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Subject: Don't get me started...
Author: Nanaea   (Authenticated as Nanaea)
Date: March 6, 2001 at 10:51:32 AM
Reply to: Re: Klingon Onomastics? by PriaposLovs
I think I'd need more than a couple Sam Adamses to sit through an exposition like that. :) And then, of course, there's the more obvious identification of *Deep Space Nine*'s Cardassians and Bajorans to the WW II Nazis and Jews (or the WW II Nazis and French Resistance).

Funny thing, though... Have you ever noticed how, in all these Trek spin-offs, the good ol' human race can always be easily identified with Americans? I mean, think about it... Who are the "peace-keepers" of the universe in all these Trek spin-offs? Where is Federation H.Q. located, even? In one of the Trek movies, in fact, Federation H.Q. is shown to be in *California*. (Don't even get me started about how Hollywood presents California to the world as being the quintessential U.S.A., while the "lesser" states of the U.S.A. appear more like satellite nations of Californiamerica.)

Oh, there has been a definite undercurrent of ethno-centricity in Gene Roddenberry's starry-eyed vision of the future, that's for sure.

-- Nanaea

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