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STAR TREK SUNDAYS Future Racists
Sep 21, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm| Free
Every Sunday join us while we boldly go where a lot of sci-fi geeks have gone before: hours and hours of Star Trek! We’ll be screening your favorite episodes of TNG, TOS, DS9 (and more!) while serving up Surian Brandy, Romulan Ale and some Earl Grey Tea, Hot. So come to Ten Forward, I mean, Videology, for an afternoon/evening of Picard and popcorn every Sunday with Jesse.
Star Trek is known to be one of the first (and most) socially progressive shows of its time. Purporsting a world where humans have abandoned racism and hatred, they now live in harmony, spreading their love all over the galaxy like militant hippies. Unfortuantely, these are fictional tales told by men and women who are trapped in a time where this has yet to come to fruition. Today we’ll take a look at some effective and ineffective ways that Star Trek approaches this issue to sometimes disturbing and other times, hilariously ignorant outcomes.