HAPPY STAR TREK DAY!
When the first U.S.S. ENTERPRISE flew on to screens in 1966 it did so in a nation with many struggles.
Uncertainty with our rival super power in Russia, problems with China, a foreign war without a clear end, and racial inequality erupting into unrest.
Sadly, in 2020 - many of these challenges are still with us.
But so is Star Trek's hopeful view of the future.
Gene Roddenberry once said that "Star Trek speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow—it's not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans. No, ancient astronauts did not build the pyramids—human beings built them, because they're clever and they work hard. And Star Trek is about those things."