Dissecting the Star Trek Utopia
Ever wonder how the Star Trek society overcame corporations, human greed and competition? I’m pretty sure it wasn’t because the society evolved to no longer need it. I’m guessing that the first transporters were used to do away with all of the capitalists and staunch individuals who just weren’t “down” with the vision of a one world government.
Then came the conflict with Khan in the Eugenics Wars, then absolute poverty on a planetary scale, the nuclear war, and then First Contact with Vulcan. And the video below from Cracked gets it pretty much right.
Why The Star Trek Universe is Secretly Horrifying — powered by Cracked.com
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Its the ultimate fan web series and it is extremely well lit, acted, and replicated, down to the music and editing style of the Original Series. Yes, I think this is something we need. Not just as a Trek fan, but it shows that home produced web content can compete with corporate Hollywood. All of…
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This is the access code from hell. But I’d bet that there are more than a few nerds out there with this as their password:
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As a huge Trek fan, I gotta say this is the best music video about the original series out there.
about 5 months ago - 1 comment
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