I think it’s silly that we assume a whole culture is at risk from a single incident. You figure that’d be sucked up by cultural background radiation of bullshit stories.
I didn’t express it well in the episode, but after Ira Graves, I don’t think people in Star Trek are mortal any longer. I guess they have to be uploaded to positronic brains, but…maybe that’s what Maddox was working on. It might explain his urgency. Maddox wanted to use Graves’ work to save a dying family member?
I think we watched this one about a month after The Orville season finale, so that’ll be the last Orville reference for a while.
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