May 18th, 2013, 09:26
I agree with Paul and GDavis that Trek has lost something. I think Trek has lost it's cojones that it had before. Trek used to tackle sensitive issues when no one else would dare to. Trek had the cojones to create character types at times when no one else would dare to. Remember Majel Barrett playing first officer 'Number One' in the pilot? Trek used to break barriers. That was awesome.
Like Eoraptor, I am a bit of a trekkie too, and I think those cannon fundamentalists completely miss the point of Star Trek. In the show we saw characters like Johnny Trelane, Q, The Prophets, among many characters who could alter realities at the snap of a finger. We saw alternate universes and spatial phenomena that could alter reality instantly. Basically anything and everything is possible in the universe, it is not so one dimensional and set in stone as the fundamentalist think. Also the Vulcan philosophy of IDIC (Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations) which speaks to the same idea that everything is possible.