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

From: David A. Kekich (
Date: Sat May 06 2000 - 20:19:06 MDT

Paul Hughes wrote:

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?

Because it needs to appeal to the general public to get ratings. It's a
giant extropian leap though.

Did you ever notice how little tiny tugboats control huge ocean liners?
First, they throw little tiny ropes from the liner to the tugboat. Attached
eventually work their way up to a cable strong enough to hold the ocean
liner. Same thing with ideas. Get your foot in the door with something the
public will accept.

Before that happens though, the public will most likely be caught by
surprise and simply enjoy the benefits extropian ideas give them without
understanding the ideas.


David A. Kekich
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