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After all the adversities that we’ve encountered in our travels, the greatest adversary, it turns out, is ourselves–our capacity for the best and the worst. We still have much to learn about what’s up there, and what’s in here.
Thus says Captain Kirk, gesturing to his heart at the end. This is in the final episode of Star Trek Continues. I say THIS IS TRUE STAR TREK. This is Star Trek fiction the way it oughta be, even if the copyright holders don’t count STC as part of their canon. This is true Star Trek because it is PHILOSOPHY IN SPACE.
The point of Star Trek was never the cool spaceships, although they were cool. The point was to imitate Immanuel Kant and explore “the starry skies above and the moral law within”–to explore the universe while also exploring what it means to be human.
Star Trek, like Existentialism, is a humanism, even if I did say so myself.
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