This sentence from a recent conversation Adam Kotsko and Sarah Jaffe had sums up my research focus well: “There’s a trend in Star Trek where gods are real — they just aren’t the kind of thing the worshippers think.”
Star Trek: Discovery has been digging into this longstanding element of the Star Trek universe in very interesting ways, and it comes at a perfect time. I’m currently writing a book chapter on gods in the Star Trek universe!
Details - Episodes - Discovery - Point - Capt
I will write more specifically about some of the details of recent episodes of Discovery at some point soon. I must say that Capt. Pike has become my all-time favorite Star Trek captain. I never joined in the debates about who one’s favorite captain is. Why and how would I choose between Sisko and Janeway? Each has their own distinctive leadership style, and confronted unique problems. Unless I saw Kirk in charge of Deep Space Nine and Picard stranded in the Delta Quadrant,...