Originally Posted by Captain Tom Coughlin
I disagree with Horatio's point about political correctness. I think that TNG era Trek was very much an example of political correctness on TV. And that's not meant as a knock on it, TNG was a great series. But it was most certainly full of political correctness.
Largely because it was Gene Roddenberry trying to fully take hold of the reigns of Trek again, and reshape it back into his Utopian/ perfection of humanity vision. But, as you could see by latter seasons, the writers were wanting a little more independence and loosening of the reigns by Roddenberry, and I think the PC grip was starting to slip.