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Philosopher Paul Ricoeur writes that myths are not simply false stories or untrue versions of history. While they are not simply equitable with history, they ought to be understood as the narratives ...

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

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

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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...

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

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 communicates ideas about human life through the experiences, relationships, tragedi...

November 30, 2016

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