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May. 13th, 2003

01:01 am - Top 10 Things I Hate About Star Trek

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Date:May 12th, 2003 10:49 pm (UTC)
This is the one that really irks me: "A planet-wide government that runs everything, and that has abolished money." How in the world could anyone ever have developed these powerful starships or any of the other advanced technology, without money? It's not the science or technology that is so unrealistic, it's the economics. I do still very much like the original Star Trek series, but more so for the beautiful women, bright colors and sense of wonder than anything else.

It's too bad that Firefly got canceled; I had been enjoying that show quite a bit.
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Date:May 13th, 2003 09:55 am (UTC)
Star Trek warped me. Now, whenever I see a beautiful woman, my vision goes all soft-focus. Somewhere, a theremin begins playing.

Yeah, I agree with you about the economics (or lack thereof) of Star Trek. The other thing that really bothered me was the apparent lack of advance in medicine. Sure, Bones had a tricorder and some nifty drugs, but people seemed to be aging and dying at the same rate as they do now. And why was Picard bald? By the time we reach the era of Star Trek in reality, if our descendants are human-looking at all, they will most likely be effectively immortal. And certainly not bald, except for aesthetic reasons.

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