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Slowly my account turned into nothing more than tepid takes on 20 year old Star Trek episodes.

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@celesteh And about the Kazon… I only saw the episode where they were introduced in Star Trek: Voyager, and it left me surprised.
So it turns out Neelix stole some water from them in a Kin-dza-dza'esque setting, and they are very angry. Meanwhile USS Voyager has the means of producing water out of nothing. So they beam two canisters down to the desert planet and then, when they needed a distraction, shoot a hole in both of them.
Why weren't more canisters beamed down there as compensation for the committed theft? It would've costed them nothing.

@xrevan86

The Kazon article on wikipedia is equal parts enlightening and alarming. Voyager is essentially campaigning for Clinton's crime bill. The whole show is relentlessly Blarite.

@celesteh I'll avoid reading that for now to avoid spoilers, heh.
@celesteh For what it's worth, it made me decide that I don't want to see Star Trek: Voyager.

@xrevan86 To be fair, I think Battlestar Gallactica changed everything about TV sci fi and anything from before it is slightly silly in comparison.

Also, the first 3 or 4 years of DS9 were similarly dire.

@celesteh What about Babylon 5? A fluke ahead of its time :-)?

@xrevan86 I guess I should be careful of sweeping statements! The were several years where I didn't watch any television, so there's a lot I haven't seen.

@celesteh !babylon5 has a story arc lasting 4 seasons.
Consider it my personal recommendation :-).
@moonman It's the slowest, but I think it has the wholesome charm Firefly has. And it has Jeffrey Sinclair.
@celesteh I think in the later seasons (sixth, seventh) Star Trek: DS9 has got worse.

@xrevan86 I found I enjoyed it more and more as it went on, but maybe this was a kind of Stockholm syndrome

> I found I enjoyed it more and more as it went on, but maybe this was a kind of Stockholm syndrome
@celesteh Oh yes, it was definitely there :-).
But the show still started to feel repetitive, and morally even more ambiguous.
In Season 6 there were even several episodes in a row when main characters made ethically questionable choices and the series rewarded them for that.
I suspect that this may be intentional as right after that Section 31 was introduced…
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