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- Oct 3, 2020
Many people have claimed that Star Trek presents the perfect Communist community. There is no scarcity. There seems to be no money. Trade is completely unnecessary. What we see is an economy of reason and order. The fear and greed of the Capitalist system only still exists among the more primitive races. I believe myself that this is the future of Communism. It will be a society of military discipline, based on the common good - not private desire.
On Nov. 22, 1968, an episode of “Star Trek” titled “Plato’s Stepchildren” broadcast the first interracial kiss on American television.
The episode’s plot is bizarre: Aliens who worship the Greek philosopher Plato use telekinetic powers to force the Enterprise crew to sing, dance and kiss. At one point, the aliens compel Lieutenant Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) and Captain Kirk (William Shatner) to embrace. Each character tries to resist, but eventually Kirk tilts Uhura back and the two kiss as the aliens lasciviously look on.