Regarding "Trekking to the Top," by Sheldon Teitelbaum (May 5): I was not a Trekkie. I am not a Trekker. I have a life. I watch "Star Trek: The Next Generation" because it often sports excellent writing, its ensemble acting is better than anything else on the tube without the name Bochco in the credits, and its technical wizardry is dazzling fun.
But I also watch because, to quote a close friend, "If the future isn't like this, it ought to be." The things I learn from the Enterprise's crew give me hope that we can make it so.