Friday, September 08, 2017

Why Television sucks: propaganda.

This shit just makes me tired. The latest Star Trek is quite openly using the Klingons as sock-puppets for Trump supporters.

Star Trek: Discovery will continue the venerated sci-fi tradition of using a fantastic setting to tackle real-world issues — only in a bigger way than any Trek series has done before.

The upcoming CBS All Access drama tells the serialized story of a war between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire. The show is set a decade before 1966's original series — which premiered 51 years ago today — during which the Federation and Klingons were in a Cold War standoff that reflected yesteryear's U.S.-Soviet relations. In Discovery, war breaks out and the Klingons leading the charge have some ideological ideas inspired by the 2016 electoral divide.

"The allegory is that we really started working on the show in earnest around the time the election was happening," showrunner Aaron Harberts says. "The Klingons are going to help us really look at certain sides of ourselves and our country. Isolationism is a big theme. Racial purity is a big theme. The Klingons are not the enemy, but they do have a different view on things. It raises big questions: Should we let people in? Do we want to change? There's also the question of just because you reach your hand out to someone, do they have to take it? Sometimes, they don't want to take it. It's been interesting to see how the times have become more of a mirror than we even thought they were going to be."


This is the kind of thing that supports my contention that the US Big Media has forsaken the idea of making money, and bet all their chips on the DemocRat Party being in power. They're using Star Trek, one of the biggest franchises in TV history, to make anti-Trump propaganda films.

You've got to be fucking kidding me, Hollywood. If you think I'm going to watch that, you are crazy. Not even on Netflix, bitchez.

The Phantom

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