Here’s why we need Star Trek’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard now more than ever

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    Captain Jean-Luc Picard represents a past version of an imagined future, a man conceived of in a time when we believed we were almost beyond such primitive ills as racism, environmental decline, degradation of knowledge or a dismissive view of science. That time was the late 1980s and early 1990s when “Star Trek: The Next Generation” was on the air.

    In the midst of its seven-year mission, between 1987 and 1994, came the worldwide commodification of Earth Day and a commercialized version of environmentalism. Visions of the United Colors of Benetton danced through magazine ads, and well-meaning figures preached the necessity of “seeing no color.”

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    As a life long Trekie, I look forward to this new show.

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