Joe Biden’s Campaign Plans ‘Star Trek’-Themed Fundraiser
October 17, 2020 at 3:14 PM - Views: 50 #369259Pam2Participant
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OMG this is real. I thought it was just a joke on the Jimmy Dore show. (I checked to be sure and found this)
October 17, 2020 at 3:32 PM #369264N2DocParticipant
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A ‘Mirror universe’ version would be appropriate.
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October 17, 2020 at 3:51 PM #369278Ohio BarbarianModerator
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So can George Takei, who has turned into a devout Blue Team cheerleader.
Gene Roddenberry would be horrified. His Federation is as socialist as they come. No money, you know.
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October 18, 2020 at 2:49 AM #369496jerry611Participant
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I’ve heard people say its socialist or even communist. But I’m not sure I fully agree.
None of the series really delved deep into the details of how the economics or the politics of the Federation works. Technology has apparently solved a lot of issues (ie: hunger, poverty, etc) So money for the most part seems somewhat obsolete within parts of the federation. But there is still commerce. And many things still have some sort of value. And private property and business still exists. In DS9, Sisko’s father owns a restaurant on Earth. In TNG, Picard’s brother owns a vineyard. So there has to be some type of value for ownership and some type of transactions occurring.
I also remember that Roddenberry had once said he modeled the concept of the Federation under the same kind of concept as the United Nations. In that sense it would be more of a confederation type of system where there are many other governments underneath it. And money may exist in some form in those governments. Starfleet is simply the unified defense, diplomatic, and exploration arm. And money isn’t needed there.
October 17, 2020 at 4:19 PM #369291NV WinoModerator
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October 18, 2020 at 5:31 AM #369536doh1304Participant
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If you were wondering Star Trek Discovery (aka STD) someone finally got and published their ratings. No joke they were worse than reruns of game shows. Joe is trying to emulate the character who did the emergency final number of of Meet The Feebles. (look it up – it’s NSFW, but hilarious)
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