posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 12:35 AM
Star Trek in general (TNG anyways) was a moral and ethical crusade, with huge undertones of liberal ideaology in all its grandeur. The funny thing, is
many of the "solutions" Gene saw in the long future, have since come and gone being the ideas of the time (80s-90s) that many thought were cure
alls, but quickly faded into obscurity as they proved ineffective.
The hypocrisy of the Prime
Also, the Prime Directive was supposedly the "Master Rule", the one rule to rule them all, yet, it was the most commonly broken rule, which in a
sense is a shot to bureaucratic hypocrisy I suppose.
There were also occasions when they tried to highlight backwards thinking by having races of female dominated matriarchs that kept male slaves, or
black worlds with tribal rule who lusted to kill everything in site.
It's kinda like a bad characterization of everything the writers saw as "evil" and apparently, the crew and everyone in Starfleet was somehow more
civilized and more intellectual, even though they all suffered the same character traits as most of the "dumb" worlds they came across.