You know what is annoying on a busy Saturday night, though? People who don’t respond when we let them know that their table is ready (most places will send out multiple calls or texts) and then get angry when we give their table away—sort of like toddlers, now that I think about it.
A little gritty realism and some skepticism is fine. But Star Trek has to be (overall) an optimistic look at the future. If I want corrupt leaders and failed institutions and tragedy, I can watch the news.
I miss their lunacy.