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‘Star Trek’ Cast And Crew: Trump Opposed To Ideals Of ‘Star Trek’ Universe

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

The director, cast and crew of the “Star Trek” franchise said Donald Trump “stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe.”

J.J. Abrams, George Takei, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Wil Wheaton and others, signed a lengthy statement directed at the Republican presidential nominee in a new “Trek Against Trump” Facebook page created to get Hillary Clinton elected. (RELATED: J.J. Abrams Is Shooting ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ In IMAX)

“We cannot turn our backs on what is happening in the upcoming election,” the statement read. “Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe as Donald Trump. His election would take this country backward, perhaps disastrously.”

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“We need to elect a president who will move this country forward into the kind of future we all dream of: where personal differences are understood and accepted, where science overrules superstition, where people work together instead of against each other,” they added. “The resolution of conflicts on Star Trek was never easy. Don’t remain aloof — vote!” (RELATED: Watch The Epic First Trailer For ‘Star Trek Beyond’)

Cast member Chris Pine attends the premiere of the film "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" in Los Angeles January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

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“We have heard people say they will vote Green or Libertarian or not at all because the two major candidates are equally flawed,” they continued. “That is both illogical and inaccurate. Either Secretary Clinton or Mr. Trump will occupy the White House.”

“One is an amateur with a contemptuous ignorance of national laws and international realities, while the other has devoted her life to public service, and has deep and valuable experience with the proven ability to work with Congress to pass desperately needed legislation. If, as some say, the government is broken, a protest vote will not fix it.”