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Comment Re:The ST bible (Score 1) 809

In fact in the TOS Writer's Guide (I still have my copy!), Roddenberry established the "Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, Naked City" rule whereby the plot of any Star Trek episode had to make sense if it was transferred to any of those shows.

There was also a rule against stopping the action to explain how the technology worked. He likened it to a Western where the protagonist discusses revolver design. It's boring, and it doesn't advance the story.

You could argue how that is anti-technology, and I'm not sure you could translate "The Guardian of Forever" into an episode of Gunsmoke, but it does serve the primary need of any entertainment: first, tell an interesting story.

Comment "Scooter" Tamm? (Score 2, Informative) 521

Remember Valerie Plame?
If it was so important to find and punish the leaker (Richard Armitage, who BTW was never charged with any crime) who outed her, then why aren't you defenders of law and freedom crying out for the prosecution of this leaker?
Oh, I forgot, it doesn't count if it makes a Republican look bad.

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