SF Debris: The Bonding

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SF Debris: The Bonding

Postby Nutso » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:24 pm

http://blip.tv/sf-debris-opinionated-reviews/tng-the-bonding-review-6181122
This is the episode where a blue-shirt dies and Picard must inform her child that he is now an orphan. The child takes it well.

Chuck recalls a passage written by Michael Piller from an unpublished book about Insurrection called, "Fade In." Piller describes the constraints writers underwent in Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future, referred to as a "box." Gene thought it was great that humanity would "evolve" to accept death and never be sad of losing a loved one. Chucks spends a little time discussing this. Very informative review. According to Chuck, this is "Ronald D. Moore's first Trek story and so his first story that Gene Roddenberry hated."

Here is a pdf to Michael Piller's unpublished book. http://theologica.verydewarsontherocks. ... FadeIn.pdf
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Re: SF Debris: The Bonding

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:21 pm

If we ever evolve like Gene wanted us to, it will be the loss of humanity as a whole.
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Re: SF Debris: The Bonding

Postby Captain Seafort » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:28 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:If we ever evolve like Gene wanted us to, it will be the loss of humanity as a whole.


Aye. A galaxy full of sociopaths is the last thing we need. However I really don't think Gene Rodenberry's skew-wiff idea of evolution is close enough to reality to have to worry about it.
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Re: SF Debris: The Bonding

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:46 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:If we ever evolve like Gene wanted us to, it will be the loss of humanity as a whole.


Aye. A galaxy full of sociopaths is the last thing we need. However I really don't think Gene Rodenberry's skew-wiff idea of evolution is close enough to reality to have to worry about it.


Agreed, but my fingers are still crossed on that.
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