|The Revolution Is Cancelled Until Further Notice
||[Jan. 21st, 2004|04:18 pm]
Star Trek: Enterprise, fucking military-industrial complex ...Fucking George Bush, fucking Belinda Stronach, fucking Reality Television, fucking corporate oligarchy, fucking politically-correct peckerheads, fucking humourless environmentalists, fucking neo-fascist |
Ah! That sweet, nicotine goodness ...
And I somehow forgot to mention: fucking spam.
Did you give in????????????
'Fraid so, my friend. Lasted a "whole" 2 and a half days or so.
*hugs* Take it a day at a time. I smoked the other day too heh. Meh.
Sadly, in some ways I am an "all or nothing" kind of boy and, so, back to square one.
Bah, don't be too hard on yourself... did you cut down slowly before going cold turkey?
No, no. "Cutting down slowly" isn't in my vocabulary. I smoke or I don't.
Well, maybe that's why it's been so hard to quit.
I am writing you an email btw :)
Is this the episode about the religious fundamentalists taking over the Enterprise? Because the depths to which this once-great franchise has sunk would make me want to smoke too.
No, I haven't seen that one - for which I am probably grateful.
The episode that opened my eyes to the neo-conservative take-over of that once radically liberal franchise aired a month or two back.
In it, the chief engineer (whose name I forget; I haven't been watching religiously) was in a coma with a head-injury. Only a transplant of identical brain tissue could save him.
Fortunately, Dr. Flox er, happened to have some kind of alien plant that, with the insertion of some of the engineer's genetic material, would develop into a full-blown clone.
Not only that, but a clone with the engineer's memories and personality, along with the chance to develop as a person on his own.
For some reason - gosh! Who'd-a thunk it? - the clone doesn't like the idea of having his brain cut open to save the other guy. Drama ensues and Captain Archer makes it clear that one life is more important than another: the clone must die!
What struck me was not so much the plot, as the complete absence of any alternative solution. Where once Star Trek was about respect for life in all its forms, about expanding our conception of "human" (or sentience), it is now about war, about killing without remorse or pity, about getting the "bad guys" rather than the hard work of diplomacy.
Welcome to the 21st century, post 9/11.
Didn't someone once say something to the effect of, "Scratch a liberal to find a fascist?"