In honor of the release of the newest film in the Star Trek franchise, Adam Kuban over at Serious Eats takes us on a guided tour through the cuisines enjoyed by the various “alien cultures” that populate the imagined universe, providing enough insightful analysis to please both Trekkies and Foodies alike. In Kuban’s estimation, the food choices that appear throughout the series aren’t always just throwaway props, but often carry underlying meanings that point to aspects of our (and the show’s) culture. He examines one such subtext in the following passage: 

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