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by Eric Greeneon Star Trek: The Original Series
We had the overarching authority of science fiction and we could go anywhere with that and under that guise we could also talk about the issues of the day.... The war in Vietnam...no one was allowed to talk about on television if you had a contemporary show, but under science fiction we were able to get in commentary on Vietnam. –D. C. FONTANA, Star Trek Story Editor
Has a war been staged for us, complete with weapons and ideology and patriotic drum beating? Even...race hatred? –CAPTAIN JAMES KIRK, “Day of the Dove” (3-7)
In its forty years Star Trek has become a legend. As the legend would have it, Star Trek derives its popularity from its positive view of the future, a future in which humanity has overcome poverty, prejudice and war, reached out to alien species and joined with them in a United Federation of Planets to explore the … read more»
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by Travis Stewarton Friday Night Lights
Matt Saracen, feared QB1 of the state champion Dillon Panthers, is about as physically unimpressive as anyone you’ve ever seen.
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