The “Star Trek” community past and present come together against Donald Trump
By: Kyle West, Xiro Xone News September 29, 2016 Updated: 1:34 PM
Since it debuted on Sept. 8, 1966 Star Trek has always shown us a hopeful and positive vision of the future. Now Members of former and current Star Trek series and films have joined together to defend that vision against Donald Trump.
Cast, writers, directors and producers representing every Star Trek show have united behind a Facebook page entitled "Trek Against Trump." The group believes Trump's ideology, policies and personality are misaligned with the optimistic and inclusive future of Star Trek which is explained in the group's post.
The support come from Star Trek alumni spanning 50 years with names such as J.J. Abrams, Kate Mulgrew, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, LeVar Burton and others.
George Takei who’s best known for his role as Mr. Sulu in the Original series, has been one of the loudest voices against Trump and sums up how important this election year is.
“Elections have consequences when you look beyond the November general election, it’s a whole different America that we’re looking at. I want it to be the kind of America that I love and the largest common ground we share is as Americans. We don’t want a fear-monger, someone who wants to build walls on the southern border, ban Muslims, all the things that we don’t want our country to be. I love America and I don’t want that to be the America that we’re going to be living in after November,” he told MSNBC host Chris Hayes.
Trek Against Trump follows in the footsteps of Joss Whedon’s high-profile anti-Trump video which featured many key players from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump continues to narrow, with Clinton seven points ahead of Donald Trump, 48 percent to 41 percent in the latest NBC/WSJ poll, with less then 40 days until the November elections.