Science fiction != Star Trek
Seriously, stop this shit. Just because I enjoy science fiction does not mean I enjoy shitty TV shows like Star Trek, Buffy, Angel, etc. (Firefly & Battlestar Galactica FTW!).
Science fiction is about blowing your mind, not PEW PEW lasers and people with bad makeup.
Go read Iain M. Banks, Peter F. Hamilton, Richard Morgan, Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Joe Haldeman, Stephen Baxter, Greg Bear, Orson Scott Card, Neal Asher, Charles Stross, Robert Charles Wilson, Chris Bunch, Greg Egan, John Case, Adam Roberts, Alastair Reynolds, Dan Simmons, or one of the other giants of sci-fi and you’ll understand.