The latest show from the Star Trek universe, Strange New Worlds, blames the January 6 protests at the Capitol for starting World War Three.
Premiering last Thursday, the new Star Trek series focuses on Captain Pike, the predecessor to Captain Kirk, 10 years before Kirk takes control over the Starship Enterprise. In the first broadcast episode, Pike and the crew of the Enterprise encounter an alien planet on the verge of a nuclear apocalypse.
Speaking with the aliens, Captain Pike showed them footage of 21st Century Earth, in an effort to show them what would happen if they carried on their current path.
“Our conflict also started with a fight for freedoms,” Pike said, displaying footage from the protests on January 6.
Supporters of 45th President Donald Trump can be seen in the Star Trek episodes carrying posters of “audit the vote,” along with other footage from protestors at the Capitol on January 6.
“We called it, the Second Civil War, then the Eugenics War, then finally, just World War Three,” Pike continued, showing footage of nuclear explosions destroying cities.
“What began as an eruption in one nation, ended in the eradication of 600,000 species of animals and plants, and 30% of Earth’s population,” the character continued, saying that the conflict on Earth began because people fought for “competing ideas of liberty” that ended up with them bombing “each other to rubble.”
This is so pathetic. The new Star Trek show depicts what appears to be the January 6 protest leading to the end of the world and the human race as we know it 😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/Ubmcqgjsi8
— Stonewall Jackson (@Stonewall1776) May 8, 2022
Earlier this year, Star Trek: Discovery made headlines when in the finale for the 4th Season, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams appeared as President of Earth in a cameo role.
Abrams, who claimed to be a superfan of the show, was chosen by Paramount as they needed somebody with “gravitas” to play the role.
“When the time came to start talking about the president of Earth, it seemed like, ‘Well, who better to represent that than her?” Michelle Paradise, executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery said.
Abrams was most well known for refusing to concede in 2018 in the race for Georgia Governor against Republican Brian Kemp, alleging it was not a free and fair election. She is now running unopposed for the Democratic nomination for the same job in 2022.