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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 117
02-14-2012, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by dstahl View Post
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...
*facepalm

Or, it could just reflect the lack of creativity to tell people to do something besides kill 5/5 bad guys in a mmo.

But, no you are right. The mushrooms of Super Mario Bros. reflected our cultural anxieties about nuclear fallout.