After the events of 9/11, many Star Trek fan clubs and online role playing ships disappeared from view. How do I know? I was one of the people in those communities.
From its first interracial kiss on TV in 1968 to the interspecies relationship in the reboot, Star Trek wants viewers to understand what it means to be mixed race and have interracial relationships.
Despite debuting in the early '90s, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine offers timely insights into 21st-century global politics.
Star Trek doesn’t foretell a type of future as a concrete inevitable outcome and final destination, it presents us with a fictional diegetic vision of how the world could be.
If space is the “final frontier”, then the technology that facilitates the adventure is one of the central mechanisms by which we can learn new things about ourselves and our society.