Easily one of the most requested topics I get is to discuss the representation of Autism within Star Trek. And it’s not surprising why. Star Trek’s most popular and enduring characters have often been those who have neurodiverse personalities, from Spock to Data and Barclay to Tilly. Star Trek has been littered with numerous characters that autistic people have identified into. So let’s analyze why Star Trek has continued to speak to the neurodiverse community for over 50 years.