Posted by: seanmalstrom | September 29, 2016

Death of Star Trek

You cannot make this up.

From LA Times:

A bevy of “Star Trek” cast and crew members from multiple generations signed an open letter Thursday by the Facebook group “Trekkies Against Trump,” blasting GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and arguing against a third-party “protest vote” in the November 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,” reads the letter from fans of the popular television and movie franchise.

George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu in the original television series, signed on, along with family members of some of “Star Trek’s” now deceased icons, including series creator Gene Roddenberry and Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock.

Names of those featured in the more recent film reboot also appear, including director and producer J.J. Abrams (a prolific Clinton backer) and actors Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto.

The message makes a particularly pointed plea to Trekkies not to consider voting for a third-party candidate for president.


Michael Jordan, who is a big time Democrat, had a phrase: “Republicans buy shoes too.” Half the population is going to vote against one of the two major parties. It is a stupid move to alienate that half of the market.

You want to see the list of names of those who signed, reader? Here they are:

J.J. Abrams
Allan Apone
Richard Arnold
René Auberjonois
Ira Steven Behr
Rick Berman
John Billingsley
Christopher Black
Paula Block
Paul Boehmer
André Bormanis
Brannon Braga
Mark Robert Brown
LeVar Burton
Terri Potts-Chattaway
John Cho
George Colucci
Denise Crosby
Dan Curry
Joseph D’Agosta
Nicole de Boer
John de Lancie
Jonathan Del Arco
Chris Doohan
Aron Eisenberg
Terry Erdmann
Terry Farrell
Lolita Fatjo
Juan Carlos Fernandez
Louise Fletcher
Jonathan Frakes
Bryan Fuller
Tim Gaskill
David Gerrold
Bruce Greenwood
Max Grodénchik
Martha Hackett
Manu Intiraymi
Dominic Keating
John Knoll
Walter Koenig
Alex Kurtzman
Judith Levitt
Jeff Lewis
Justin Lin
David Mack
Dennis Madalone
Chase Masterson
Gates McFadden
Robert Duncan McNeill
Nicholas Meyer
Anthony Montgomery
Ronald B. Moore
Tom Morga
Kate Mulgrew
Larry Nemecek
Adam Nimoy
Susan Nimoy
Robert O’Reilly
Leslie Parrish
Robb Pearlman
Simon Pegg
Ethan Phillips
Robert Picardo
Sandra Piller
Chris Pine
Zachary Quinto
Andrew Robinson
Eugene & Heidi Roddenberry
Marvin Rush
Tim Russ
Zoe Saldana
Naren Shankar
Armin Shimerman
Gregory Smith
Brent Spiner
Rick Sternbach
Peter Sternlicht
Eric Stillwell
Sandy Stone
Carel Struycken
Marina Sirtis
Michael Sussman
Kitty Swink
George Takei
Michael Taylor
Connor Trinneer
Karl Urban
Wil Wheaton
Herman Zimmerman

What is interesting to me is who DIDN’T sign. Those who didn’t sign are not necessarily for Trump, they are simply smart enough or arrogant enough to tell people how to vote.

The male captains didn’t sign.

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William Shatner didn’t sign.

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Patrick Stewart didn’t sign.

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Avery Brooks didn’t sign.

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Scott Bakula didn’t sign.

The babes didn’t sign.

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Nichelle Nichols didn’t sign.

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Nana Vistor didn’t sign.

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Roxann Dawson didn’t sign.

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Jolene Blalock didn’t sign.

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Linda Park didn’t sign.

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Jeri Ryan didn’t sign.


Jeri Ryan is an interesting case as she was the reason why Obama got elected to senator in the first place. Ryan was married to Obama’s political opponent and her divorce proceedings were used against the Republican candidate.

Others Didn’t Sign

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Michael Dorn didn’t sign.

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Cirric Loften didn’t sign.

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Colm Meany didn’t sign.

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Alexander Siddig didn’t sign (unless he changed his name again).

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Robert Beltran didn’t sign.

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Jennifer Lien didn’t sign (but isn’t she still in jail?).

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Garrett Wang didn’t sign.

Good luck trying to get Trekkies to sign up for CBS All Access now to watch the new Star Trek Discovery.

Keep in mind that the signers are stupid not because they have a political opinion, it is stupid because political pronouncements scare off major chunks of the market. Look at the NFL’s declining ratings based entirely on how players react during the National Anthem. People do not want politics mixed into their entertainment.

Game developers, take note.


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