@petebrown Kids aside, by that criteria just about any movie made over 5 to 10 years ago would be off limits.
@petebrown so let's close them all out, pull down the statues, apply 21st century thinking and morals to 18/19/20th century actions ... and pretend it all didn't happen?
Or treat it as a learning moment .. recognize that history is what it was and learn lessons?
We all have a choice.
@JohnPhilpin Your response seems a bit strong. I was talking about the choices I am making with my kids—others are free to do as they like.
@JohnPhilpin No worries. The internet, man—it angries up the blood.
In all seriousness, though… having to think about what I feel is helpful or constructive to watch/listen to/etc. with my kids has led to a lot of heavy reconsideration of media and entertainment that I have liked and loved myself. It’s not always a comfortable internal conversation, which is as it should be (for me, anyway).
@petebrown I know what you mean. I’ve been rewatching the show myself lately, and have been thinking about when it might be appropriate to expose my own kids to it. It’s unfortunate Discovery isn’t really appropriate for them either. Unless something fitting comes out of Kurtzman’s expanded universe, I might have to fall back to TNG, dated though it is.