Anti-extropianism in the new Star Trek

From: Jeff Davis (
Date: Mon Mar 05 2001 - 00:33:58 MST


Slashdot posted an announcement about the new Star Trek series. When I
went to the site:

I found a description of the characters for the series, among them the

Silik: Late 30s to early 40s. Alien. Physically agile. One of the leaders
of the Suliban, a deadly species obsessed with genetic enhancement. Our
villain. [Note: Silik is described as a recurring character.]

"Suliban"--sounds like Taliban,

"a deadly species obsessed with genetic enhancement."
"Our villian."
"...a recurring character."

That's just great!

"These are the voyages of the starship seek out evil
genetic enhancement and (no doubt) slap it around some thus proving, amidst
much spouting off about it, the moral and practical superiority of natural
and unenhanced humanity."

Hollywood can just suck sometimes.

                        Best, Jeff Davis

           "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
                                        Ray Charles

                  The progress of the future depends no longer on
                     physiological evolution but on the reaction of
                         intelligence on a material universe.
                                                                  JD Bernal

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