"The anti-drone argument that ‘Star Trek’ goes for most is not one having to do with due process or civilian or collateral casualties…but an essentially emotional one: they feel strange. It doesn’t seem right, or like a fair, forthright fight."
— Amy Davidson on “Star Trek” as a drone allegory: http://nyr.kr/13G1xxg (via newyorker)
I was thinking this at the time I was watching the film. Another thread arcing through was the idea that we create our own demons, becoming just like the “monsters” we wage war on in the process.
In this way, the latest Star Trek reflects a mirror on the social and political climate of today, much as the original did.
"The quicker we all realize that we’ve been taught how to live life by people that were operating on the momentum of an ignorant past the quicker we can move to a global ethic of community that doesn’t value invented borders or the monopolization of natural resources, but rather the goal of a happier more loving humanity."
— Joe Rogan (via sirmitchell)
(Source: cavemancircus.com, via sirmitchell)