The immortal machine robot Data, from Star Trek: The Next Generation, is the dream of the human who needs to be cared for as much as humans need the technology of rejuvenation and medical science to prolong life in longevity, but the spirit must be harnessed if such high objectives are to be realized, `I am superior, sir, in many ways. But I would gladly give it up to be human.' Data is a better human because he`s a better machine or robot, but the male oriented fiction demands that Jesus` teachings be understood as human sacrifice, and so Data asks to die, because Star Trek writers represent the false perspective that the physical body isn`t heaven bound; despite hundreds of TOS scenes featuring the transporter of the starship Enterprise teleporting humans from planets to take them through galaxies to other planets, `Mister Spock, the Captain, Lieutenant Uhura, and Chekov. they vanished. They got onto the transporter platform and they just vanished.'
Robin Bright wrote 'Jungian Archetypes in the work of Robert A. Heinlein' as his PhD thesis at England's Hull University in 1992, which appeared as Self Begetting Ouroboros: The Science Fiction of Robert A. Heinlein', LAP, 2018. His articles include, 'Robert A. Heinlein: Theologist?' in the British Journal Of Science Fiction: Foundation, 1992, #54.
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Starfleet, Star Trek, Next Generation, The Enterprise, DS9, Voyager
FICTION / Science Fiction / General