Conservatives have a bizarre relationship with the Star Trek television, movie, and book franchise... the show has always promulgated liberal values from the beginning, portraying a multiracial cast of humans exploring the reaches of space with extraterrestrial allies. So important was the original series' progressive message that Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr implored Nichelle Nichols to continue playing Lt Uhura, as positive Black role models were rare in the media.
Conservatives can't help liking 'Trek', though.,, it's a whiz-bang adventure narrative, and the original series features a two-fisted manly man who kicks ass and beds gorgeous aliens (the special effects budget wasn't high enough to show him banging a big bug), and while peaceful solutions are preferred, the use of overwhelming military force is always a Plan B.
Now, the conservatives who are dense enough to believe that 'woke culture' ruined Star Trek are in a tizzy over the casting of Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate, voting rights advocate, and all-around superstar Stacey Abrams as President of United Earth. I imagine their grandparents howled just as much when a beautiful, brilliant Black woman was portrayed not only as a commissioned Starfleet officer, but a communications expert who serves as the initial representative of Humanity for a cosmic mission. Stacey Abrams absolutely radiates joy as she describes her role, and her love of Star Trek:
Now, let's contrast this progressive, science-fiction loving Democrat with a GOP candidate for California Secretary of State... this individual believes that Jesus himself, hiding in her closet, mandated that she run for office:
This nonsense is precisely why Republicans don't guest star on Star Trek episodes.
California GOP Secretary of State candidate Rachel Hamm said today that she decided to run for office after her son found Jesus inside a closet in their home, and Jesus handed him a scroll telling her to declare her candidacy. pic.twitter.com/LdDLX1j8vS— Hemant Mehta (@hemantmehta) March 18, 2022