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Old 12-31-2021, 11:07 PM
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Betty white died today at 99.

PNQ: favorite White role?

My parents were huge Golden Girls fan, so I probably saw more of her in that than anyone else.
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:51 PM
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A commenter on a YouTube NextGen clip dismissed the first two seasons as "boring"...


PNQ: Opinions?


I don't think the two seasons were "boring", I think that they were poorly written and directed. That's not the same thing.
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Old 01-17-2022, 04:21 AM
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Inspired by Facebook...


PNQ: What Star Trek characters do you think would be worthy of holding Mjolnir?


Needlemouse uses the nine virtues of Odinism as a guideline: Courage, Truth, Honor, Fidelity (not just to a romantic partner, but to an ideal or mission), Discipline, Hospitality, Self-Reliance, Industriousness, and Perseverence.


In a general sense I think most Starfleet officers would qualify, but if you increase the level of virtue required you get some interesting thought experiments.



Obvious people who wouldn't qualify:


Any Ferengi. Duh.
A lot of Vulcans, they'd have trouble with Fidelity and Hospitality. And Courage in its truest sense.
Most Romulans and Cardassians. They put too much faith in the state, I think Truth and Honor would be big problems.
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I'm pondering the use of "fidelity" as a quality of a hero or noble warrior.



It derives from the Latin "fidelis", which indicates faithfulness or loyalty.


The Wikipedia page also introduces an approach that I hadn't considered, epitomized by the music industries use of "fidelity": "how close does the recording match the original?" That is, "how much do my actions match the intents of the institutions that I believe in?"



It's here that I think we run into a big problem with the concept of Batman handing Mjolnir. His actions may be in the name of the rule of law, but in his heart he acts in the name of what he thinks should be legal or not.



This is something mirrored by Thor at the start of his movie: might makes right, and he has might, so he must be right. A fallacy. This is one of the reasons Captain America can wield the hammer and Iron Man never had a chance.



So Starfleet officers would have to believe in the "gospel" of Starfleet to be worthy of the hammer.
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