Who can say what Star Trek will be in the future?
I think Star Trek
in the future will be different than Star Trek
is today, or what Star Trek
was twenty years ago. The reason I think this is that Star Trek
has long had a tradition of reflecting the times in which it was made.
The original series reflected the liberal viewpoint of the era of Kennedy and Johnson. Certainly Star Trek: The Motion Picture
reflected the malaise of the late '70s. You can argue that Star Trek II
reflected an Admiral Kirk who had moved from Kennedy to Reagan, and Star Trek: The Next Generation
tended to be rather conservative, again, growing out of the conservativism of the 1980's. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
showed signs of a dangerous, multipolar world. Star Trek: Voyager
can be viewed through the prism of searching for the original principles that guided Star Trek
, and hence a return to the liberalism and the sunny optimism. Maybe Enterprise
's problem was that it didn't reflect the Bush era particularly well.
So, as American society changes, Star Trek
too will change.
But I don't think Star Trek
will evolve in the direction you want of greater militarism, greater misogyny and racism, and greater prejudice, because American society is moving in the entirely opposite direction.
As time passes, what Star Trek
is will change, to keep the stories and the characters relevant and fresh to new audiences. But I don't see any way, short of a collapse of the United States and an imposition of a brutal, repressive theocracy in its place, that it would ever
become a militaristic, misogynistic milieu.