Re: TV: Andromeda: Latest Roddenberry Spin-off.

From: Paul Hughes (
Date: Sat May 06 2000 - 18:48:40 MDT wrote:

> In a message dated 5/6/2000 2:31:41 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here, but quite frankly it gets
> > really old that we can't portray a future where humans have not only
> > overcome our social ills but also our physical/mental limitations as
> > well. I'm still disappointed that the shows creator Mr. Hewitt, is
> > still going to give them a great deal of ambivalence. What is the big
> > hang-up with surpassing our current limitations? Why not convey
> > characters with super-refined emotions, more loving, sane, rational,
> > intelligent and complex? Hopefully Hewitt will evolve this super-human
> > character into something we can all aspire too.
> >
> It's simply a literary device. Without conflict you have no plot twists.
> Without plot twist you have a dull story.

True, but we're dealing with a main protagonist. Why not portray a positive
trans-human role-model in conflict with equal or superior antagonists?


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