[LMB] SP: Orville & Bujold

Elizabeth ladylyzbeth at gmail.com
Fri Nov 3 19:34:08 GMT 2017


I enjoyed that one. I did like the interaction where one of the crew asks
'what if they fact check this?' and the girl from the planet says 'they
won't'. So very snarky!!!

On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 3:30 PM, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:

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> I’m not sure what the rules are concerning spoilers of TV shows.
> In episode 7, Majority Rule, the planet of the week runs on an extreme
> democracy. There is no good/bad or right/wrong only popular/unpopular. I
> was struck by the way their “correction” seems similar to the way the Betan
> Mental Health system work. After correction, people smile a lot, say they
> are happy, and thank the people who “helped” them.
> Also, there was a scene where an, IMNSHO, obnoxious bully browbeats Alara
> over cultural appropriation. Now Alara looks like a small woman. She could
> easily have thrown him over (or through) the building. Somewhat like the
> bully who tried to pick on Mark in Memory.
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~~~ *Elizabeth W*

*Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical
narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure, and separates the
victim from reality.  John Gardner*


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