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John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

 

The visionary sci-fi series first aired in September 1966 – and its utopian, confident blueprint for society still resonates in the age of Trump

Oh, please.

I am a fan of good science fiction, but this flimsy effort never made the grade.

The show was more pretentious than visionary.

Stuffed with clichés rather than Utopian.

The acting was hammy, the sets were cheap, the costumes ran to the asinine, and the stories were sometimes ‘borrowed.”

Kirk’s monologues bordered on the stuff of comic books.

I’ve never understood its undoubtedly significant fan base, but then there are lots of people who enjoy schlock and there are mantels in a million homes piled with kitsch.

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