Happy Birthday to an old friend
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Amy H. Sturgis - 9/11/2006
David Brin has an excellent defense of Trek as a libertarian tale in the 2006 book Star Wars on Trial. Insightful work.
Steven Horwitz - 9/9/2006
No flames. But you are wrong. ST:TNG produced some of the finest hours of dramatic television in the last 20 years. I don't know how anyone can watch the episode entitled "The Inner Light" and not be moved. It's an absolutely beautiful hour of television, exquisitely written with great performances, esp. by Patrick Stewart.
Yes, TNG got preachy at times, although I wouldn't say "PC." Still, I think Picard as a leader had many qualities that would serve real world leaders (including business ones) well. And I also think that it dealt with some issues in ways that I found to have enough intellectual heft to make it much more interesting TV than almost anything else on contemporaneously.
I remain a fan of TOS, but TNG's best was better than the best of TOS, and I think, on average, they were comparable.
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