‘Star Trek’ smart guy: San Diego professor on Starfleet as American history

May 14, 2009 | 10:20 p.m.

Down at San Diego State University, history department professor John Putman teaches a course titled “Star Trek, Culture and History” that looks at American history and culture through the prism of Gene Roddenberry’s universe. So basically this means that all those hours I spent eating Count Chocula and watching William Shatner make out with green ladies was a pure academic endeavor. Sweet! I feel smarter already.

Here’s some video on this, ahem, academic enterprise (sorry, I couldn’t resist):

– Geoff Boucher

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