J.J. Abrams, LeVar Burton, John Cho and more than 100 other “Star Trek” alumni have written an open letter in opposition to Donald Trump. Trek Against Trump, as the group is collectively known, posted the note on Facebook, arguing that there has never been “a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe” as the Republican nominee for president.
“We need to elect a president who will move this country forward into the kind of future we all dream of,” the letter continues, one where “personal differences are understood and accepted, where science overrules superstition, where people work together instead of against each other.” “Star Trek” has long been noted for its vision of a better, more tolerant future. Arguing in favor of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, the note invokes Spock by calling a vote for a third-party candidate “illogical.”
Trek Against Trump’s Facebook page makes it clear that the group is “not endorsed, sponsored or affiliated with CBS Studios Inc., Paramount Pictures Corp or the ‘Star Trek’ franchise,” but it certainly represents a notable swath of them: Bryan Fuller, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, George Takei and Zachary Quinto are among the many other signatories. Read the full statement here.