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Orson Scott Card on Star Trek and Captain Kirk:

Centering the series around a commanding officer was such a bad mistake that the show immediately corrected for the error by never, for one moment, having Kirk behave like a captain.

While a television show can get away with having a captain who acts like the leader of an exploratory team, the readers of prose science fiction have no tolerance for such nonsense.

(Card, Orson Scott.  How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy.  The Writer’s Digest Genre Writing Series.  Writer’s Digest Books: Cincinnati.  1990.)

And now, a word from John Locke (Lost 1.09 “All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues” — minor language warning):

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Written by taj

September 23, 2009 at 8:29 am

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