Sorry. The death scene and the fact that a star ship can withstand ocean pressures does nothing for me. Remeber when Trek was about science?
No, and I've been watching it since 1966. I understand it just fine, too, he said preemptively.
used bits of science and technology - often in a misleading or misunderstood fashion - but what the posture of the series did represent was an endorsement for addressing experience in a reasoning, evidence-based and open minded fashion, all of which was certainly inspired by the mid-century American popular embrace of science and discovery as good in themselves.