Thursday, July 14, 2016
23RD CENTURY CLOSETS
Gene Roddenberry tried to paint a very liberal and permissive portrait of the future with his Star Trek franchise.
Certainly the human race is more permissive in the 23rd century.
Skin color does not seem to matter.
Yep, Kirk was landing green chicks under Rodenberry and Abrams’ direction!
And think about this-in every movie, Kirk trashes a perfectly good starship.
Would today’s Navy keep giving a captain a new ship every three years? I think not! But in the 23rd century, the taxpayers are willing to give young captains more chances to learn…
Next week, “Star Trek Beyond” will hit theaters with a bombshell: the long-running sci-fi franchise’s first openly gay character.
As it happens, it’s someone that longtime fans already know and love: Helmsman Hikaru Sulu, the character played by George Takei in the original 1960’s television series and, later, in seven “Star Trek” movies.
Now, thank heaven for the alternate time line plot device. The writers avoid having to explain Sulu having the hots for Uhura in the original series.
With the JJ Abrams films we have an entirely new Sulu played by John Cho.
Cho may have been mistaken as gay in the Harold & Kumar film, but he did end up with this hottie by the second film...
She's not really relevant to my point, but she is a hottie!
My point? Simple. The GLBT (or LGBT-do you believe they are actually fighting over whether the initial for gay or lesbian goes first?) lobby is going to celebrate this as a win, even though openly gay George Takei was against changing Sulu's orientation.
I think it paints a bleak picture of the future for gays.
Because for the entire original series, the animated series, the six original cast films, seven years of The Next Generation, four TNG films, seven years of Deep Space Nine, seven years of Voyager, four years of Enterprise, thousands of novels, comic books and fan fiction pages and three JJ Abrams films-that's more than 244 years of Starfleet-Starfleet was still following the policy brought to you by this liberal guy:
Yep-the "enlightened" 23rd century was still following "don't ask don't tell!
It look a renegade Romulan destroying Vulcan, attacking Earth, getting Kirk out of bed with the green alien girl and sending the universe onto a different timeline for Starfleet to accomplish what the US Military repealed in eighteen years.