Klingons on 'Star Trek: Discovery' feel a little too real in the age of Trump

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    http://mashable.com/2017/09/24/klingons-star-trek-discovery-trump-supporters.amp
    WHY can't people just enjoy the [​IMG] show? must we attach politics to everything?
     
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    Don't know where you've been the past 60 years, but Star Trek has ALWAYS been about Social Commentary. From Kirk's and Uhura's interracial kiss, to the issues on ST:TNG that still are relevant to this day, to the atrocities of war on ST:DS9, Star Trek has always been about being socially conscious, to where it's embedded in the show's DNA. It is supposed to make you think, not just escape into a sci-fi world to forget your troubles.

    We actually need a show like that today, to be reminded of what is happening, and why it is happening.

    That is, unless you want to be bombarded with more episodes of Glee, <insert country here>'s Got Talent, and more reality TV shows, which their bubbleheadedness brought us to where we are today.

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    http://www.thewrap.com/star-trek-discovery-klingons/
    it's that simple.
     
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    To be fair - Star Trek has always been political and about attacking social issues.
     
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    Social commentary yes. We all know that ST takes on philosophical and political issues.
    What it never did was shortsighted political commentary. ST discusses the much larger issues, not... Trump. That’s why the lessons that the original ST taught us are still true.
    Trump isn’t worthy of even being mentioned as a reference on any Star Trek (Same goes for Obama).
     
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    Don't like it. Don't watch it. That simple lol
     
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    That’s not what we’re discussing. As a Trekkie, I’ll watch it anyways ;)
     
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    not watching it yet because I refuse to subscribe to CBS.
     
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    I watched it. It wasn't nearly compelling enough for me to subscribe to CBS All Access.
     
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    I watched it on regular CBS - was that just episode 1 - a teaser? or will they just air on CBS a week behind?
     
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    think they will air on their subscription only after the first episode, I don't have OTA tv either. just a roku
     
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    As far as I know, they aired the first episode on CBS, the rest will only be on their subscription service.
     
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    The whole "Klingons are Trump supporters!!1!" outrage was just fake news spread by conservatives who wanted to feel like victims. Sad that it went so far that CBS had to come out and deny it.
     
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    I seem to remember this when it was announced. That's their loss. I'm not paying to watch a/that/one show. I'm sure I'm not alone. Too bad - good show.
     
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    wait till season is over and binge watch it with your one week free trial :D
     
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    Guilty as charged.
    Last Saturday I did the 18-hour marathon of the entire Twin Peaks: The Return series (which is actually a single, 18 hour long movie). All of it, in one sitting. Tough, but amazing!
     
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    Says the guy running Linux. :p

    Disclaimer: I run Linux as well.

    EDIT: Sorry, can't resist. :p

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    Slackware IIRC

    Praise Patrick for only he can provide
     
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    As others have pointed out, Star Trek has always been about social and political commentary.

    And, if it - the new series - turns up at some stage on one of the British channels (or even, perish the though, on Sky) I would more than likely succumb to the temptation to watch a few episodes.
     
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    Only Slackware. Anything else is too bloated.

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  25. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    WHERE the fill florn fill did I say they must be silenced? o_Oo_Oo_O I asked why can't they simply enjoy the show w/o making it political........... or else :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

    :p
     

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