why is intergalactic capitalism even still a thing in Star Trek? why aren’t replicators handed, gratis, to every single contacted spacefaring race, with comprehensive blueprints to build more? why is any Federation-contacted spacefaring race still experiencing any sort of poverty or deprivation at all?
more importantly, why haven’t the Bajorans (and every other oppressed spacefaring society) just taken replicators from the Federation as soon as they became aware of them?@1 year ago with 31 notes