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Boundaries for Trekkies

Where starship operations meet interpersonal boundary enforcement. Star trek alerts remind me a lot of relational boundaries!  Written by me (tanya@hypnosage.com except for Star Trek content from https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/165674/what-are-all-the-types-of-colored-alerts-in-star-trek-and-what-do-they-do?rq=1 or otherwise noted) While star trek narrative content is known to be an informative source of relational potential, the operations of galaxy-class starships themselves bear a striking resemblance to how the human nervous system functions - and dysfunctions. In any stardate or quadrant, “Personal boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave towards them and how they will respond when someone passes those limits.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_boundaries) “Aboard Starfleet vessels and outposts, a series of color-coded alert signals were issued, usually by the ship's computer or internal communications systems....

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