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Haven and Hull
From: Marc Thomas
Hi Trek TV Friends, I was bummed to hear Pixie shoot down Data's skepticism with the standard co-op checkout cue malarky about magic being the spice of the universe. Reminds me of a wonderful George RR Martin story called Morning Comes Mist Fall which is utterly ruined in the end by it's chastening of science for its illumination of truth. Bad astronomy or details of biology or any other ology or onimy run afoul, don't bug me nearly as much as a contempt for rationalism.(Highly Illogical) There's plenty of room for that in absolutely every other big budget sci fi franchise. And wussup with this universal consciousness crap? Yungian Psychology is fine for community college and an easy science credit for art majors but it need go no further than that. Another peeve. Love as the basis for marriage? Really? I'm pretty sure that's just a story book convention love…come on…. Science fiction about the future shouldn't assign strictly western values to any postulated global culture of tomorrow and treat aspects of viable social organization, which exist now and function in the modern world, such as family intercession in marriage, as alien, dismissively and without honest discussion. Funny, when I first saw "Haven" the picture quality my TV was able to salvage from the scraps of FM radiation it's rabbit ears could grab resolved into, at best, an impressionistic rendering of the broadcast and was in no way, clear enough for facial recognition or readings of the credit scroll, So it was years before I realized that Lwuxana was played by Majel Barret. The tits may not torpedo as once that had, but boy howdy, what a role for the First Lady. So different from Chapel or the number one Number One, Number One. I love that its her. Speaking of love and marriage, the antics of the adulterous Rodennberry, cheating on his first wife with Majel and then on Majel with a second flingmate make salacious if suspicious reading in Star Trek: The Inside Story by Robert Justman and Herb Solow. Speaking of TOS, sort of, Mr. Locke's recent fan art alludes to this, a Trek TV celebrity guest star's recent and oft tweeted interest in auditioning for the plum role of The Riddler in a future Batman blockbuster. I believe that if Manu Intiraymi gets his wish, and I believe he must, and is therefore cast, he should be compelled, as was TV's Frank Gorshin, who Riddle'd Me This..for Adam West, to also play Commissioner Bele from "…last Battlefield". Here's some new fan art illustrating how that would look, if, that is, a new Trek film was set in the TNG verse, as it should not be, but stocked with a nearly all Trek TV cast, which it surely ought to be, and surelier still, the film should and would if my designs reigned, conclude with a festive sock hop. An amazing mega email at the end of the last podcast, please don't let that be the only one Data Thanx For The Drinx