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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 12
08-20-2012, 03:09 PM
I agree that it's a peculiar omission. And the "product of its times" justification, while usually very applicable to Trek, doesn't really hold here: first, the novel in question was first published in 2004, which is not that long ago, and second, even back in 1987 (when TNG premiered) we had the main villain of Robocop (played by Ronnie "Captain Jellico" Cox) chewing out his hired thug for failing to consider that the titular cyborg's memory and/or video playback is admissible as court evidence.

I suspect the real answer comes down to "but then there wouldn't be a story." :p
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