But we need a new Star Trek series to critique our culture and make us examine what we have become. And that will force us to become something better.
Roddenberry took a lot heat for Next Gen being so "politically correct." I remember hearing his speak at a con back in the 80s.
He created almost perfect characters because believed that people minicked what they saw on television. He said that Next Gen was not what we are "but what we should become."
Now if we could only do that.