The world of ‘Star Trek’ has set phasers to fire on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. More than 100 cast and crew members have signed an open letter posted on Facebook arguing that to live long and prosper, don’t vote Trump.
The movement is called ‘Trek against Trump’ and the letter begins:
'“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.’
High profile signatories to the letter include Simon Pegg, ‘Star Trek’ director and rebooter-in-chief J J Abrams, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto and George Takei.
The letter slams Trump:
‘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.’
It then goes on to endorse Hillary Clinton, urging Americans not to cast a protest vote:
‘Either Secretary Clinton or Mr Trump will occupy the White House. One is an amateur with a contemptuous ignorance of national laws and international realities, while the other has devoted her life to public service, and has deep and valuable experience with the proven ability to work with Congress to pass desperately needed legislation. If, as some say, the government is broken, a protest vote will not fix it.’