How is DS9 not the Federation?
I think the idea is an optimistic future which depicts a society where poverty and (internal) conflict has been eradicated. All our problems are external to our society.
(It doesn't always portray that consistently, but that's what Roddenberry was aiming at).
Well, hopefully that plot arc ends with that entire series of events being stricken from the timeline.For me, that takes it so far away from the setting I identify as Star Trek that it's not really Star Trek to me any more. For me personally, the optimistic setting, the Federation, Starfleet are Star Trek.
I missed Star Trek Day, have these videos been put anywhere that isn't geo-locked?
I'm stoked for Strange New Worlds, thought the other Enterprise crew was solid.
It's just hard to accept that after they established there is literally a Temporal Cold War...
I really hope not. The idea of a timeline being so bleak, so utterly doomed, that the people who grew up in it are willing to essentially work towards the erasure of themselves and everyone they've ever known in order to 'correct' it, has never sat well with me. It maybe works for the length of a movie, or a two-parter episode, but I don't want to spend an entire season in a setting that grim.Well, hopefully that plot arc ends with that entire series of events being stricken from the timeline.
And if it's anything less than unremittingly bleak, if there isn't some universe-ending threat that needs to be prevented from existing, if there are worlds out there where people are living happy lives, then nobody has the right to undo that timeline simply because their own tiny corner of one little galaxy didn't turn out as cushy as they were hoping it would.