I’m a Trekkie. I don’t think it’s ever come up here before, but I make no apologies for being a big fan. I don’t have a Star Fleet uniform or anything, but do enjoy most of the series. The original Star Trek aired on NBC from 1966 – 69. That series made social and political commentary, sometimes dealing with very controversial issues, but in a sci-fi setting. Gene Roddenberry wanted to share his vision for a better world, a world of peace and racial equality, not just entertain an audience. There was always a “moral of the story” but some people were so entertained they were unaware of being educated.
Each Trek series has at least one character wrestling with the idea of being human. Continue reading