Saturday, October 1, 2016

My Break Up Letter To Star Trek

We've been together a long time so this isn't easy...okay actually it's super easy but anyway, it's not me, it's you.  

It's definitely and absolutely you.  

This is your fault.  Just so we are clear about this.

Regardless, we're done.  Whatever we had going once is long since over.  I think we both know its the best thing for me to do...for me.  

I'd say this is for the best for both of us but honestly I don't give a fuck what happens to you.

We are done Star Trek.  

I can finally go sit with the cool kids.


In case you are wondering what brought this on, directly on the heels of my Star Trek at 50 post, I will tell you.

In an act of perfect SJWism one hundred plus members of the casts and crews of various iterations of Star Trek have signed a blowhard, bloviating self-sanctimous letter that they called Trek against Trump: (*no link will be provided*)

Star Trek has always offered a positive vision of the future, a vision of hope and optimism, and most importantly, a vision of inclusion, where people of all races are accorded equal respect and dignity, where individual beliefs and lifestyles are respected so long as they pose no threat to others. We cannot turn our backs on what is happening in the upcoming election. Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe as Donald Trump. His election would take this country backward, perhaps disastrously. We need to elect a president who will move this country forward into the kind of future we all dream of: where personal differences are understood and accepted, where science overrules superstition, where people work together instead of against each other.
The resolution of conflicts on Star Trek was never easy. Don’t remain aloof –vote! We have heard people say they will vote Green or Libertarian or not at all because the two major candidates are equally flawed. That is both illogical and inaccurate. Either Secretary Clinton or Mr. Trump will occupy the White House. One is an amateur with a contemptuous ignorance of national laws and international realities, while the other has devoted her life to public service, and has deep and valuable experience with the proven ability to work with Congress to pass desperately needed legislation. If, as some say, the government is broken, a protest vote will not fix it.
Have you just turned 18? Have you moved? Have you never voted before? Some states have early registration (early October) and/or absentee ballots. You can’t vote if you are not registered. So make it so. Go tohttps://www.rockthevote.com , a non-profit, non-partisan organization, and fulfill your civic duty. Because, damn it, you are a citizen of the USA, with an obligation to take part in our democracy! Do this not merely for yourself but for all the generations that follow. Vote for a future of enlightenment and inclusion, a future that will someday lead us to the stars.

And here is the list of assholes that signed it.
  
Endorsed by:

J.J. Abrams

A pedophile gay man is voting Democrat?  How did this happen?

Allan Apone
Richard Arnold
René Auberjonois
Scott Bakula
Ira Steven Behr
Rick Berman
John Billingsley
Christopher Black
Paula Block
Paul Boehmer
André Bormanis
Brannon Braga

A mild disappointment.  Some of his other work indicated the possibility that he was a closet right winger.  Well at least now we know better, eh?   

Mark Robert Brown

LeVar Burton

Kunta, not on board with immigration reform?

Terri Potts-Chattaway
John Cho
Tracee Cocco
George Colucci
Mimi Cozzens
Denise Crosby
Dan Curry
Joseph D'Agosta
Peter David
Nicole de Boer
Keith R.A. DeCandido
John de Lancie
Jonathan Del Arco
John DeMita

Chris Doohan

Your father was excommunicated.  You have no need to try Chris. Also you are a fucking Canadian.

Paul Eiding
Aron Eisenberg
Terry Erdmann
Terry Farrell
Lolita Fatjo
David C. Fein
Juan Carlos Fernandez
Louise Fletcher


Jonathan Frakes

Those uniform girdles got tight after awhile didn't they?

Bryan Fuller
Dave Galanter
Tim Gaskill
David Gerrold

Ha! Ha! Ha! (*gasp...gasp*) Holy fuck David, do you have any idea how sad you look for riding on that one script from fifty years ago?  You haven't had a real career in decades David.  At this point you are little more than a fanzine contributor. 

Robert Greenberger
Bruce Greenwood
Max Grodénchik
Martha Hackett
Glenn Hauman
Manu Intiraymi
Michael Jan Friedman
Dominic Keating
John Knoll

Walter Koenig

Well...you're a slightly better actor than George.  You've got that going for you.

Alex Kurtzman
Judith Levitt
Jeff Lewis
Justin Lin
David Mack
Dennis Madalone
Chase Masterson
Dakin Matthews
Gates McFadden
Robert Duncan McNeill
Nicholas Meyer
Anthony Montgomery
Ronald B. Moore

At least I will no longer have to argue with my friends that, "no, Moore is not a  secret Hollywood right winger."  Also they may finally be willing to admit that Battlestar Galactica sucked ass.

Tom Morga
Kate Mulgrew
Larry Nemecek

Adam Nimoy
Susan Nimoy

Seriously?  That last name was all that needed to make this list?  

Robert O'Reilly
Linda Park
Leslie Parrish
Robb Pearlman
Simon Pegg 

You are not a US citizen Simon.  It's not your fucking business. You will note that Patrick Stewart who is a good Socialist had the good common sense to not  put his name on this. 

Randy Pflug
Ethan Phillips
Robert Picardo
Sandra Piller
Chris Pine

Fake Kirk sucks!

Emmett Plant
Zachary Quinto
Michael Reisz
Andrew Robinson

Eugene & Heidi Roddenberry

(*eye roll*)  Still given what a Mercedes Marxist Gene Roddenberry was all his life, they have better reason to be here than the Nimoy kids do.

Marvin Rush
Tim Russ
Zoe Saldana

Her Hispanic husband took her name when they got married. 

Ralph Senensky
Naren Shankar
Armin Shimerman
Gregory Smith
Brent Spiner
Rick Sternbach
Peter Sternlicht
Eric Stillwell
Jay Stobie
Sandy Stone
Carel Struycken
Marina Sirtis
Michael Sussman
Kitty Swink

George Takei

George, may one ask why the fuck you keep voting for the party that put you personally in a concentration camp?

Michael Taylor
Hallie Todd Withrow
Connor Trinneer
Karl Urban
Wil Wheaton

Dance, Fat Wesley! Dance!

Herman Zimmerman,


As you can see it's not just the usual collection of attention whoring, on-screen talent. No it's not merely the once near-famous or the forever none-famous, Hollywood Douche-bags, Jack-legs and Ripe-sucks.   

Producers, writers, costume designers, gaffers, keygrips, straphangers and relatives (for some reason). Have all decided to poison the childhood memories of right wing fans by virtue signaling like a fuck.

There is however one name not on this list  that is conspicuous by it's absence.  






UPDATE:  Shatner became a US citizen in '04. 

SECOND UPDATE:  It was pointed out to be that someone else didn't sign either




3 comments:

BassmanCO said...

Lovely. More entertainers I want to boycott.

Never saw the new Trek anyway. Looked weak and from what I heard, I wasn't missing anything. I made the mistake of seeing JJ's Star Wars abomination. Not giving him another cent.

#7139 said...

Good to know Shatner had the sense to pass on this.

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