Originally Posted by Dominus of Megadeus
It's a marvelous tale, now interwoven in the fabric of American society, born in the era of optimism and hope amist the backdrop of social unrest of the 1960's.
It's the reason why the story and the characters are much bigger...much more grand than the design of the ship, or the actors portraying her crew. Star Trek, when her writers were on their A-game, was very profound. When her writers were not at their best, she was silly camp--but it, overall, was culture-changing television.
And without the silly (which, let's face it - at times we enjoy!
) we wouldn't be able to appreciate the deeper parts as well!
You gotta have a solid measure of both in Star Trek or it's not Trek!