First broadcast January 10, 1969, on NBC and repeated August 12, 1969. Star Trek’s less than stellar last (3rd) Season.
Played Frank (the Riddler) Gorshin and Lou Antonio.
Tells the tale of a war between two races that hate each for being different.
They eventually return to their own ruined planet, destroyed by their own hatred and left there to fight one last battle to prove that their “race” is superior.
It is one of “Star Trek”‘s most on the nose, hit you with a two-by-four metaphors. but it’s not wrong.
And now, Today Star Trek is 50 years old and this episode 47 years later show that we humans have learned ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
It may be very blunt and on the nose, but a a kid it made since to me. And as an Adult it still makes sense.
Black Lives Matter. All Lives Matter (racist!).(“White Privilege”-all white people are inherently racists).
Bele and Lokai are still fighting their endless war.
Bigotry. It’s all been amp’d up over that last few years to a fear pitch that will eventually destroy us.
If you disagree with The Social Justice Warriors, you’re a bigot and beneath their contempt.
We have learned NOTHING.
“If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life’s exciting variety, not something to fear.”
― Gene Roddenberry
“Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms. […] If we cannot learn to actually enjoy those small differences, to take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there.”
― Gene Roddenberry
Derek Hunter: Sheree Marlowe, who serves as the “chief diversity officer” at Clark University, warns incoming students against “microaggressions.”
Microaggressions “are comments, snubs or insults that communicate derogatory or negative messages that might not be intended to cause harm but are targeted at people based on their membership in a marginalized group,” the Times reports Marlowe as describing them. Remember, she gets paid for this. (I’m microaggressing here, assuming Marlowe identifies as a cisnormative woman and assigning a pronoun based on that microaggression. I’m a monster.)
So we all get to Cheron…