Star Trek writers take Starship Enterprise where it's never gone before—woke politics

Since its creation in 1966 the franchise has had myriad iterations on big screen and small, basically invented the sci-fi convention, and has charmed audiences across every generation. But in two recent episodes, writers crossed a line where no Star Trek has gone before. Met ander woorde, they got directly involved in partisan politics.

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DIE ENGELE - NOVEMBER 22: William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk in the STAR TREK episode, "Plato's Stepchildren."  Original air date, November 22, 1968.  Seisoen 3, episode 10.  Image is a screen grab.  (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

DIE ENGELE – NOVEMBER 22: William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk in the STAR TREK episode, “Plato’s Stepchildren.Original air date, November 22, 1968. Seisoen 3, episode 10. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

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