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Did Janeway have the authority to execute Tuvix?

DutchPicard

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Report this Jul. 08 2011, 5:15 pm

Picard would have let him live


 


Although he was annoying to say the least

Jason222

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Report this Jul. 10 2011, 6:52 pm

I think goes down ehics issues.  Might have been way to keep least thought alive or even clone before did to him have mindmild with the clone that only ethic way out.

captainkimberley

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Report this Jul. 10 2011, 8:15 pm

Interesting how this topic comes up year after year.  I firmly don't believe the unmixing of Tuvix was an execution.  Neelix and Tuvox existed before Tuvix and both deserved the right to continue to exist.  Of course I ask the same question as Zapp, what in the world would you have done.  I don't think Tuvox's family would have appreciated the change, just like Kes didn't.

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Report this Jul. 10 2011, 8:25 pm

Quote: SLagonia @ Jul. 01 2011, 10:39 am

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>Let's not hide behind euphamisms and redefinitions - Tuvix was alive, and he was killed.  Let's get that out of the way right now.

>Now, I think it's a strength of the episode that we are left to wonder if Janeway did the right thing - Do you kill one to save two?  Is the logical thing the proper course when it interfears with human compassion?  Is a little of our soul lost when we begin to forfit that morality? 

>Tuvix was a metaphor for all the unwanted who we turn our head from every day, only he had the voice to ask for help, to tell people he didn't want to die.  The Voyager crew set their eyes firmly on the ground and tried to pretend his plea was not being made.  It was a heartbreaking scene, but very, very effective. 

>I may disagree with Janeway, but I sympathize, and I think this was one of Voyager's better episodes for that reason - That there was no removal of the moral issue, and Janeway was left with a difficult choice.  I believe she chose incorrectly, but I can see her side.

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Perfectly articulated.


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DjEquitus

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Report this Jul. 11 2011, 9:21 am

CK has a point - two sentient beings killed for one? Thats effectivly what Tuvix is all about... 


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SLagonia

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Report this Jul. 11 2011, 10:08 am

Quote: DutchPicard @ Jul. 08 2011, 5:15 pm

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>Picard would have let him live

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Kirk probably would have too, but both Kirk and Picard have vastly different morals than Janeway.  Sisko likely would have looked at the practical side and executed him, though he would at least feel bad about it.  Archer is all over the map, so there's no way to predict what he would have done.


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DjEquitus

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Report this Jul. 11 2011, 11:01 am

Quote: SLagonia @ Jul. 11 2011, 10:08 am

Quote: DutchPicard @ Jul. 08 2011, 5:15 pm

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  Archer is all over the map, so there's no way to predict what he would have done.


 


Love the word use! True though.


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