Constable Toad wrote:
Space travel fueled by capitalism? Ah, yes, Roddenberry's prophetic vision of Star Trek is finally coming to fruition (except we're the evil alternate universe from that one episode where Spock had a goatee and the Federation was an evil empire).
In the Star Trek universe actually they have no money...and the funny thing is, even though after nearly 50 years of novels, comic books etc exploring every corner and facet of the Star Trek universe, no one has ever bothered to try to explain how a civilization can possibly get by without money. I mean, how do they build those starships, and those massive space stations, if there is no money? Of course, the reason why no one has ever tried to explain how the Star Trek economy works is because it is obviously impossible.