The concept of Star Trek evolved from just space exploration to moral policing as the number of years passed, and the various sequels/extensions of The Original Series were released. And slowly, the Federation started becoming an institution that was out to tell everyone else what is the right thing to do. Agreed, the Federation was supposed to consist of good guys, but trying to get everyone to one code of conduct is also a form of dictatorship. The TV series were the ones that labeled the Federation as an evil empire. Here are 5 top reasons that got this tag for the Federation, use the next page button below to check them all out. LLAP!
4) The Human Superiority Angle
Starfleet is supposed to serve the United Federation of Planets but why is this that the Earth is more federated than others. The headquarters are on Earth; the Admirals are human, and their flagships have just one close-to-human looking alien in the crew! Also, the capabilities of the humans and their evolution are on a higher scale than these other beings.
The nomenclature of space is also done after Earth, probably to ascertain the superiority there is. Naming a starship is a different matter, but naming the Terran Rivers, and using names like Saratoga to spaceships clearly show who is in command.
Dr. McCoy is known for his anti-alien rhetoric, and no one seems to have an issue with it. So Earth is ‘Sector 001’ while the other Federation founding members are in sectors 005, 006 and 007. The humans are responsible for inventing the warp drive, meeting new aliens, and then resurrecting the geocentric model of the universe. The biggest name blunder was Deep Space 9. This big Federation outpost’s name has no reference of the locals living there, but the Earthlings have given the name to it. What could have been worse?