Three Reasons Why Star Trek Endures

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In the realm of science fiction, there is a big divide between Trekkers and Star Wars fans.  I consider myself the latter, and always enjoyed the more mystical, quasi-religious elements of Star Wars to the technical science of Star Trek.   That said, I grew up watching both and one of my earliest memories is watching Star Trek on the family television at a young age.  My parents remember watching the original series on the dormitory television during their college days.  That was over forty years ago.  There is a new movie opening today that continues the adventures of those same characters introduced during the days of LBJ, the Vietnam War, and social turmoil.  Why does Star Trek persist?  Here are three reasons:

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