The foundations of Starfleet would be rocked by what Donald Trump has to say about partnerships and peace between countries.
On Thursday, over 100 cast and crew members throughout Star Trek’s 50 years came together to officially denounce Trump as a suitable choice for the presidency. “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,” the announcement for Trek Against Trump says.
George Takei, Zoe Saldana, J.J. Abrams, Zachary Quinto, and Susan Nimoy all endorsed the statement on the group’s official Facebook page.
“Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe as Donald Trump,” the post says, encouraging voters to elect Hillary Clinton rather than Trump.
The post links to Rock the Vote’s website, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that not only encourages but helps voters register so they can participate in the November Presidential election. Trek Against Trump has made it clear that Trump’s actions and ideals have been deemed dangerous to the positive outlook of Star Trek’s vision for the future.
It’s governing bodies such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the United Nations — democratic organizations that bind countries together and encourage cooperation — that act as a modern version of Star Trek’s Starfleet in our world. Trump has been known to repeatedly denounce groups like Starfleet — he’s called the UN a “political game” and NATO “obsolete,” which we’re pretty sure would ruffle James T. Kirk’s feathers.
Whether you support Trump or Clinton, the final decision on who will take office will be made on Tuesday, November 8.