What’s the point of Star Trek Discovery?

People tell stories for a reason. Typically stories provide for the audience escapism, educational lessons, validation of culture, and a sense of social or moral control. These can all manifest in different ways, but generally speaking, those four functions are at the heart of any story worth telling.

More simply: the stories that resonate over time and place mean something to their audience. They tell us about our world around us, about our communities, about ourselves.

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Academic and Trekkie. I talk about the politics of culture, review nerd stuff, and golf a lot. Co-host: @podmeandering, #TopFive, @folkwise13

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John E. Price

John E. Price

Academic and Trekkie. I talk about the politics of culture, review nerd stuff, and golf a lot. Co-host: @podmeandering, #TopFive, @folkwise13

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