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Example of Star Trek Addressing Social Issues - Mental Illness 

This scene got me right in the gut when I first saw it. It was revealed earlier in the episode that Garak suffers from extreme claustrophobia, experiencing a severe attack just a few scenes before this one. I was already expecting Martok and Worf to dismiss Garak’s mental illness, especially because the Klingon Empire prides its people on physical strength. I was waiting for them to call him a coward, not “getting over it” like I’ve heard so many times in my own life about mental illness. But as seen above that’s not what happened, the exact opposite does. Its moments like this that make me love Star Trek, even for all its flaws. Sometimes I get to see past my conditioned reaction of the worst, and get to see the best in people instead.

TDLR; Star Trek may be about aliens in the future, but it connects to me on a human level - more than most modern shows do today. 

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The thing about Pacific Rim for me, though

after Mako Mori and the glorious colour palette and that delightful uplifting score

is the unflinching optimism of it all

the idea that my generation, and the next, and the one after would look giant monsters in the eye and face the end of our world as we know it and respond with “you know what? giant robots

and that the world would come together to face the monsters at the door

that the film holds no human villains

that the heroes aren’t just pretty white American boys, but also an unflinching black London marshal, and three fierce Chinese brothers and a tiny Japanese woman with a heart of folded steel

I don’t know, man, having grown up with dystopian films about the world turning to shit and it all being the fault of humanity (and don’t get me wrong, I love some of those movies, but wow, they wear you down) having a stubbornly optimistic film about stubborn, brave heroines and heroes really does something to really raise me up