Many people question whether Star Trek is still relevant today. Modern science fiction is steeped in dystopian literature – does the United Earth and the Federation of Planets still have a place in the hearts of an audience obsessed with doubting their society’s own potential? But this is the message that the reboot brings us – that even when we do not have the world we dream of, it is essential that our mission be an ongoing one, that we never lose sight of bold new opportunities. … More In Defense of The Reboot – What the new generation of Trek movies brings to the canon
While Surak brought intellectual enlightenment to advance Vulcan society beyond its primitive instincts, Spock brought forth intellectual enlightenment that would reunify the severed ties between Vulcans and Romulans, and reunite them in an attempt to finish what Surak began. In other words, Spock broke the barriers between logic and emotion, in hopes of improving the lives of more than just the two species themselves. … More Spock is a successor to Surak in every sense of the word.