In the future envisioned by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, the world is at peace, no one is homeless and no one goes hungry.
Tri-City Trek fans will try to bring a piece of Roddenberry's vision to life this weekend by using the premiere of the latest Star Trek film to collect food donations for Second Harvest Tri-Cities at Fairchild Cinemas in Pasco.
"That is the heart of Star Trek -- trying to challenge people to do better," said Lea Morgan, a member of the USS Antares, a local chapter of Starfleet International.
At its core, Starfleet is a fan club -- a place for people who love Star Trek and science fiction of all stripes to gather, watch their favorite episodes or movies and have a good time.
But it's also more than a fan club. Members live the ideals of tolerance, diversity, compassion, unity and service that Roddenberry wove into the Star Trek universe at its inception in the mid-1960s.
Morgan said community service is the heart of Starfleet, so the group wanted to do something to improve the community while enjoying the new film.
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