and try to explain why the UFP ends up seeming so overwhelmingly human-centered (and why that might be somewhat illusory).
That always bugged me. Humans are always shown to be special (e.g. the word Human
is not capitalised, the worst offender of all).
I know they have the cheapest make-up but the problem is: every Human-looking Starfleet officer is Human (or Betazoid, and one Iotian from SCE). Why not take more of the Human-lookalikes (the Angels of Angel 1, or the Ardanans?) already established?
Topic change: I've come across rumour that the Kelvin
-type is referred to as Einstein
-class in the book. Is that true?