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Should we take Star Trek seriously?

Forty-three years after Star Trek first appeared, the eleventh film in the franchise - which began on television in the 1960s - has just been released.

Will this film attract a new audience? Or is the Star Trek franchise's appeal an ironic, nostalgic one? Writer and comedian Natalie Haynes thinks not.


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