Had Star Trek Creator, Gene Roddenberry, witnessed modern-era politics, he may have approved of the allegories one of the shows offshoots, Star Trek: Discovery, is going to include in upcoming episodes, Klingons as Trump supporters.

Said Showrunner Aaron Harberts in an interview with EW:

“The election of President Donald Trump highly influenced producers and writers of Discovery. The allegory is that we really started working on the show in earnest around the time the election was happening. 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.”

Klingons (Trump supporters) portrayed as racial anti-globalists that are ‘not the enemy’ ought to make for interesting viewing.

Unity is also a theme with viewers dealing with the minutiae of bridging the divide between factions.

Harberts said that the show raises questions like “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.”

Writers and producers confont the ethical problems and rules of conduct in war.

Harberts said that the war brewing between the federation and the Klingons “provides a backdrop to how we want to be as a society and that analysis and self-reflection is new for Trek. They’ve done it in certain episodes in the past, but this is a true journey for the institution in itself.”

“North Korea is in our thoughts as we finish the series,” Harberts told the magazine. “What began as a commentary on our own divided nation — in terms of Trump supporters and non-Trump supporters — has blown out to North Korea and how we’re right on the brink.”

Live long and bicker.

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