STILL TO BOLDLY GO?
by Kenan Malik
There have been many tributes to Leonard Nimoy and to Star Trek in the wake of his death last week. Few have captured the spirit of wonder and discovery represented by the series or the role of Spock as ‘the conscience of Star Trek‘ as well as this essay by the writer Leigh Phillips; nor the loss of that spirit over the past three decades, and the growth of anti-modernist sentiment, of philistinism and of hostility to Enlightenment ideas. ‘The Romulans […]
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