Manu Saadia has a pretty good point in his latest piece in Citylab. I can’t quite think of the last Utopian novel I’ve read cover to cover.
A sobering moment was this paragraph.
It tells you something that when the most avowedly utopian franchise in modern entertainment, Star Trek, decided to showcase a future city in space (in 2016’s Star Trek Beyond), it shot the exteriors in … Dubai.Maanu Saadia
Not San Francisco, or suburban Los Angeles as we’d previously seen. Yeah, I would say we have an image problem. ????
Even Captain America became burnt out by the end of his MCU run.