When Star Trek stops hiding the humanism behind the sci-fi filter, American™ racism and hatred is put on blast. They didn’t even bother hiding the mirror on this one.
Category: The Original Series
When Star Trek revisits the Plane’arium storyline, the proverbial inmates have taken over the asylum led by a shapeshifting madman. Once again questions of rehabilitation, medication, and individual rights and liberty come to the fore. What effect does this new medication have on the inmate? Do inmates have the right of refusal of “care” in Star Trek?
When Star Trek trades in Cowboy Diplomacy for Marriage Diplomacy, Sarah and Allie find themselves in a very discomforting place. Why is the Federation forcing this woman to go through with the diplomatic marriage she doesn’t want? Why are the Klingons even in this episode? What even are those stones in that necklace, anyway?
When Kirk and the Gang find the missing scientists dead, they also discover some cousins of the bootyheads from the pilot. With a sun going nova imminent, can good ol’ human emotion save a planet full of mute aliens that we only ever see one of? Did they even try saving any of the other aliens on the other planets in this system? Why don’t people just ask for help?
McCoy catches a terminal case of xenopolychlamydia, the crew stumbles upon a Truman Show asteroid ship, and Allie’s back on the dating apps. Could Allie find love at first sight like McCoy? Will she avoid the dick pics and the xenopolychlamydia?
When a hate vampire sets the Federations and Klingons against each other, can Uhura’s sweet sweet singing bring them all together? Can we identify the hate vampires active in our own lives today before it’s too late? They are EVERYWHERE! Do we even have the power to stop them?