Essay

How ‘Horta-nomics’ can save Star Trek’s socialist utopia from the horrors of the dilithium mines

June 19, 2020

This moment — Spock’s mind-meld with the Horta in “Devil in the Dark” — is the instant when the socialist Federation of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” with all its hope becomes possible. Throughout the original series of Star Trek and in Enterprise people are constantly mining stuff. We see a galaxy desperate for mineral […]

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