To Boldly Go: Why Star Trek Is Beneficial to Mankind

There Will Be Crud makes a case why Star Trek is important to Humanity.

It is not some simple Sci-Fi pulp.

For a further discussion head on over to our Trek Through Trek.

But of course if you read this blog. You already understand this.

Hopefully.

There Will Be Crud

There is an unfortunate and long-standing tendency for the general public to consider Science Fiction as mere pulp. Of course, as with anything that has ever existed, there are exceptions, such as Philip K. Dick‘s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (as well as its phenomenal film version Blade Runner,) Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, and pretty much everything written by literary genius Kurt Vonnegut, but for the most part, people tend to ignore science fiction, or refuse to take it as a serious art form.  And to those people, I say:

Seriously, guys, you don’t know what you’re missing.

I’m not going to say that every single episode of shows like Star Trek or Doctor Who (my favorite show) are works of art (some of them are painfully bad,) but when the series are considered as a whole, they become some of the most important…

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About Julian Munds

I possess a degree in Theatre and Drama from the University of Toronto. I own my own theatre company called Snobbish Theatre. We focus our work on new versions of classics.

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