Ok I enjoy talking trek and so wish to start a group of discussions for you die hard fans on the board. If this discussion should get good results I’d like to open others.
The only rules I’d like to have people adhere to is that they stay on general discussion topic and not stray too far/
Topic 1: RASCISM IN TREK
Roddenberry gave a bold vision of the future without racism or divisions among people. However with the creation of Alien species a hidden racisim seems to be visible.
Two things give me this thought:
The First is the fact that Earth is the centre of the entire Federation. It’s importance is incredible. It is the Home of Starfleet Headquarters, The place where the President resides and The Council is also based there. Why if there are three founding members does one get so much priority?
The second comes from Enterprise were we are given new origins of Star Fleet as an Earth Organization run and manned (no pun intended) by Humans, or more specifically Terrans.
Alien species (As they are still refered to by Human’s) seem to have only a tolken appearence in Starfleet.
Could it be that despite the platitudes and make up of the Federation Starfleet is still a mostly humans only club?