In all seriousness though -
Star Trek is more than a fandom. It is a philosophy.
It’s the belief in a better and brighter future for humanity.
It’s about building up from a horrific past of a war-torn world to create a beautiful future in which hunger and poverty no longer exists.
It’s about unity - making friends and alliances across the galaxy with a diverse set of cultures, from human to Klingon to Cardassian.
It’s about recognizing the value of life even when it looks so different from anything we know - silcon-based, artificial intelligence, etc.
And it’s about being the best person you can ever possibly be.
It’s about learning Latin when you’re in the Academy to be an Engineer.
It’s about keeping up with the humanities while you’re surrounded by the most advanced science we can conceive.
It’s about striving to be something greater, something perhaps it would be impossible for you to ever obtain, because it’s the journey that’s more important than the destination.
It’s about progress - in equal parts scientific and humanitarian.
Star Trek isn’t just about the characters or the plot; what makes Star Trek what it is is the driving philosophy behind it, Roddenberry’s vision.
Most fans I see love Star Trek as much for the philosophy as for anything else. And for those who take the philosophy to heart, it becomes a lifestyle. A lifestyle of progress, growth, and endless possibilities.
Originally from Nam-Tor du Kushel