The series highlights the importance of empathy and respecting other (alien) races and cultural traditions while co-existing peacefully. Storylines sometimes act as metaphors for contemporary social issues, like discrimination and ethical practices in scientific research. Additional themes include communication, courage, and teamwork.
Plenty of spaceship battles, phaser shootouts, and even the occasional fistfight -- but the conflicts are generally pretty bloodless.
Mild flirting and occasional romance, but no onscreen nudity. Characters are sometimes seen in bed together and sex is implied. Occasional episodes revolve around concepts of sexuality both alien and familiar, including a species of aliens who are all homosexual, and a traditional Betazoid nude wedding (no body parts shown).
Infrequent use of verbal put-downs and swear words like "damn" and "ass."
Though no product references, Star Trek is a major franchise associated with many products.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some social drinking, but nobody ever seems drunk.