This writer has beforehand written about how in Trek’s post-capitalist society, status is the one foreign money that issues. The characters in “Star Trek: Decrease Decks” serve aboard a utilitarian ship finishing up minor missions, main the captain and crew to strategy different extra prestigious Starfleet ships with an air of embarrassment. Serving on “extra essential” ships is what attracts each profession development and publicity to extra thrilling adventures. There is a purpose Admirals are so typically unreliable in “Star Trek.” After reaching the top of their careers, Admirals resort to excessive – typically darkish – science initiatives to allow them to be seen by their skilled colleagues.
Thus, the overall argument made in “Star Trek” is that fame, like cash and energy, corrupts. The thirst for recognition can lead one to commit felony offences.
It is ironic, then, that “Star Trek” characters are so simply recognizable. For instance, Picard is aware of all about Captain Kirk (William Shatner) when the characters meet in “Star Trek: Generations.” In an episode of “Decrease Decks,” the showrunners reenacted the identical Picard/Kirk scenes from “Generations,” however with Ensign Boimler (Jack Quaid) and Admiral Sulu (George Takei) of their place. In fact Boimler knew who Sulu was.
In “Star Trek”, fame is the last word purpose, however it is usually meant to be rejected. In retirement, a profitable Starfleet officer needs to be immediately recognizable to a brand new class of cadets… however extremely humble about their accomplishments.
Coincidentally, the acquisition of fame has solely occurred to the characters identified to the general public. It occurred to Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway, lots of their officers, and can in all probability occur to others.
This appears unfair and restrictive to me.