PoliTreks #8 – The PoliTreks of The Motion Picture

On our eighth episode of PoliTreks, Shashank and Barry delve deep into the political underpinnings of Star Trek: The Motion Picture in the first of our series – ‘The PoliTreks Of’.

We look at working relationships and how people in higher positions can sometime usurp those in lower positions, how Artificial Intelligence poses a major existential threat to humankind (something TMP does well at portraying with V’ger), and how the TMP, along with Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Alien sets it among the great Sci-Fi movies that kicked off the genre in its modern form.