posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 07:27 AM
I'm an admirer of Roddenberry, and a fan of Trek. Its often said, the difference between Star Trek fans and Star Wars fans is, Trek fans love Gene,
but Wars fans hate George Lucas.
That said, in response to your posts:
An arrow is just an arrow, symbolically it simply means movement forward, which is why its used often in identity graphics.
Our cell phones are not anywhere near as advanced as Starfleet issue communicators, which are FTL transceivers with impressive range and more
importantly, no need for a network of supporting infrastructure for operation.
A taser is nothing at all like a Phased Array energy weapon, in any way at all.
I love the Star Trek line of Leisure Suits in the Shuttle pic... very groovy.
Gene was just a creative guy who made a living telling stories, any secrecy he exhibited about story lines is typical of anyone not wanting to spoil
the experience. Nothing more.
The Council of Nine? New age claptrap was very popular in the 70's. It still is, oddly.
Hyposprays couldn't use air pressure to inject anything into a body, this would cause a gas embolism.
I think the only harmfully subversive thing about Trek could be the idea of a one world government, the abolition of capitalism, the complete
redistribution of wealth; to each according to need from each according to ability Marxist vision of the future, as represented by the use of U.N.
That said, this was really only writers trying to fill in the back-story adding more dimension to the contemporary realm that the Trek human universe
might be; pulp futurism.
What I find attractive about Trek is the spirit of human excellence and achievement, and humans being human without apology.
Star and flag.