Mars Hoopla: Manifest Destiny in Outer Space?

About a year ago, I wrote to a friend who is part Iroquois and mentioned that a lot of syfy stories (novels, films, TV series, etc.) are rooted in the notion that earthlings will (or long ago did) colonize the galaxy, or even further. It suddenly dawned on me that Manifest Destiny had reached intoContinue reading “Mars Hoopla: Manifest Destiny in Outer Space?”

Is the Star Trek Reboot Racist?

Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS) first aired on NBC in September 1966. It has been praised as an exemplar of our multicultural future for more than half a century. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a fan and personally convinced Nichelle Nichols not to leave the cast after her first season of playing Lt.Continue reading “Is the Star Trek Reboot Racist?”

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