Project Description

The Philosophy of Star Trek

[Federation, Post Scarcity Economy, Alien Cultures]

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“It isn’t all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning.” -Gene Roddenberry

Star Trek is the most popular and longest-running Sci-Fi franchise in American history. Created by Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek follows the various crew of Starfleet in their missions across the galaxy.

This presentation showcases the inspiration behind Star Trek, how the Federation came to be, examines the post-scarcity economy featured in their future Earth society, and explores the philosophies of all of the major alien species shown throughout the Star Trek series.

This video was made out of my passion for the Star Trek series, as well as the frustration that others have incorrectly described its themes, its economy, and its alien cultures. Most Star Trek documentaries are riddled with progressive bias – gushing over the impossible utopian reality of a moneyless and egalitarian society. That different species could somehow all live together as one, ignoring the wars within and outside of the Federation. I’ve even seen Muslims cosplaying as Federation members being celebrated for their pro-diversity stance. Even though it is Star Trek canon that Muslims were wiped out in World War 3, and were not part of Gene Roddenberry’s humanist vision of the future.

As per my other videos, this presentation was produced to be timeless and objective as possible. It was created by a fan who adored the series in the 90s – addressing its sciences, economics, politics and philosophical themes without any personal preferences. I find this perspective impossible to find within the bowels of Hollywood and in the greater American culture, as just about every director/producer/writer/crew/actor has a strong liberal bias which taints their Star Trek perspective.

If you are tired of that viewpoint, then will you find this presentation to be a refreshing homage to Roddenberry’s original legacy, and will rekindle your passion for Star Trek and Sci-Fi.

You can learn more about my experiences with Star Trek and the creative process by purchasing the commentary track.

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Clips Used:

Star Trek The Original Series 1966 | Star Trek The Next Generation 1987 | Star Trek Voyager 1995 | Star Trek Deep Space Nine 1993 | Star Trek Enterprise 2001 | The Sixties – The Years That Shaped a Generation 2005 | Cold War (TV series) 1998 | The Time Machine 1960 | Planet of the Apes 1968 | Dr Strangelove 1964 | Star Trek The Motion Picture 1979 | Star Trek The Future Begins 2009 | Star Trek Insurrection 1998 | Star Trek Nemesis 2002 | Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 | Star Trek First Contact 1996 | The 6th Day 2000 | The Island 2005 | Star Trek The Wrath of Khan 1982 | Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines 2003 | X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 | Star Trek The Voyage Home 1986 | Star Trek The Search for Spock 1984 | BBC The French Revolution 2015 | The Road 2009 | Star Trek The Future Begins 2009 | Star Trek The Undiscovered Country 1991 | Star Trek Starfleet Academy 1997

Music Used:

Star Trek The Motion Picture OST | Star Trek Mega Suite 2 – These Are The Voyages (YouTube) | Star Trek Mega Suite 7 – To Boldy Go (YouTube) | Star Trek Mega Suite – Live Long and Prosper (YouTube) | Star Trek Mega Suite – Ad Astra Per Aspera (YouTube) | Star Trek Epic Music Suite – Where No One has Gone Before (YouTube) | Star Trek Mega Suite – Glory and Honor (YouTube) | World Of Warcraft – Goblin Suite | Galaxy Quest OST | Star Trek Insurrection OST | Star Trek Enterprise Music Borg Attack (YouTube) | Star Trek Beyond OST | Star Trek Online OST