A beaker full of death wrote:
Funny. I thought the point of Trek was to tell us something about ourselves.
Oh, right. That was TOS.
Funny. I thought the point of TOS was to tell entertaining stories in a sci-fi setting as a way of attracting viewers and, ultimately, making money. I also thought all the "using Trek as a vehicle to explore the human condition" bullshit was just that.
Gene Roddenberry would disagree..
"[Star Trek] is my social philosophy, my racial philosophy, my overview on life and the human condition."
But what did he know about it's point? He was just the creator after all.