Below we discuss Star Trek: Picard, Season 3, Episode 7, “Dominion.”
I think there are several generations who were raised in whole or in part by television. We had surrogate parents who showed us that a better way of life was possible and that simple solutions were not always the best. He was a principled leader with a backbone and belief that When given the chance to exterminate the Borg, the Borg tortured him, dehumanized him, and used him as a meat puppet to murder thousands of his colleagues. Initially, he was in favor of wiping them out until his colleagues, including a surprised Dr. Crusher, convinced him otherwise. Their rebuttals helped awaken his humanity and reminded him that there is a better way.
Star Trek: Picard Not only does he feel the lead at the time made the wrong decision, he’s abandoned any kind of argument to justify why the alternative is superior. Picard and Crusher agree that executing her is their only course of action.This comes after Crusher was already thinking about building a new anti-changeling virus, and only briefly thought about the idea of it being a genocide. Star Trek: The Next Generations The most moral compass, Picard’s trap Death to TitanWhen Jack is threatened there is no pondering of alternatives or smarter solutions beyond what is found at Phaser’s business end. Star Trek again twenty four?
But to be fair, I can also offer a weaker but current argument. Picard Fighting America’s place in the post-Iraq world. The Dominion War has been (almost completely) retconned as an analogue of the War on Terror, so the Changeling Virus should be equated with the invasion itself. The show has repeatedly expressed the idea that the changeling virus has radicalized a fanatical generation seeking revenge. But if so, why isn’t there a more in-depth look at what that means in the real world? Maybe because it’s so hard to imagine what peace might look like. , because there is no point in trying.
I love nothing more than watching Star Trek convincingly argue the opposite and see how it goes. In “The Descent,” Picard wrestles with the decisions made in “I, Borg,” telling Riker, “The moral thing to do is right Things to do. ” But a better place for this would be deep space ninea much better show for painting the canvas in shades of gray next generation Beige carpet explorer. “In The Pale Moonlight” is arguably the best Trek hour ever made, claiming that killing two people could save another billion dollars, and doing it well. But the performances of both Avery Brooks and Andrew Robinson, though intellectually assertive, show that neither possesses anything close to a clear conscience.
For the rest of the episode, Picard plans to play Possum to trap Moze and lure Vadic to the ship. This leads to several Phaser-Fu fights when Jack realizes he’s telepathic enough to pass his knowledge of punch fights to La Forge. Meanwhile, it turns out that Vadic is a sinister scientist in Section 31 who has merged with one of her changeling captives. At this point, my sympathies tilt towards Changeling.