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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 22
11-11-2011, 10:16 AM
Originally Posted by DodgeHopper View Post
First time I've ever seen someone who totally agrees with me on this. In the shows, I find that Humanity is essentially the most enlightened species with all the right package of awesome qualities. Sure, they're not as smart as the Vulcans, nor as strong, as a whole... but their heart, creative spirit, and intuition blow the Vulcans out of the water. The same comparison with any other race is usually thrown in your face throughout the series, and it always seems the mantra is 'we're human, we're awesome aren't we?'.
You seem to forget (or are just not aware) that Gene Rodenberry wanted the Next Generation era to represent an Idealized future where humanity has overcome it self-destructive and baser(animalistic) tendencies. Was his idea naive? Maybe, but at least he was being optimistic in looking towards the future while his conteporary authors and producers were more pessimistic when they were putting together their bleak and jaded dystopia future science fiction.