One of the main concepts of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek was that in the future, all the silly prejudices of the modern era were gone. In the original series that came out in the 1960s, right in the middle of the Cold War, Roddenberry had a Russian serving on the Enterprise's bridge.
Jan Van Den Hemel, who puts his TNG collages together using open-source 3-D animation tools, set some time aside to discuss Jean-Luc Picard, Jonathan Frakes, tea, space babies and the animated feature he's trying to get off the ground.
When the Battlestar Galactica prequel show wasn't picked up by SyFy, it became a painful reality that there are no adventures in outer space on the tube. Here are just a few reasons as to why we need a Star Trek TV show. Paramount executives, please listen up.