“For 3.2 seconds, I … saw perfection.”
—Seven of Nine to Captain Janeway, Star Trek: Voyager, "The Omega Directive"
Let's get this straight — I'm a Trekker, not a Trekkie.
And, as a Trekker, I felt called to celebrate Star Trek's 50th anniversary at New York's Jacob Javits Center during the first week of Sept. 2016.
And as I stood amongst my outrageously costumed Trek confreres and consoeurs, immersing myself in all things Trek, I came to consider Trek's Catholicity.
It's certainly true that Gene Roddenberry was a militant atheist, anti-religionist and Rosicrucian, and hoped to portray the future as a techno-secularist paradise sans religion (read: Catholicism). But the sad truth (for...READ MORE