「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Trekker 讀報後發噏風

Trekker 讀報後發噏風



第一代的 Star Trek 我只是在北美的 Cable TV 看過幾集,我的成長時代是看 Star Trek:The Next Generation (簡稱:TNG),由 1987 至 1994 年,有七季,共 178集,記得好像是在明珠台播出。


當年每週必定追看,若有事就會錄影來看,自問是 Trekker or Trekkie 一名,至於 Star Trek 電影每部都有入院看過,絕不會錯過。可惜之後的:Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999), Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001), and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005),就沒有追看了。


某天看免費報 AM730 有以下一則的文章:


【am730專欄】荷李活人的創作,一向走在改變保守思想的前峰,更何況是六七十年代伴着筆者這一代人成長的「星空奇遇記」?

在葛克隊長的系列片集中,有 1969年播出的 Let that be, the last battlefield 一 集,講到企業號因為追尋一艘被盜的運輸船而介入一個星球類人生物的種族衝突中,葛克隊長大惑不解,為何同樣是一邊面黑一邊面白的統治階層,會奴役、歧視和千里追捕逃亡的同類?這集拍得很巧妙,兩種族群一直沒有同場出現,直到附圖的一個鏡頭。(Space 註:因 copy right問題,請點擊下面的連結看圖吧)



透過左邊外交官的對白,才看出統治階層的種族面部是左黑右白,而被壓迫勞役階層是左白右黑!要思考明白一個道理,放大是其中一個方法,但有時卻要縮小差異,才能令人恍然大悟種族歧視的謬誤!

到了 1992年首現電視的第 117集 Star Trek:The Next Generation,名為 Outcast 的這集裏,企業號副艦長Riker 又因為追尋一艘失蹤的運輸艦,遇上了一個非常先進的人類文明,這個文明「進步」到視戀愛和性是低等、原始行為,繁衍靠的是試管無性繁殖,但偏偏Riker卻與這個文明的一位女性 Soren 發生了戀情,最後 Soren 被捉回去進行洗腦治療。



看後至今20年,卻仍記得之後 Soren 見到 Riker 講的一句木無表情對白,所帶給筆者的沉痛(意):「我曾經愛上你,這其實是因為我有病,現在我已痊愈,我很快樂。 」編劇的聰明,在於藉着科幻創作,把異性戀者設身處地帶到一個被歧視的世界中,令他們感同身受。

人類的世界理應越來越文明,美國精神病學會已於 1973年把同性戀從精神疾病的診斷列表中剔除! 筆者深信,與種族歧視一樣,一個開明的社會,總有一日會消除對同性戀者的歧視。


by 天上人間 - 楊光宇



人類社會一定有歧視的情況存在,一些幫助被歧視的所謂弱勢社群,其實他們就是一班首先歧視別人的偽君子偽淑女,這一種歧視在歐美叫:condescending or condescension,這種歧視令人容易忽略,接受了被歧視也不知道!


話轉回 Star Trek,最令我記得的一集第一代 Star Trek,是:A Taste of Armageddon,是我到北美探親,偶然在嚴重 jetlag 中的無眠晚上,看到的 Star Trek 一集。


【wikipiedia】On Eminiar VII, the Enterprise finds a civilization at war with its planetary neighbor. Unable to discern any signs of battle from orbit, Captain Kirk leads a landing party to the surface where he discovers the entire war is fought by computer. Even though the war is simulated, citizens who are listed as virtual casualties still report to termination booths to be killed for real. After the Enterprise is destroyed in an attack simulation, Kirk must fight to keep his crew from death.






簡單來說“企業號”太空船來到一個星系,在這星系他們分成兩個派別,雙方戰爭了經已五百年。但是為了保存文明文化和城市建設,不至於被戰爭毀滅,他們不是利用真武器來打仗,兩派利用超級電腦互相進行攻擊對方,利用電腦計算出死亡人民的數字,人民收到傳召就會聽命,去到一個死亡工廠被集體處死。


為了保存星系文明,人民願意接受了這個方式,都甘願自動走進死亡工廠送死!不過在一次的利用電腦的戰爭中,計算出連到訪的“企業號”太空船都被毀滅了,因此全體到訪的船員,都要根據規定去死亡工廠報到,等候被殺死 。。。。。。


究竟 Captain Kirk 和 Mr. Spock 如何化解這一次危機呢?


Now the Full Story:

【wikipiedia】On stardate 3192.1, the starship USS Enterprise, under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, is en route to Eminiar VII, to open diplomatic relations with the inhabitants there. On board is Ambassador Robert Fox, who has been sent to lead the talks and to establish diplomatic relations with Eminiar VII and its sister planet, Vendikar.

Little is known about either world's people except that they have had intrasystem space travel for a few centuries, and when the cultures were first contacted, it was learned there was a longstanding war between them. Soon afterward, the Federation Starship USS Valiant mysteriously disappeared and was reported lost.

Nearing the Eminiar world, the Enterprise receives a priority signal not to approach the planet under any circumstances. Ambassador Fox orders Kirk to ignore the warning and investigate further. Kirk leads a landing party including First Officer Spock, a yeoman and a security detail, down to meet with Eminiar leaders. They are met by a representative, Mea 3, who leads them to the planetary council. Both Mea 3 and the council leader, Anan 7, sternly remind Kirk and his landing team they should not have come because the city has just been hit by a Vendikar fusion bomb which has killed half a million people. Curiously, everything in the city seems intact and there is no visible evidence or sensor readings of such an attack ever occurring.

The landing party soon discovers that the entire war between the two planets is completely simulated by computers which launch wargame attacks and counterattacks, then calculate damage and select the dead. Citizens reported as "killed" must submit themselves for termination by stepping inside a disintegration booth. Anan 7 informs Kirk that the simulated attacks and following executions is the agreed system of war decided by both sides in a treaty with Vendikar. A conventional war was deemed too destructive to the environments and societies of both planets.

Kirk is then informed that during the last Vendikar attack the Enterprise was destroyed by a tri-cobalt satellite, and the entire ship's crew must be terminated within 24 hours. Although the landing team is exempted from execution, they are arrested and held hostage until all Enterprise crew members report to the planet for execution. Mea 3 has also been reported as a casualty.



In an attempt to lure the Enterprise crew down, Anan 7 simulates Captain Kirk's voice and orders the crew to come down to celebrate the newly established diplomatic relations with the Eminiar people. Chief Engineer Scott, who was left in command, does not believe it and decides to have the Captain's voice analyzed. When the computer determines it is a fake, he realizes the landing party, and by extension the entire ship, must be in danger.

When Mr. Scott refuses the order, Anan orders the Enterprise to be destroyed, but the ship's shields easily repel the attack. Ambassador Fox insists that the attack was just a misunderstanding when he talks with Anan 7. Anan 7 lies and declares a sensor malfunctioned and it appeared the Enterprise was about to attack. Anan 7 apologizes and extends a warm invitation for the Ambassador to beam down and talk. Ambassador Fox accepts the invitation and orders Scott to lower the shields.

To Fox's indignation, Scott, with Chief Medical Officer Dr. McCoy's support, refuses the command, considering the planet's government has obviously captured the landing party, sent a fake message to lure them down, and had just fired on the ship. After threatening to bring Scott up on insubordination charges, Fox and his aide beam down, but are quickly taken into custody and sent to be terminated.

Meanwhile, Spock and Kirk manage to break out of their holding cell by overpowering a guard and stealing his weapon. Along the way out, they stop Mea 3 from reporting to die, destroying a disintegration chamber and disabling the operator. Kirk is then recaptured by Anan 7 while trying to locate the party's communicators.

Spock and the others disguise themselves as Eminians and rescue Ambassador Fox, destroying another disintegration booth in the process. A chastened Fox accepts that he was dangerously mistaken about the situation and volunteers to fight with the others.

With Captain Kirk in his presence, Anan 7 demands that Kirk order his ship's crew to beam down and accept their fate as determined by the wargame computers. In the background, Kirk yells out instructions to Mr. Scott to follow General Order 24, a full attack on the planet, within two hours.

Kirk informs Anan 7 the Enterprise is more than capable of destroying everything on the planet. Anan 7 still refuses and orders the Enterprise destroyed, but it has now moved out of range. Mr. Scott then contacts Anan 7 to say that the planet has been surveyed, and the Enterprise will destroy it by Kirk's deadline if the hostages are not released. In the prevailing state of agitation amongst the councilmen, Kirk manages to overpower the guards and take their disrupters. He orders the guards and the councilmen towards the door when Spock arrives with Ambassador Fox.



Kirk and Spock make their way to the wargame computers, and once there, Kirk destroys the entire system while Anan looks on in terror. He exclaims that the planet is doomed; with the treaty broken, the people of Vendikar will fire their conventional weapons again. Vendikar had in fact been in contact already to complain about Anan 7's government being slow to meet their treaty obligations created by Kirk's interference. Now, an immediate retaliation with real weaponry is imminent.

Kirk encourages Anan 7 to instead call a ceasefire so that the two planets, with the Federation's assistance, can learn to coexist in peace. A desperate Anan 7 agrees, and Ambassador Fox immediately offers to lead the negotiations. As the Enterprise breaks orbit, Fox reports that the peace negotiations are going relatively well.






如今地球上的列強擁有大殺傷力的武器,可以不用出兵作地面戰爭,國與國可以隔空幾千甚至上萬公里外,互相利用飛彈、無人飛機、進行攻擊轟炸任務,殺人於千里之外!


近日,以色列與卡沙地帶的巴勒斯坦武裝份子,地面戰爭尚未展開,以巴互相利用火箭大砲隔空攻擊,造成很多平民的死傷,巴勒斯坦人更把小孩子的屍體照片,擺了上報章媒體上,成為巴人控訴以色列殘殺無辜,受到國際關注!


Oh,When will they ever LEARN !!!



伸延閱覽:
從「星空奇遇記」看歧視 AM730
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield 維基百科
The Outcast (Star Trek: The Next Generation) 維基百科
Trekkie or Trekker 維基百科
A Taste of Armageddon 維基百科



我的舊文:
星空奇遇記 STAR Trek
星空奇遇記 STAR Trek~Soul Mate
星空奇遇記 STAR Trek~Transformers
星空奇遇記 STAR Trek~The Inner Light (The music)
星空奇遇記 STAR Trek~The Inner Light (The story)
THE INNER LIGHT vs the inner space
星空奇遇記 STAR Trek~Holodeck
STAR Trek~報復 復仇 報仇 —— 雪恨!







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