If you look at my website and read about space Patrol. You will learn
1. It is part of the "Space Cadet" culture of the 1950's. As such, ti
was all brand new; fresh. If you read the Space Patrol book,
particularly the part about Ed Kemmer, you will find that it was a
heroic view, in the real sense to such a degree that some persons
thought that Kemmer had that as part of an agenda. I can tell you
from first-hand experience that this was the natural Ed Kemmer
2. The world of the 30th Century, as portrayed on the TV and as I
maintained it at the website was not a starfaring civiliation, it was
a pre-stallar one. Having only gone as far as Algol (93 ly) and only
rarely venturing out amongs the stars, this was new and fresh to "us"
There were great exploration ships like, I think, the Hyperion that
were interstellar but they were just that, exploration ships.
I think that this suits Aurora more than Star Trek, in which culture
interstellar doings are quite common Even Captain Kirk says there are
a dozen ships like his Enterprise in the fleet. As a UPSS ship Aurora
would be one of about a half dozen and on the leading edge of a
culture that is on its way to becoming stellar.
As such, this is the more Romantic of the two. It was also the sense
of life that gave Ayn Rand's philosophical system entre with me by
matching my sense of life. This fits in more with the "starship
Adventure" that seems to be little discussed here but was alluded to.