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Microsoft I'm sure most of you are aware of the advertisements going back and forth between Apple and Microsoft. Apple started out with the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" campiagn, and Microsoft responded - after a long wait - with the "Laptop Hunters" ads. Recently, Apple made some price cuts, and according to Microsoft, the Cupertino company's lawyers contacted Microsoft, demanding they take down the ads.
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RE[5]: And in other news...
by Drumhellar on Thu 16th Jul 2009 19:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: And in other news..."
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DS9 is bad Trek, but a great show.

Part of what made Star Trek different from other Science Fiction, both in the original series, and in TNG, was that Roddenberry was optimistic for the future, while most SciFi was rather pessimistic.
Roddenberry truly believed that Humanity would eventually end war and poverty, and he thought technology would play a part in that. Picard frequently mentions how he does what he does not for the acquisition of wealth, but to better himself as a Human being.

I don't recall that sentiment ever being mentioned in DS9 or later. Rick Berman and Ira Bher didn't know what made Star Trek special. It was Bher that was responsible for the Dominion War and for the Kai Winn character.
Those story arcs did make it a good show though.

I feel I should add, generally, I'm not a big fan of SciFi. I couldn't get into Babylon 5 because I would watch the show and think, "This isn't like Star Trek."
That is the same feeling I get when I watch other sci-fi shows, too.

The only othe SciFi series I got in to are the Dune novels. I think my like of DS9 and it's themes helped me to dive in to Dune (which I'm currently in the middle of the series yet again). Of course, Brian's books aren't nearly as good as Frank's books...

I also got in to Stargate SG-1, but I think that's because I was secretly hoping Gen. Jack O'Neil would be forced to fix the Stargate with a piece of bubblegum (unchewed), a tin can, a bit of string, and some left-over cheese (Cheddar, not American).

Edited 2009-07-16 19:37 UTC

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