I’m guessing that this page will require registration at some point, but Orson Scott Card has a piece in the L.A. Times about the (current) death of Star Trek. He seems even happier to see it go than Jolene Blalock.
To put this in perspective, Card is a homophobe and a right-wing religious nut…excuse me, Mormon…so perhaps the tolerant, secular universe of Star Trek makes him uncomfortable. Not perhaps–it would have to. Not that Star Trek ever managed to address homosexuality directly. Though I suppose it’s implied that Phlox is bisexual. Then again he’s also polygamous, which maybe gives him a pass in Card’s book.
So why is Smallville better than Star Trek? Because no one ever manages to have sex, of course!