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The Ethics of Star Trek

Author(s): Ed Robertson
Judith Barad, Ph.D.
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages: 368
Personal Rating: 7/10
Amazon: 4/5
Goodreads: 4/5
Bindings:Paper Back
For Trekkies everywhere, a fascinating look at the philosophy of Star Trek, from Kirk and Spock to Janeway and Seven of Nine

For four decades, Star Trek has been the obsession of millions of fans. But real Trekkies know that the show is more than just riveting entertainment. Its complex moral dilemmas present a view of the future that holds important truths for us in the present. Drawing on episodes from all four Star Trek generations, this unique book explores the ethics of the series in relation to the theories of the world's great philosophers. Questions about good and evil, right and wrong, power and corruption are discussed in language that,is both readable and compelling as the authors show, how the program has evolved over the years to address society's changing values. For this century and beyond, The Ethics of "Star Trek" is an intriguing look at a brilliantly imagined-world and what it can teach us about how to live.
If you're at all interested in this topic, you should enjoy this read. It's designed to make the topic approachable for the largest audience, but without overly dumming it down (of course, professionals in this type of field may have a different oppinion of that).