Friday, August 10, 2012

Netflix Agenda?

I'm at the Deep Space 9 season 1 episode, "In the Hands of the Prophets" and here is the description:

A Bajoran woman in religious garb observes Keiko O'Brien's class and calmly objects to Keiko's secular methods of instruction.

This reads as being remarkably biased, to me - particularly as the "calmly" objecting religious leader in question goes on to become one of the greatest villains in the series, possibly in the Trekverse overall, over the course of the series (not to mention other media!).  The entire point of the episode was to point to the bigotry and narrowmindedness of this particular person (not the faith of the Bajoran people, which is actually treated with more depth and respect than any other spiritual thread in the Trekverse), so this description, beyond being disingenuous, seems outright revisionist.  It's weird.

Is Netflix yet ANOTHER entity out to foist its punishing morality upon us?  Are we going to have to have gay kiss-ins like at Chick-Fil-A?


Dave Rockwell said...

Just wait until they get to the episode "Rejoined". What's their description of that episode? Repeated airings of that kiss would make a Chic-Fil-A styled point. Then again many of the themes in DS9 are still very relevant today.

DLM said...

Hah - yeah, I'll keep an eye on these blurbs now! Wonder how the copy is done/vetted.