I am having trouble with current affairs -- the horrible US election campaign, the self destruction of the European Union, the inability of pretty much everyone to deal with global warming, the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, among other places -- so am obsessing about Marvel movies. I did the same thing with the original Star Trek back in 1967-68. What was going on then, I wonder? The war on Vietnam, American cities burning... My escape now is much darker and more violent... MPR is doing the ST prologue -- "to boldly go" -- right now. Gives me chills. Gave me hope. I'm not sure how much hope is in the Marvel movies.