The Mirrorball Man wrote:
It was all Shakespeare and the arts, playwrights, classical music ect, etc.
Not that it was bad, but I think they went a bit too far with it, especially on TNG.
Not only that, but it gave the impression that the Federation was a completely stagnant and decadent culture.
The culture did come off as a little stuffy at times. TNG was about life in the 24th century, but the culture didn't always seem "contemporary".
Except for Jazz, I've never really heard any other form of music other than classical or opera in Trek. That was the norm.
Foods-- No burgers, no pizza throughout the series, mostly tea, alcohol, some desserts, but no junk food.
I could be wrong, but I think Trek was making a definite statement that TV and even streaming and social media will be extinct in the 24th century.
To be replaced with an interest in the arts. Sitting in front of a screen doing anything other than research or communication is 'primitive', the message seems to say.
They needed to live it up a little