There is no need to discuss in any detail what is happening in the world today as there is not a person reading who isn't aware of it. However, sometimes it is hard to see the wood from the trees. If there is one thing that Star Trek has excelled at for fifty five years, it is showing that the future is full of hope and possibility. It has never been a show about hiding from the present but rather it has been a show tasked with a singular purpose - show that humanity has all the tools at its disposal to create the brightest future imaginable.
Across every series, there are moments of pure joy and hope. Each is delivered in its own way according the tone of the shown therein. The darker shows sometimes show the brightest beacons. There is always a common theme - the future that Gene Roddenberry envisaged is one of a Utopia, brighter than everything that came before. But in his series bible, he did say that humanity would go through Hell to get there. Only with the darkest moments could Humans appreciate the light.
This list is a set of examples of some of the brightest lights that Star Trek has to offer. Old and new, these are the moments that help us remember that no matter how dark the night, there is always the dawn
Writer. Reader. Podcast Host. I'm Seán, I live in Ireland and I'm the poster child for dangerous obsessions with Star Trek. Check out my weekly podcast on all things....well all things film! Check me out on Twitter @seanferrick or at the website https://seanferrick.wordpress.com/