After the cancelation of “Star Trek,” the present was put into everlasting syndication, and it was solely then that it discovered its large viewers in reruns. “Star Trek” gatherings, then conventions, grew to become frequent, and Gene Roddenberry, in addition to the solid, would attend to kibitz. Plainly throughout this era, Roddenberry lastly got here to understand the extra expansive themes of “Star Trek.” Audiences reacted to the present’s multiculturalism and optimism concerning the future. The Prime Directive assured us that “Star Trek” was an anti-colonialist present, and the know-how depicted was our pal. The Enterprise was not a battleship, however an exploration vessel. The present, Roddenberry figured after the actual fact, was meant to be utopian.
As such, when it got here time to make “Star Trek: The Movement Image,” it stood to cause that it could attain far. Roddenberry, ever the free-love hippie, wished to inform a narrative the place all aspects of the universe might come collectively, scraping the outer edges of the cosmos, after which extending past. V’Ger had been touring for an unspecified time (a time-warp is implied) and knew all of the information it might know. What it lacked, naturally, was coronary heart. Human beings, and their capability for love, was the lacking factor of the universe. Our existence, Roddenberry argued, was an important factor holding every thing collectively.
V’Ger lastly realized to like and skilled the glories of intercourse. Its explosion was, primarily, a galactic orgasm, as if V’Ger was going via puberty. It was the top of its childhood and a passage to the next airplane. V’Ger is, after all, an emblem of humanity as it’s seen in “Star Trek.” Like in “2001: A House Odyssey,” the cosmos is our subsequent step of development. We cross into the celebs, and we’re now not kids.
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