Star Trek Online: A depressing future filled with death and doom...
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Join Date: Dec 2007
I loved Cosmos
02-14-2012, 04:31 AM
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Having recently rewatched Carl Sagan's Cosmos TV series, it was interesting to see how the commentary of the show highlighted the tensions of the Cold War. I'd speculate that TV and other media throught history has echoed the state of global affairs at the time it was written. While combat and conflict does help with the fun nature of flying a massive Starship around where you can fire your phaser banks and torpedoes, the conflict within STO may also be a subconscious reflection of our view of humanity at this hour.
Great thread btw...
I wish they could update it once more to fit with new findings in astronomy, but it stands with Star Trek in terms of inspiration about space, the final frontier.
STO is in a kind of limbo though. We're at war with almost everybody. But we're not completely at war since Klingons walk the halls of DS9 now.
I'd like to see STO tackle the transition from where we began to where we're going. Do we ever make peace with the KDF? Do the Iconians ever get dealt with in a satisfactory way? Do we ever find out what happened after some of the storylines? Do we have moral dilemmas to deal with and how does the human and other races deal with these changes? That's the stuff that I think Cosmos and Star Trek can get us to think about.
Good to see you back, sir.