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‘Star Trek’ universe aligns against Donald Trump

‘Star Trek’ icons J.J. Abrams and George Takei are urging fans to vote for Hillary Clinton.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Following on from Joss Whedon‘s Avenger-filled campaign to get out the vote, more geek culture icons are speaking out against Donald Trump.

On the Facebook page for a campaign called “Trek Against Trump,” a huge list of Star Trek actors and creators endorsed an open letter against a Trump presidency.

The list includes people from every Star Trek series and the new movie franchise, ranging from George Takei and Zoe Saldana to Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Bryan Fuller. Their letter positions Trump as an opposing force against Star Trek‘s optimistic vision for the future.

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.

Here’s the full post:

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The letter goes on to describe Trump as “an amateur with a contemptuous ignorance of national laws and international realities,” urging fans to register to vote, and then to vote for Hillary Clinton. 

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