humanity will be more like The Expanse, except maybe no portals.
    Apr 26, 2024