Star Trek is a show where:

Spock was attacked by a flying pancake

 Spock got so horny he was attacking people

an alien stole Spock’s brain

 a flower ejaculated on Spock and made him high

 Spock is a vegetarian pacifist who will punch anyone who threatens someone he cares about

 the nasty space virus made Spock cry

 Spock pretends to have no feels but gets grumpy when Kirk beats him at chess

evil Spock had a beard

and they could still get their serious message across

so don’t pretend a show has to be “real,” “gritty” and “dark” to have a message that can change the world