Gene Roddenberry's vision has been upheld by diverse casting, but storylines remain within mainstream 20th-century ideas of gender and identity.
Those calling it slavery fan fiction are ignoring the long, nuanced tradition of articles and films that wonder what would have happened if the South had won.
All men must die, so the young women have grown up to take control.
Be prepared to be scared and informed in equal measure by the next series of this cult show.
How will the reboot of the popular series about lesbians deal with cultural change since the original aired?
It's gritty and gripping in equal measure, but the swords and snowstorm narrative also answers a number of basic human needs.
The series has divided critics: many have praised its sensitive depiction of rape and suicide, others have said it romantises taking one's own life.