I’m glad to see there’s someone else out there who thinks it’s way past time to shut down the Star Trek franchise.
As science fiction, the series was trapped in the 1930s a throwback to spaceship adventure stories with little regard for science or deeper ideas. It was sci-fi as seen by Hollywood: all spectacle, no substance.
So why did the Trekkies throw themselves into this poorly imagined, weakly written, badly acted television series with such commitment and dedication? Why did it last so long?
All over Los Angeles there are Trekkers trying to figure out how to cancel their non-existent subscriptions to the Times.
[Irrevelvant side note: Why did my spell checker flag "Trekkies" but not "Trekkers"? :-)]