Star Trek was subversive in its message about the future of humanity... this game continues with those messages.
The character creator places an emphasis on options... you can have a Latino, Asian or African human character. The wealth of humanity is represented. So is the equality between alien races.
You need to be careful with the 'store' for more pets, costumes and ships. Fortunately buying anything requires two separate transactions... the first buying the credits, and the second using the credits to buy the item.