A group of cast and crew of the "Star Trek" franchise belonging to the different films and series have united for a common cause: Trek Against Trump. The group consists of people from multiple generations arguing that Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump could “take this country backward, perhaps disastrously.”
The group created a Facebook page Thursday which features a post signed by everyone part of the anti-Trump movement from the Star Trek universe. The mission statement also warns voters against voting for a third party candidate calling the move “illogical and inaccurate.”
“We cannot turn our backs on what is happening in the upcoming election. Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe as Donald Trump,” the post read.
“Do this not merely for yourself but for all the generations that follow. Vote for a future of enlightenment and inclusion, a future that will someday lead us to the stars,” the post urged.
The group made it clear it supports Trump’s rival former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying she has “devoted her life to public service, and has deep and valuable experience with the proven ability to work with Congress to pass desperately needed legislation.”
The signatories include director J.J. Abrams who is a very vocal supporter of Clinton, actors Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto. George Takei who played Hikaru Sulu in the original TV series is also part of the group. So are family members of now- deceased cast and crew like series creator Gene Roddenberry’s family and the family of the iconic Leonard Nimoy, famous for his portrayal of Mr. Spock.
William Shatner who played Captain Kirk is notably absent from the list. But Shatner is Canadian and will not be voting.