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originally posted by: EternalSolace
Are today's film and studio creators so afraid current gen fears from arm chair socialists and arm chair SJW's, that they cannot continue in the path that Star Trek was meant to go?
originally posted by: Bluntone22
Star trek used to be about exploring new worlds with a sprinkling of social commentary.
War was one of Star Trek’s major issues, as the real battle in Vietnam raged during the show’s entire three-season run. H. Bruce Franklin writes, “By the time the first Star Trek episode was broadcast in September 1966, the United States was fully engaged in a war that was devastating Indochina and beginning to tear America apart. By the time the final Star Trek episode aired in June 1969, the Vietnam war seemed endless, hopeless, and catastrophic. Four episodes that were broadcast between the spring of 1967 and January 1969, the most crucial period in the war and for America, relate directly to the war. Taken as a sequence, these four episodes dramatize a startling and painful transformation in the war’s impact on both the series and the nation.”
The most prominent of those episodes was “The City on the Edge of Forever,” wherein McCoy (DeForest Kelley) goes back in time and accidentally changes the future. Kirk (William Shatner) and Spock (Leonard Nimoy) follow him and prevent it from happening. In the past, they meet a peace activist whose outcome in the episode leads to variances in America’s involvement in World War II. The episode’s subtext is heavily in support of the growing citizen movement against the Vietnam War, to which Roddenberry was sympathetic. It’s now regarded as one of the most notable Star Trek episodes produced. Source
originally posted by: neo96
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: EternalSolace
Netflix original series follow a really good formula.
Their claiming Lucifer as one of their own.
They did not create it. They bought it.
originally posted by: Qumulys
a reply to: dfnj2015
Me too! Enterprise just came out at the wrong time I think. It just wasn't what viewers wanted at the time, but I think its my favourite of them all. (I always feel scared saying that out loud!) People really need to give it another go. Especially if they are left wanting after the latest netflix/cbs trek.