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'Star Trek Beyond' Takes an Ethical Leap Forward

The film is a paean to the value of diversity, and perhaps heralds the end of “speciesism” on the big screen.

Now showing: Moral advancement.

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If you’re looking for a diversion after two weeks of heavy convention viewing, I’d recommend a trip to the multiplex to see “Star Trek Beyond.” The reason isn’t just that the movie is by far the most fun of this summer’s tentpole offerings. The film is a paean to the value of diversity, and perhaps heralds the end of “speciesism” on the big screen.

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