Star Trek: TNG: Liberal or Conservative?

One of the most interesting insights I’ve read in a while comes in this Grantland celebration of the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which points out that the show is simultaneously conservative and liberal: Conservatives — think in Jonathan Haidt–ish terms here — value tradition, authority, and group identity; liberals value tolerance, … Continue reading Star Trek: TNG: Liberal or Conservative?

Star Trek Review (No Spoilers): A Worthy Addition With More Character Backdrop

A well-crafted and worthy addition (I just saw it yesterday as well…my wife and I were able to sneak off for a 10:15 AM matinee, since my parents are in town for Mother’s Day, and they watched the kids). It was definitely less cerebral and philosophical than Treks past, and I must admit that I … Continue reading Star Trek Review (No Spoilers): A Worthy Addition With More Character Backdrop