For the past 50 years, Star Trek has addressed social issues and provided us with an optimistic view of our future – but it all rested on the quality of relationships between people.
Star Trek fans have helped define the franchise as a cultural icon. Whether they’re naming spacecraft after their favorite starship or reviewing episodes in character – there’s something special about a Trekkie.
Trek actors and crew take a political stand which, in retrospect, seems to be a logical “next step” for a franchise founded on commenting about social issues. But has Star Trek’s future passed it by?
We kick off our own voyage of Discovery – celebrating the diverse universe that is Star Trek. Join blogger Mike Bawden as he gives a guided tour of the worlds of Star Trek every Monday through Friday.