anyone else feel section 31 conflicts with roddenberrys opinion that the federation doesnt do this kind of stuff? (see the episode conspiracy)
though ds9 conflicts a lot with roddenberry...
The original version of the script did not feature alien parasites; the conspiracy in question was simply a military coup within Starfleet. Gene Roddenberry vehemently opposed such an idea, since he believed Starfleet would never stoop to such methods; there was just no way Tormé could get away with suggesting that the Federation was anything less than a perfect government – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk).