My brother's a Trekkie, my bf's a trekkie. I am bound to have maxium exposure to this Star Trek phnomenon and have my mind impeded with Star Fleet morals. While I had my brother to thank for forcing me to watch TNG (it was TNG TV or NO TV, and when you're around 10 in the early '90s with no PC, it would be an obvious choice for you as well), it gave me a very thorough foundation to Star Trek. But I must say my favourite is "Voyager" and I'm amidst of finishing Season 7. Yes, I borrowed the entire collection from my bf and watched every episode. Its actually pretty good material to watch before you go to bed. Nothing like self righteous drama (but not too dramatic, they always break free at the end) to put you peacefully to sleep.
About a month ago I was quite disappointed that Hilary lost the nomination (Eventho I'm Canadian I still care about worldly issues, and strangely I think I care about the US, China or Hong Kong issues more than Canadian ones). However, I couldn't help thinking ...WHY? Then I was watching "Voyager" and it struck me, in terms of ground breaking characters in Star Trek, a african Captain (DS9) came before a woman Captain (Voyager). And even so historically speaking Black men did get their right to vote in 1860's before women did 1920's. Perhaps its just all coincedences but perhaps its rather a chain or sequent of events that has led to this.