Skip to comments.I Canít Stand Gene Roddenberry
Posted on 08/19/2012 3:56:19 PM PDT by EveningStar
Sorry to all you Star Trek fans out there. I may be the only science fiction fan in the universe that really hates his guts. He stands in the annals of history with Karl Marx as one of the most vile perpetrators of socialism and communism this planet has ever known. I call him the used philosophy salesman . and he was good at that job, one of the best.
Today is the anniversary of his birth and I have been constantly reminded of this all morning. Tributes everywhere I look to the man who turned the brains of a generation of science fiction fans to utter mush. If only he had passed on ten years earlier. We would never have had to put up with the inane techno-babble ramblings and neo-communist preaching of the Next Generation.
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There’s no wealth but some certainly are more equal.
God would forgive you. If it existed.
Not really, but take a college course at a liberal college and that is what they spew.
Communism had a history before these two kooks came along. Plato tried it with his Republic and the Perfect Society. Didn't work out so well in 380 BC either.
Star Treck was pathetic. I remember trying to explain to a Trecky why why the Enterprise was a bad design. I gave up trying to convince him that inertia still existed without gravity.
who gives a crap?
Many scifi writers are/were of the socialistic, utopianistic, kumbayaic persuasion, as those themes ran through their works.
Lighten up Francis! I was a Trekkie in 1970 and I still am. I laugh at the economy of the United Federation of Planets because the near limitless energy of the antimatter reactor, combined with the matter replicator actually make communism work.
In the Star Trek universe, you really can make Marx’s dream come true and that’s actually a good thing. It illustrates the folly of trying to make it come true in a world where energy comes largely from buring fossil fuels and every manufactured product must start out as a specific set of raw materials processed by labor on expensive, high maintenance machinery and then shipped to the consumer by mechanical transportation.
When a Leftist starts telling me about the “freedom” of communism because people don’t have the profit motive anymore, I usually talk about Star Trek as the reason why it doesn’t work and what kind of technological advances it will require to actually make their dream work.
I’m glad Rodenberry was such a progressive because he proved that communism only works when you can ignore Newton’s Laws of Physics.
Gah, I am such a freakin nerd.
I’m more irritated with the idiotic idea that if its even seen we’ll be somehow infected and incapable of making our own decisions.
The are a lot of other laws you have to ignore also.
>>Star Treck was pathetic. I remember trying to explain to a Trecky why why the Enterprise was a bad design. I gave up trying to convince him that inertia still existed without gravity.
He was a very lame Trekkie. “Mr Scott’s Guide To The Enterprise” explains exactly why that design works. If the warp field was real, the shape of the Enterprise is the most efficient shape possible. (Yeah, its all fiction...I’m just pointing out that your Trekkie friend was not very knowledgeable in his Trek lore.)
I don’t think his problem is Gene so much as people, including himself, that grossly miscomprehended Trek. It’s not communism in Trek. The Federation has very little commerce but they also have replicators, so they don’t have much need for commerce. Meanwhile outside of the Federation commerce is apparently very big, there’s two full races that are commerce masters. Now as for the folks that studiously ignore the implications of replicators and Orions and Ferengi well that happens, but don’t blame the source, some people are just confused no matter what they watch.
Not to mention they used inertial dampening fields.
The Star Trek TV shows are full of contradictions themselves. In one you hear there is no more currency, that “we work to better ourselves”. In the next one, you hear about gold-pressed latinum. All the science is fake, anyway. Roddenberry had a staff of people who actually knew some real science, but rarely listened to them.
Although it boggles my mind how you dampen 'inertia'!
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