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Star Trek Preaches against Trump

Written by Joe Scudder

That Star Trek preaches Liberalism isn’t new, but now it will portray deplorables as Klingons.

Not deterred by what’s happening to the NFL, Star Trek preaches against Trump supporters. In a sense this is nothing new. Star Trek always presented nationalism as primitive and limited—a phase in history to be surpassed by unitary planetary government. But the new series will specifically portray the enemy alien Klingons as deplorables.

Entertainment Weekly reports, “Star Trek: Discovery to tackle Trump-era political divide.

Star Trek: Discovery will continue the venerated sci-fi tradition of using a fantastic setting to tackle real-world issues — only in a bigger way than any Trek series has done before.

The upcoming CBS All Access drama tells the serialized story of a war between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire. The show is set a decade before 1966’s original series — which premiered 51 years ago today — during which the Federation and Klingons were in a Cold War standoff that reflected yesteryear’s U.S.-Soviet relations. In Discovery, war breaks out and the Klingons leading the charge have some ideological ideas inspired by the 2016 electoral divide.

Read the full Entertainment Weekly story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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