SC politicoblogger Wesley Donehue warns readers, "Don't ever underestimate my geekyness."
Star Trek portrays a world on Earth without prejudices, crime, and pollution. It is a perfect world where everyone is treated equally. Maybe gay fans believe that they would be fully accepted as homosexuals in a Star Trek type of world. Maybe, they seek in this show what our society cannot offer them.
But, would gays be really accepted in a Star Trek world? Is it fair to assume that since there's no open condemnation of homosexuals on the show, silence equals acceptance?
The problem is that silence does "speak" when it's contrasted to a usually loud and powerful voice. We are told time and again on Star Trek that humanity has overcome its prejudices, that all humans are treated equally. On Earth of the 24th century there is no war, no poverty, no hunger, and no greed. If this is true, then what we don't see is as important as what we do.
But despite Roddenberry's protest that Star Trek is three centuries on, we view it three centuries behind. In a world where, more often than not, what divides us is what counts. Witness this group- or this blog- trying to be accepted by larger groups with which they have a 99.99999% overlap of worldview. But they can't get in.
Is geekyness the acceptance of the values of a more highly evolved, technological society of the future? Or is it just a teen phase you can make money off nowadays on Ebay?