True, there are not major space battles every other episode. However they do exist. The pretext is there. Phasers, photon torpedoes, shields. There are also enemies to use them on. I am somewhat of a fan and when I see those things on the show I enjoy it. My imagination can make good use of it on any given day during lectureBandit LOAF said:The point is that it's *not* there, not that some element of the series is more "sophisticated" than some other one. If you can watch Star Trek and decide that it's a a futuristic glory-of-war story, then you are -- in no uncertain terms -- an idiot.
Granted, it is certainly not the focus of Gene Rodenberry's creation but that doesn't illegitimatize it? And who implied that it was?