A look at The Cosmic Star

So, I just found this webcomic that's basically Star Trek meets 2001, which is just as interesting as it sounds. Well-written, too, and pretty funny, at least until things get serious. It is, however, marred by the Conservative views of the authors, who try to be all enlightened and neutral but fail in subtle ways:

By the way, maybe I'm misreading authorial intent here, and the setting is only meant to have the appearance of hard sci-fi, but:

See, it's worth knowing your science even when it is kind of detached from day-to-day life. Maybe there's no such thing as "overeducated", hmm?

Still a good comic I'll try to enjoy. Peace.