Star Trek missed the opportunity to follow the frequent examples of its predecessors in exposing the truth of our times and using this to teach, to warn, and to encourage, like Jesus did. God is notably absent from Star Trek, as if we will soon outgrow our need for God. But the cold, violent and superficial world of Star Trek shows how much God is missed.Star Trek is an engaging bit of pop entertainment by one of the big pop entertainers of our time: J.J. [Abrams]. I watch and enjoy his Lost series. The intriguing plot and illuminating flashbacks suggest intelligence and humanization, but far too often I get the feeling that we are being manipulated; that it's not about making us think or care, but about making us come back week after week. And, like Star Trek, it relies far too much on violence as a necessary part of what constitutes entertainment. I, for one, am not entertained by violence but by the engagement of my mind and my heart.