C'mon, Polaris, Trek DOES ask those big questions. Not always, but often enough.
If you say so. It usually poses superficial questions and offers "Sunday School" answers. That was pretty remarkable, as I recall, in 1966 because such things didn't come up much on commercial TV at all - but that was changing even as Trek premiered, and network TV would continue to become (occasionally) more provocative and topical throughout the late 1960s and early 70s. Star Trek
of a change in American TV and culture, not the lonely beacon that its boosters made it out to be.