maurisap wrote:I agree with you, AJBlack. I always picture this as a science experiment with Earth.
Then there's the issue of the alien rebels, which screwed up the mythology imo,but even with them I felt like this was a small group protesting the mistreatment of Earth people .
FlyingSquirrel42 wrote:(Cut me a little slack - this was the pre-Godwin's Law era and I was a pretentious college student trying to sound clever. )
AJBlack wrote:I think with the rebels there was a cold, militaristic dispassion in their approach; they had a job to do, and likely were doing it amongst numerous civilisations under threat. For them it's all bigger picture, and they'll do anything to achieve that.