Star Trek literally quoted Marx in the 1990s, but some commentators are only just cottoning on to the fact that it’s kinda woke. Following the release of the latest series, Strange New Worlds, Fox News decided to run an opinion piece titled “Star Trek writers take Starship Enterprise where it’s never gone before—woke politics”.
Unfortunately for Fox, this was spotted by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, a writer from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - which according to the piece, wasn’t woke. Wolfe’s response is short and sweet, letting it be known what older Trek writers think of this new wave of criticism: “You’re a moron”.
Emphasising his point, Wolfe also responded with a GIF from the legendary DS9 episode, Bar Association. “Workers of the world unite”, says Rom, as he unionizes the crew of Quark’s Bar. “You have nothing to lose but your chains”. Wolfe also shares that while he’s a social democrat, he just had to “quote Marx to eff with the bootlickers.”
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They’re better at this than Elon Musk. Maybe not as slick’n’shiny, but results.
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My thoughts exactly. Now I’m imagining the future - North and Central America full of light rail and weed tourism!
Holy Christ on a Left-Handed Spanner. The entire franchise is one massive exploration of tolerance. The Interwebs are full of listicles dedicated to which episodes across the whole franchise are the most “woke.”
WTF does Faux think this was about?
Doesn’t matter. This isn’t about Trek. It’s about stirring up the base. Again.
I think they’re confusing Trek with Heinlein again. Though they really only ever watch Flesh Gordon.
When asked about the possibility of other iconic characters getting the same treatment, Kennedy confirmed the Star Wars franchise won’t be recasting any other characters in the same vein
If they plan on continuing to have Luke show up in their Disney+ series, I hope they re-consider.
That decision probably has an expiration date.
I mean, Solo wasn’t a bad movie — in fact I enjoyed it. I had no qualms about the casting choices, either. In a vacuum, I think it would have done well.
Looking at it in context, it was the fourth SW film in a period of less than 4 years. I imagine franchise fatigue was a real factor in its poor box office performance. Perhaps more importantly, it wasn’t telling any new or interesting stories that people wanted to see.
Part of the reason Han Solo was so cool was just because he was so cool. You never really knew how much of his legend or outlandish stories were real or manufactured, and it didn’t really matter. Did we really need to see the Kessel run, or Solo’s shitty childhood, or how he met Chewbacca? None of this adds much to SW canon.
Even with the link to A New Hope, at least Rogue One tried to tell a brand new story with some new and interesting characters. (Only to kill them all off in the end. Sigh.)
Maybe they should do more of that, rather than retread the same stories and characters over and over again.
Yeah, it was an alright movie and the actor playing Solo did fine. Donald Glover was great as Lando. I enjoyed the movie, it just felt unnecessary and I’ve only seen it he one time. I agree with a lot of what you wrote. As much as I am looking forward to some of the upcoming shows, I hope they get away from the familiar soon. There is so much you could do in the Star Wars universe that I’m sick of seeing the same characters over and over.
Right? I mean it’s a huge universe both creatively and literally. The existing canon spans many millennia, yet most of the mainstream offerings only covers the same period of some 50 or so years.
Why not more stories in the Old Republic time period when the Jedi and Sith were in their prime, or something completely new taking place like 1000 years after Rise of Skywalker with brand new characters and factions?
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