Vengeance: A Tale of Two Khans

Khan Noonien Singh is, arguably, Star Trek’s greatest villain. He is a complex character whose intelligence, experience and strength made him a formidable and dangerous adversary for James T. K...

February 21, 2018

Our Eyes Opened

Philosopher Paul Ricoeur writes that myths are not simply false stories or untrue versions of history. While they are n...

November 18, 2017

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 re...

October 12, 2017

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The Importance of the Gorn

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

May 12, 2017

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 difficult relationships ...

March 08, 2017

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...

February 04, 2017

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 have plagued much of its history and unified in a vision of equity, explorat...

January 03, 2017

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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 com...

November 30, 2016