Star Trek was never about spaceships exploding, laser fights, and huge action scenes. Originally it’s action was corny as all heck, and even as it matured in later generations (heh, see what I did there?) it was still never the focus. How were the Borg first defeated? Not by blowing something up (fuck-you-very-much writers of Voyager) but through intellect, curiosity, compassion, love, and sheer determination. Star Trek is an idea, and this nonsense that bears its name in the cinemas today is as much Star Trek as is Judge Dredd. The idea of Star Trek rests on the cooperation of all humankind; the inalienable rights of all beings; the strength of compassion and intellect over bigotry, violence, and despair; the possibility of a humanity devoid of the pursuit of selfish principles and greed. Star Trek is a vision of everything humanity could be - it is the slimmest glimmer of hope in an otherwise bleak and terrifyingly antagonistic world.
Anyway, I just thought that I’d share.
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