On Tue, 03 Dec 2002 02:46:31 GMT, "A Bag Of Memes" <email@example.com> wrote:
Because it was too politically correct for its own good?
I like political correctness. We used to call it "being polite" when I was >a kid.
No, being polite and being "politically correct" are two very
different things. It is the confusion of the two that is a major
problem with today's society. It is entirely possible to be polite
while not being politically correct (I can wish someone a Merry
Christmas and be completely polite, but unless I also wish someone
Happy Haunakkah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy whatever else there is out
there, I run the risk of being accused of being politically
Regardless, I'm not sure "politically correct" is the main issue with
_Force of Nature_. It's more they took an issue (environmentalism)
that is politically correct and proceeded to bludgeon the audience
with it. The episode had no subtlety at all. From the get-go we're
told the crusading scientists think warp speed is damaging space. Lo
and behold, at the end they're right. Contrast that with, say, "Half a
Life", another TNG "issue" episode. But that one went half way through
the episode before the issue (care for the elderly / suicide at Age
60) made itself known.
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