A.X.S. in the Economist—“Star Trek: Beyond” Strips Politics from the Universe

Here is my favorite quotation from this essay:

If “Star Trek” were still doing its job on television today, it would be asking questions about how a federation of planets can stick together when one powerful member becomes cautious of integration and votes to quit (with echoes of Brexit). Or how to tackle groups that, like Islamic State, use religion to justify an ultra-conservative social agenda—and abhorrent violence to impose it.