Woke Star Trek: World War 3 Started on January 6

 

Star Trek: Brave New Worlds was supposed to be the show that fixed all the many, many problems of Star Trek: Discovery (STD). Specifically, STD represented a fully woke version of Trek, entirely focused on a Messianic minority female lead, with the established history of the Trek universe retconned, coupled with dark, dreary, and nonsensical storylines about time-traveling “red angels” and all the dilithium in the universe exploding because an alien was sad or something.  (Red Letter Media nailed STD.) STD capped this off by casting Stacey Abrams as the president of United Earth. (Eyeroll)

Producers supposedly developed the series in response to fans’ demand for more episodic shows that were more in line with the original Star Trek vision of an optimistic future. The premier episode of STSNW featured Captain Christopher Pike explaining to an alien race how World War 3 began on Earth. It apparently was MAGA that started it.

Pike then says he is going to show the leaders their future and the video cuts to what appears to be the Save America Rally, where thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump rallied at the Ellipse in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. Pike narrates and says, “Our conflict also started with a fight for freedoms,” as in the montage, people are holding American flags, Trump flags and signs, allegedly from the rally, that say “audit the vote” and criticize Joe Biden, COVID restrictions and the MRNA vaccine.

The next image is a noose hanging from gallows in front of the US Capitol, which was spotted during the riot. Pike says, “We called it the Second Civil War,” as the scene then flashes to what appears to be a social justice march in New York City. Thousands can be seen holding signs including ones that say, “no justice, no peace,” and “in union there is strength.”

Pike continues “Then the Eugenics War,” referencing Star Trek timeline events, as the scene then flashes back to the Jan riot at the US Capitol where people in MAGA gear can be seen scuffling with officers as Pike says, “and finally, World War Three.”

A brief glimpse of what appears to be a left-wing riot in the streets of a city can then be seen before Pike says, “This was our last day, when Earth we knew ceased to exist,” before the video shows nuclear explosions destroying cities around the world.

Are your eyes rolling back so far in your head you can see your medulla oblongata? They should be.

Woke television can work. The 100 was seven seasons of feminist and LGBT empowerment (obviously, post-apocalyptic tribes of barbarians would choose petite teenage lesbians as their leaders,), ridiculously stupid science, and at the end, blatantly ripping off ideas from Stargate SG-1. But it worked because the writers kept the story moving. Modern Star Trek isn’t written or produced by people who love science fiction, it’s written by woke soap opera writers who think the only way to give a character depth is to give them some dark internal trauma to struggle with. And they think the only way to make a point about contemporary social issues is to slam them into your skull with a rainbow-striped sledgehammer yielded by a pair of ham fists.

The old Trek episode with Frank Gorshin running around in half-black and half-white make-up like one of those cookies seems like a masterwork of subtlety and nuance in comparison.

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  1. DrewInWisconsin, Oik! Member
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    Guh. A shame. I’d heard positive things about the pilot episode, too, and was really looking forward to it. 

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  2. Ed G. Inactive
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik! (View Comment):

    Guh. A shame. I’d heard positive things about the pilot episode, too, and was really looking forward to it.

    I don’t know the actual answer to this, but is there any political correlation with fans of TOS (or even TNG)? My guess is that people still interested and loyal would lean conservative/libertarian. Certainly not woke. Am I wrong about that? Are the stewards of these properties just that oblivious and abivalent to the audience and the property? Or do they think they have the pulse and these are profound additions to the canon?  Or are they intentionally destroying these non-woke so therefore anti-woke classics? My guess is allof the above, sometimes even all in the same person.

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  3. DrewInWisconsin, Oik! Member
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    It probably goes back to “you write what you know,” so the writers, young, “diverse,” and having been raised, soothed, and sautéed in Wokeness only know how to write woke political didacticism. Reminds me of Jodie Whitaker saying that what makes a story good is RePreSenTation! as if that’s the highest level of storytelling right there.

    Which is why Discovery feels like poorly-written Mary Sue Fanfic. Because in a sense, it is.

    Dear Diary: Today I faced my biggest challenge yet as a young, introverted, blue-haired, anime-loving, non-binary crewmember,  whose skills were needed to save the ship and crew!

    They’re not interested in old fashioned entertainment that everyone can enjoy. Rather, they deliberately seek to tick all the boxes while ticking off all the normies. Deconstruct all the timeless truths and promote the Current Thing.

    And of course, if nobody watches, then the problem is with those stupid normies being some kind of -ist or -phobe.

    Discovery Season Three is one of the worst things I’ve ever suffered through. The acting is terrible, the directing is terrible, the storyline is terrible, but LOOK! PRONOUN PEOPLE! Non-binary people! Gays everywhere! Not a straight white male anywhere in the crew. So for the young wokesters, it’s a success, because RePreSenTation! For all I know, Season Four is worse, but I haven’t seen a second of it.

     

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  4. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    Well, so much for SNW for me …hmmm….SNoW- job on TOS fans who avoided catching STDs?

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  5. Ed G. Inactive
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    Yeah I was going to bring up Dr. Who next. There was a brief period, during Eccleston’s tenure, where I was excited about the return of Dr. Who and actually enjoyed it much the same way I did during the original run. Then it got lazy, wokey, dismissive, loose with the rules of the universe and lore, too Earth-centric, and contrived Christmas specials. As you say, it’s as if they decided to take this beloved property, discard the guts, and use that skin suit to act out representation, equity, and diversity rather than action, adventure, romance, philosophy, science fiction. All surface, no depth.

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  6. Vince Guerra Member
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    They were right about us being at war though, minus the nukes. 

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  7. kedavis Member
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    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    They were right about us being at war though, minus the nukes.

    Minus the nukes SO FAR…

     

     

     

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  8. sawatdeeka Member
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    @sawatdeeka

    Victor Tango Kilo: Captain Christopher Pike explaining to an alien race how World War 3 began on Earth.

    I watched the clip and noticed how he’s not going to win any prizes for his acting. 

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  9. Stad Coolidge
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    I saw that article and it saddened me.  Another American institution bites the woke dust . . .

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  10. kedavis Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    I saw that article and it saddened me. Another American institution bites the woke dust . . .

    Us real fans are just ignoring the garbage.

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  11. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
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    J 6 was the day that a fascist false flag event was used to further their global oppression of freedoms.  How many Margret Sanger abortion clinics does it take to call it a Eugenics War?   When moms protesting school boards sterilizing their children are declared to be “terrorists”, is that a Eugenics War?   How big does the proxy war in Ukraine have to be to qualify as Cold War 2 ? 

    That said, that video clip made the series look unwatchable. 

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  12. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    Vince Guerra (View Comment):
    . There was a brief period, during Eccleston’s tenure, where I was excited about the return of Dr. Who and actually enjoyed it much the same way I did during the original run

    I am rewatching the Matt Smith run. It was better than I gave it credit for; much credit going to the character of River Song and the Amy-Rory love story.

    sawatdeeka (View Comment):
    I watched the clip and noticed how he’s not going to win any prizes for his acting. 

    I don’t think even Ed Norton, if he were coached by Sir Lawrence Olivier, could have done anything with that  garbage writing.

    “… And the Civil War 2 started, which became the Eugenics war, and finally, World War Three….” Just a list of “and then the next thing happened.” What connects those things?

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  13. kedavis Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):
    . There was a brief period, during Eccleston’s tenure, where I was excited about the return of Dr. Who and actually enjoyed it much the same way I did during the original run

    I am rewatching the Matt Smith run. It was better than I gave it credit for; much credit going to the character of River Song and the Amy-Rory love story.

    sawatdeeka (View Comment):
    I watched the clip and noticed how he’s not going to win any prizes for his acting.

    I don’t think even Ed Norton, if he were coached by Sir Lawrence Olivier, could have done anything with that garbage writing.

    “… And the Civil War 2 started, which became the Eugenics war, and finally, World War Three….” Just a list of “and then the next thing happened.” What connects those things?

    If they spend too much time having actual stories, there’s not enough time for worshipping Michael Burnham.

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  14. Ed G. Inactive
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    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):
    . There was a brief period, during Eccleston’s tenure, where I was excited about the return of Dr. Who and actually enjoyed it much the same way I did during the original run

    I am rewatching the Matt Smith run. It was better than I gave it credit for; much credit going to the character of River Song and the Amy-Rory love story.

    True, I was being too harsh. However, even though I found things to enjoy it was only as a silver lining having already accepted that the thing i had grown to like was irretrievably lost. I just wish they had done those things in some other series with some other (new, even) ideas.

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  15. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    You beat me to it. lolz.

    You where so taken aback by the “Orange man still bad” narrative that you missed the all awesome female bridge crew operating the Enterprise?

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  16. Bishop Wash Member
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    They didn’t go further back and blame a TV actress’ divorce to a politician being unsealed by his opponent’s corrupt team, leading to the politician dropping out of a Senate race. Then the anti American hack goes on to be the first affirmative action hire to the presidency and fundamentally destroys the country. The candle flickers a little brighter eight years later before going out as a dementia patient starts World War Three with Russia. Star Trek might know a little bit about that.

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  17. Tyrion Lannister Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik! (View Comment):

    Which is why Discovery feels like poorly-written Mary Sue Fanfic. Because in a sense, it is.

    Dear Diary: Today I faced my biggest challenge yet as a young, introverted, blue-haired, anime-loving, non-binary crewmember, whose skills were needed to save the ship and crew!

    Aww, don’t pick on anime!   

    Look- I get that anime (and certainly manga) are probably one of the last things that ricochetti would watch or read, but anime and manga are actually not woke.  

    Anime is made primarily in Japan, where the culture is definitely different, but also very traditional.  I believe gay marriage isn’t even legal in Japan.  It’s a very insular industry, so it hasn’t been infected like Disney.  Anime doesn’t really cater to the woke crowd- it’s often infantile and aimed at immature young men – but also often carry’s mature themes with very traditional gender roles.  Huge numbers of manga and anime are written for adults of both genders.  

    Recently there have been some anime controversies because Twitter discovered Berserk (definitely not for kids), there was a controversial portrayal of a demon possessed girl on Demon Slayer, and the Rising of the Shield Hero was attacked for being misogynistic  and allegedly condoning slavery.  These are just a few examples that drew the left’s ire because anime is NOT politically correct.  

    Anime may not be your thing, but it’s definitely not allied with the wokesters who’ve managed to ruin Star Trek, Star Wars, Disney, Marvel, etc.  

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  18. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    There is no modern shows that are immune to wokeness. 

    I watch youtube

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  19. Al Sparks Thatcher
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    I watched it.  Though the Jan 6th MAGA clip was eye rolling, they didn’t belabor it too much, and I was able to move on and enjoy the rest of the episode.

    Going back to the original series, Star Trek has always had a left leaning bent to it, though staying within the mainstream of its time.

    Star Trek, The Next Generation and the two spinoffs of that period was full of left wing schmaltz.  And the return of Picard has kept up that tradition.

    Perhaps Strange New Worlds is a step back from the worst of wokeness.  I’ll give it two or three more episodes before making a final decision.

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  20. Cassandro Coolidge
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    You beat me to it. lolz.

    You where so taken aback by the “Orange man still bad” narrative that you missed the all awesome female bridge crew operating the Enterprise?

    So “female” is a thing again in a couple centuries?  I can’t wait.

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  21. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Al Sparks (View Comment):

    I watched it. Though the Jan 6th MAGA clip was eye rolling, they didn’t belabor it too much, and I was able to move on and enjoy the rest of the episode.

    Going back to the original series, Star Trek has always had a left leaning bent to it, though staying within the mainstream of its time.

    Star Trek, The Next Generation and the two spinoffs of that period was full of left wing schmaltz. And the return of Picard has kept up that tradition.

    Perhaps Strange New Worlds is a step back from the worst of wokeness. I’ll give it two or three more episodes before making a final decision.

    I would agree, it was a huge improvements over Discovery and Picard… Its a step in the right direction… They did however do little things like the all female bridge crew (other than Captain and Spock)… The thing that worries me is that its the same directors, writers and show runners as Discovery – so any step back from the aggressive messaging might just be an experiment rather than a change of direction.

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  22. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Cassandro (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    You beat me to it. lolz.

    You where so taken aback by the “Orange man still bad” narrative that you missed the all awesome female bridge crew operating the Enterprise?

    So “female” is a thing again in a couple centuries? I can’t wait.

    Female – no women.

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  23. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    @VtheK

    A more diverse writing staff might have come up with something like: “On my planet, the leaders of Earth’s most powerful countries grew arrogant. They lost the trust of their people through their corruption, their lies, and the lack of any accountability. Eventually, they turned to war to try and force their peoples into unity, but instead, they nearly drove our civilization to extinction.”

     

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  24. Dave of Barsham Member
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Al Sparks (View Comment):

    I watched it. Though the Jan 6th MAGA clip was eye rolling, they didn’t belabor it too much, and I was able to move on and enjoy the rest of the episode.

    Going back to the original series, Star Trek has always had a left leaning bent to it, though staying within the mainstream of its time.

    Star Trek, The Next Generation and the two spinoffs of that period was full of left wing schmaltz. And the return of Picard has kept up that tradition.

    Perhaps Strange New Worlds is a step back from the worst of wokeness. I’ll give it two or three more episodes before making a final decision.

    I would agree, it was a huge improvements over Discovery and Picard… Its a step in the right direction… They did however do little things like the all female bridge crew (other than Captain and Spock)… The thing that worries me is that its the same directors, writers and show runners as Discovery – so any step back from the aggressive messaging might just be an experiment rather than a change of direction.

    There’s a pattern in a lot of new shows where the woke stuff doesn’t show up until the third or fourth episode. Hook you first, then they start the messaging.

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  25. Skyler Coolidge
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    @Skyler

    Star Trek Next Generation was embarrassing in its utopian views, and willingness to allow other cultures to live in misery or die because of a stupid reading of the “Prime Directive.” 

    Star Trek Babylon Five Deep Space Nine was a mystical soap opera.

    Stat Trek Lost in Space Voyager was all about a crazed captain that wanted to kill her crew and destroy her ship in nearly every episode (indeed, her suicidal drive was the starting point of the show).  If I were on her crew, I’d have killed her at the first opportunity.

    Star Trek Enterprise was a good idea, again plagued by the stupid prime directive, but mostly it was just bad writing.

    All of these had some good points but had a lot of potential that was missed.

    Star Trek Picard and Star Trek Discovery are simply unwatchable. 

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  26. DrewInWisconsin, Oik! Member
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    Skyler (View Comment):

    Star Trek Next Generation was embarrassing in its utopian views, and willingness to allow other cultures to live in misery or die because of a stupid reading of the “Prime Directive.”

    Star Trek Babylon Five Deep Space Nine was a mystical soap opera.

    Stat Trek Lost in Space Voyager was all about a crazed captain that wanted to kill her crew and destroy her ship in nearly every episode (indeed, her suicidal drive was the starting point of the show). If I were on her crew, I’d have killed her at the first opportunity.

    Star Trek Enterprise was a good idea, again plagued by the stupid prime directive, but mostly it was just bad writing.

    All of these had some good points but had a lot of potential that was missed.

    Star Trek Picard and Star Trek Discovery are simply unwatchable.

    I . . . I liked Picard.

    And of course, one shall not disrespect Deep Space Nine in my presence! Have at you!

    Rewatching it recently I realized that quite a bit of it is decidedly unwoke. And Classic Trek may have been “liberal” for its time, but it was the right kind of liberal. It’s so wonderfully American.

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  27. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik! (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Star Trek Next Generation was embarrassing in its utopian views, and willingness to allow other cultures to live in misery or die because of a stupid reading of the “Prime Directive.”

    Star Trek Babylon Five Deep Space Nine was a mystical soap opera.

    Stat Trek Lost in Space Voyager was all about a crazed captain that wanted to kill her crew and destroy her ship in nearly every episode (indeed, her suicidal drive was the starting point of the show). If I were on her crew, I’d have killed her at the first opportunity.

    Star Trek Enterprise was a good idea, again plagued by the stupid prime directive, but mostly it was just bad writing.

    All of these had some good points but had a lot of potential that was missed.

    Star Trek Picard and Star Trek Discovery are simply unwatchable.

    I . . . I liked Picard.

    And of course, one shall not disrespect Deep Space Nine in my presence! Have at you!

    Rewatching it recently I realized that quite a bit of it is decidedly unwoke. And Classic Trek may have been “liberal” for its time, but it was the right kind of liberal. It’s so wonderfully American.

    Yes, the liberalism was muscular JFK gun-boat diplomacy … Not the tepid liberalism of Jimmy Carter.

    Deep Space 9 was at least a step back from the socialist utopia of TNG. It had money, trade and economy.

    Star Trek Enterprise had many faults – however – it did not have a prime directive because the federation was not founded until the shows final episode…

    I am sure someone somewhere had to like Picard … Star Trek:Pulp Fiction,  just needs Mace Windu to pop in to say his favorite word a few times to round out the vulgarity. Maybe in season 3.

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  28. kedavis Member
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik! (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Star Trek Next Generation was embarrassing in its utopian views, and willingness to allow other cultures to live in misery or die because of a stupid reading of the “Prime Directive.”

    Star Trek Babylon Five Deep Space Nine was a mystical soap opera.

    Stat Trek Lost in Space Voyager was all about a crazed captain that wanted to kill her crew and destroy her ship in nearly every episode (indeed, her suicidal drive was the starting point of the show). If I were on her crew, I’d have killed her at the first opportunity.

    Star Trek Enterprise was a good idea, again plagued by the stupid prime directive, but mostly it was just bad writing.

    All of these had some good points but had a lot of potential that was missed.

    Star Trek Picard and Star Trek Discovery are simply unwatchable.

    I . . . I liked Picard.

    And of course, one shall not disrespect Deep Space Nine in my presence! Have at you!

    Rewatching it recently I realized that quite a bit of it is decidedly unwoke. And Classic Trek may have been “liberal” for its time, but it was the right kind of liberal. It’s so wonderfully American.

    Yes, the liberalism was muscular JFK gun-boat diplomacy … Not the tepid liberalism of Jimmy Carter.

    Deep Space 9 was at least a step back from the socialist utopia of TNG. It had money, trade and economy.

    Star Trek Enterprise had many faults – however – it did not have a prime directive because the federation was not founded until the shows final episode…

    I am sure someone somewhere had to like Picard … Star Trek:Pulp Fiction, just needs Mace Windu to pop in to say his favorite word a few times to round out the vulgarity. Maybe in season 3.

    Patrick Stewart announced even before the show began production, that it was going to be hard left.

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  29. Al Sparks Thatcher
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik! (View Comment):
    Rewatching it recently I realized that quite a bit of it is decidedly unwoke. And Classic Trek may have been “liberal” for its time, but it was the right kind of liberal. It’s so wonderfully American.

    The original series was controlled by Gene Roddenberry.  Roddenberry ran the first season of TNG, and after that, his health declined and control was passed on to others.

    I find that first season painful to watch it was so bad.  And the whole series simply hasn’t aged well.

    The last couple of weeks, I’ve stumbled onto Roddenberry’s first show The Lieutenant on YouTube.  Some of those episodes are quite good, though I can see why it only lasted one season.

    But it brings me to my point that Roddenberry was a JFK style patriot, and you can see it with those two 1960’s shows.

    Overall, I’ve lost interest in Star Trek, even as I was a fanatic about it back in the day as I was with the whole SciFi genre.

    I don’t see myself getting hooked on their latest offering, as I don’t get hooked on anything anymore.  If it stops being good, I drop out pretty quickly.

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  30. Metalheaddoc Member
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik! (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Star Trek Next Generation was embarrassing in its utopian views, and willingness to allow other cultures to live in misery or die because of a stupid reading of the “Prime Directive.”

    Star Trek Babylon Five Deep Space Nine was a mystical soap opera.

    Stat Trek Lost in Space Voyager was all about a crazed captain that wanted to kill her crew and destroy her ship in nearly every episode (indeed, her suicidal drive was the starting point of the show). If I were on her crew, I’d have killed her at the first opportunity.

    Star Trek Enterprise was a good idea, again plagued by the stupid prime directive, but mostly it was just bad writing.

    All of these had some good points but had a lot of potential that was missed.

    Star Trek Picard and Star Trek Discovery are simply unwatchable.

    I . . . I liked Picard.

    And of course, one shall not disrespect Deep Space Nine in my presence! Have at you!

    Rewatching it recently I realized that quite a bit of it is decidedly unwoke. And Classic Trek may have been “liberal” for its time, but it was the right kind of liberal. It’s so wonderfully American.

    Yes, the liberalism was muscular JFK gun-boat diplomacy … Not the tepid liberalism of Jimmy Carter.

    Deep Space 9 was at least a step back from the socialist utopia of TNG. It had money, trade and economy.

    Star Trek Enterprise had many faults – however – it did not have a prime directive because the federation was not founded until the shows final episode…

    I am sure someone somewhere had to like Picard … Star Trek:Pulp Fiction, just needs Mace Windu to pop in to say his favorite word a few times to round out the vulgarity. Maybe in season 3.

    DS9 was also the only time that religion was treated respectfully. Normally Star Trek treated religion as something a society outgrew as it advanced. Religion was for primitive societies. The Bajorans were the first advanced society that had religion as a centerpiece of society and it wasn’t mocked by the writers. 

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