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"Far Beyond the Stars" Was Trek at its Boldest

Social issues have been at the forefront of Star Trek’s storytelling for more than five decades. At ...times this has happened through overt metaphors and allegories. Other times this has been accomplish...

Vengeance: A Tale of Two Khans

Khan Noonien Singh is, arguably, Star Trek’s greatest villain. He is a complex character whose intel...ligence, experience ...

Our Eyes Opened

Philosopher Paul Ricoeur writes that myths are not simply false stories or untrue versions of histor...y. While they are no...
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GUEST BLOG: The Doctor Is In

Star Trek has always emphasized character development. During the multi-year course of a Trek series..., we witness the rel...

The Importance of the Gorn

In the Star Trek: The Original Series episode, “Arena,” Captain Kirk, Dr. McCoy, and Mr. Spock beam ...down to Cestus III e...

The Importance of Friendship in Star Trek

One of the things I found most unsettling in my first viewing of Star Trek: Enterprise was the diffi...cult relationships between humans and the Vulcans. The Vulcans were paternalistic and appeared conde...

The Importance of Education on TNG

Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the Federation was one in which humanity had overcome its violence and ...come together in unity. It is a vision in which humanity accepts diversity and welcomes other cultur...
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Horta, Humpbacks and the Encounter at Farpoint

Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the Star Trek universe was one where humanity overcame the violence and... prejudices that hav...

The Examined Life is the Only One Worth Living

Star Trek is a show about ideas. It is often full of action, suspense, drama, and humor. But at its ...core, Star Trek comm...