Amandla Stenberg as Clementine
Idris Elba as Lee Everett
Star Trek concept art, Enterprise interior sets - Mike Minor (1977)
You know what I think television today needs? A completely new “Star Trek” series. Modern media has become transfixed on the idea of the dystopia - the post-apocalyptic wasteland that has become society’s inevitable expectation of our future as a species. When we see humanity’s future portrayed in popular culture, in shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Under the Dome”, and movies like “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent”, the outlook is bleak, and it’s easy to make that jump when every day, the local and national news relays man’s latest atrocities. It’s easy to believe that we are headed towards nuclear war and the total obliteration of everything we hold dear. But “Star Trek” is different. “Star Trek” took a generation gripped by fear of a nuclear onslaught and gave humanity a future not only free from the looming terror of war but free of personal prejudice, societal barriers, and institutionalized discrimination. “Star Trek” showed that generation a future in which all humankind could coexist and construct a system based on peace and self-worth and spread that idea among the stars, and perhaps that’s what this generation needs as well. In a technological age where information on every international crisis is widely and readily available, an outlet that dispels the notion that dystopia is humanity’s only possible path and promotes civility, peace, and hope for a brighter future could make a world of difference.
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