The letter, which was posted to Facebook on Thursday, trumpets:
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 letter goes on to say that voting Green or Libertarian, because the two major candidates are “equally flawed” is “illogical and inaccurate.”
Because actors and actresses are qualified to give political advice. Make no mistake, these people are nothing but pretty faces ( that's being generous to some ) with subpar talent. It's almost insulting to think that their PSA will have an impact on voters. How stupid and gullible do they think people are? Anyone who is swayed by a celebrity PSA regarding the election should have their right to vote stripped from them.
These actors and actresses are all wrong, voting for Hillary is highly illogical because she is a crooked, power hungry, incompetent whore who is only running for President to further her own self aggrandizement.
jeepguySD saidFascinating. This is the first I've seen of this and I have to wonder what impact, if any, their message might have with voters?
The most humorous impact will be an identity crisis for Trump supporters unable to resolve conflicted values of the science fiction they enjoy as fantasy and the horror film they live in their heads as reality. Out of which, of course, will come Star Trek's next full length movie "DEPORABLES IN SPACE".
Alpha13 said Oh boy , the future is a one party system? Fuck that.
That we are witnessing so many Republicans endorse their opposition does not signal a one party system. It signals the danger they see to the republic should their own Republican win. How serious is this? The Reagans and the Bushes are prepared to give up the Supreme Court for the next generation or three in order to save the republic. Wake the fuck up already. This is not reality TV.
NealJohn saidBecause actors and actresses are qualified to give political advice.
Make no mistake, these people are nothing but pretty faces ( that's being generous to some ) with subpar talent.
It's almost insulting to think that their PSA will have an impact on voters.
How stupid and gullible do they think people are? Anyone who is swayed by a celebrity PSA regarding the election should have their right to vote stripped from them.
Destinharbor saidLove it! And it's true. And goes out to a bunch of people that might not be considered "likely voters." Every little bit helps to overcome the backward push of the haters.
Depending on how well it's played if at all, I'd not underestimate the power of a TV character, um, I mean of a television series, particularly this one that spans so many generations, pretty much most everyone alive.
Supporting tRump would be disgusting enough. Voting a third party or protest vote would be slightly less deplorable though this time around maybe not so excusable. But I can't imagine myself not actively voicing opinion against him, I can't imagine myself not voting for the one person who can defeat him (who I happen to like anyway--so easier for me than for others). But especially I can't project myself into the future and look back seeing that I saw this danger but did nothing. I can't imagine some future day of not being proud of this moment, that in the limited capacity of my voice and my vote, that I did what even little I could to help defeat that piece of shit.
Hollywood is not real known to risk audience receipts. So such an endorsement/warning furthers for Star Trek my respect they've already long ago earned.
I didn't read the whole thing but noticed in the headline that Captain Kirk was not mentioned. Mad cow disease?
http://www.vulture.com/2016/09/star-trek-cast-writes-open-letter-against-trump.html...endorsing Hillary Clinton for president and denouncing the candidacy of Donald Trump. Star Trek cast and crew members from the current movie franchise including J.J. Abrams, Justin Lin, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, and John Cho joined Trekkies from the past like Kate Mulgrew, George Takei, and family members of the deceased Leonard Nimoy and creator Gene Roddenberry to urge people to vote for Clinton over Trump or even a third-party candidate. (The Borg-eyed among you will note that there are some notable absences including William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, and Avery Brooks.)