Sunday, July 31, 2016

Star Trek and Donald Trump — The Conflation


I came across this delightful anime-ish Star Trek illustration on the net — I have no idea where it came from and would love to find out — and have been trying to use it in effective ways. So I decided on conflating the Star Trek Universe, our own, and also, with the CoDominium reference, Jerry Pournelle's Universe [link].  In this scenario, however, the CoDominium is a more benign phenomenon, taking place after the fall of communism and being a force for stability and progress.

So, what do you think? Is this a nice template for further use? And if anybody knows of any similar illustrations that I can use for such purposes, please send them or the links to me in the comments.

11 comments:

  1. China is more likely to be the other side of the Co-Dominion than Russia. I prefer Greg Bear's GEWA (Greater East West Alliance) which consists of North America (all of it), China, Japan, reunited Korea, most of SEA, and India. GEWA is much more active in space colonization than the other two alliances.

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  2. I like it very much. Very clever and insightful.

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  3. I like it very much. Very clever and insightful.

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  4. Let us hope this is prophetic.

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  5. I don't recognize the characters. The uniform style, however, is the post-Gene Roddenberry one. After Gene died, they dropped the whole ''color-coded crew'' thing Gene liked. Also the triangular badge instead of the oval (TV Next Generation) one.

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  6. I would have preferred Captain Kirk, but I think the basic idea makes a lot of sense. I would like to see cooperation with the Russians.

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  7. Kirk? That would have worked, but I didn't find a good configuration of them. Didn't look hard, tho, because these two characters are outrageously cute. And I like cute :)

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  8. Now I see the point of cute instead of Captain Kirk. Now that I think of it is does seem better.

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  9. Did the Mirror Universe happen in an alternate reality where Hillary got elected? If she was any more a Mirror Universe character, she'd have a goatee.

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  10. Speaking of space-based science fiction and politics, did you hear that radio talk show host and actor Jerry Doyle (Michael Garibaldi from Babylon 5) passed away last week?

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  11. Star Trek will never happen. All you nerds and geeks who find it entertaining can enjoy it all you want, but know what i say is true. The idea that a Federation of Planets run by some weird alien from some unknown species can rule a thousand worlds from Earth and a Starfleet manned almost entirely by humans with diversity of races can ever be efficient or reliable is nonsense. Ridiculous really. I remember that stupid episode from the Original Series where Mr. Spock has Lt. Uhura repairing electronics on the bridge, because he says he can't think of anyone better suited to do the job. Its just gotten worse and more ridiculous since. The idea of Lt. Uhura being asked to fix electronics was bad. The implication by Mr. Spock that she could do it better than he or Mr. Scott could do it was worse. However, the female captain with an American Indian first officer, and the White guy is the lowest link in command was still worse than that. The Enterprise episode where the Captain allows an entire civilization to be destroyed by allowing a plague to wipe out the most advanced race so another race of inferior people with "potential" shows perfectly how deluded and stupid this whole diversity thing really is in reality. Potential is not the same as achievement. Potential makes predictions that will fail just like every other prediction ever made failed before. Reality is not dependent on potential, but on observeable facts. Relying on predictions like potential, and believing in diversity shows how ludicrous Star Trek and everything on the Left really is in reality. Science is based on facts, not feelings or predictions.

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