Star Trek, both the original and Next Generation, spoke to fundamental American (and human) values. Habeus Corpus:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keZlextkcDI
The latest Star Trek was fun—and no more. It was action, without ideals. It was not Star Trek—it was a blockbuster built to make money.
This one’s edited strangely, but there’s a good part in the middle: