Inspired the invention of the cell phone.
First interracial kiss on TV.
Tackles social issues through diplomacy from the perspective of a post-scarcity society.
Star Trek is the thinking-person’s Sci Fi.
Then you have George Lucas’s weird religious space opera. Star Wars has more in common with L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth than it has with Star Trek.
Reblogging again for Chris’s added and accurate comments.
Yes. I know for a fact that my school’s IB HL Philosophy class regularly shows episodes from Star trek to bring up relevant ideas and to start discussions.