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Old 02-14-2017, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by AtomicDog View Post
And Alien Nation.
Oh, interesting one, because it kind of subverts the cliche, but kind of doesn't. The aliens in AN are a slave race, whom we rescue from their crashed ship and grant citizenship. So, that's a subversion. Except, these aliens are slaves - which means they're someone's property - someone with the technical capability of building faster than light spaceships. And we just kinda stole a ship load of their stuff and gave them rights and property and told them they aren't slaves anymore. Which means it's not a subversion, because we're still treating stranded aliens in a way that's likely to piss off a vastly more advanced race - by being too nice to the stranded aliens.