More Next Generation-style sci-fi optimism could bring more lasting hope, if only to illuminate our post-9/11 wasteland of paranoia and persecution. But one thing seems certain: Earth is worse off not having Star Trek on television, said Dorn, who has played the same character in more Star Trek shows and films than anyone.
Michael Dorn: I think Star Trek: The Next Generation is just like the original Star Trek series, in that it was, and is, an escape from the day-to-day crap that we all face. It gives its fans a chance to forget their everyday trials and tribulations, put up their feet and get lost in the dream of a world without chaos, where people get along and there is no disease or hunger. Sometimes.