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And now on to the show!
Star Trek, the original series premiered in 1967 and ran for three years through 1969. It’s very interesting to go back and watch these shows today because almost every one of them had a tomorrow. It’s almost eerie.The fertile imagination of Creator Gene Roddenberry is legendary. Go back and watch an episode. You can watch all 79 of them, three seasons on Netflix right now. You’ll notice that many pieces of equipment, gadgets, and everyday items that we use today were originally invented by Gene Roddenberry and used on the Star Trek show. Let’s start with the sliding doors. Back in 1967 who would have ever thought that you could walk into a door and just have it open for you automatically? Well we sure didn’t and as we watched it we realized we were watching science fiction. Computers that talk. That’s right computers that are actually conversational! Now all computers talk. We talk to Google and Siri. Tablets. Yes, the iPad. Yeoman getting orders signed on an iPad. Pretty wild huh? These are just a few that immediately come to mind. There are so many more. Of course we’re not transporting anywhere anytime soon so after all that it was still science fiction. The first two seasons were the best. NBC, knowing that season 3 was going to be the last, cut the budget allotted for each show, consequently cutting the quality of the episodes and the show wasn’t the same in that final season. Thank goodness Gene Roddenberry along with Bob Justman produced Seasons one and two. Their imaginations were amazing and many of their stories mirrored real life events, or past history in our country. The episode I want to talk about in this article has a lot to do with what’s going on today. It was an episode entitled The Conscience of the King”
This episode took its title from the concluding lines of act 2 of Hamlet. I’m going to review it and compare it to these Coronavirus days. I believe that Gene Roddenberry and his crew sometimes had the gift of Nostradamus.
A traveling theater troupe hitches a ride aboard the Enterprise to their next show. This is a group of highly respected actors. To thank the crew and the Captain, Anton Karidian and Company perform Hamlet for the Enterprise crew. During this performance the Captain and crew member, Lieutenant Riley recognize the voice of Karidian. It’s a dark voice from a dark past. There are only nine people living who have heard that voice before. The two Enterprise officers recognize it as the voice of Kodos the Executioner. As Governor of Tarsus IV, Kodos seized power when the food supply of the colony was almost completely destroyed. The whole colony faced starvation. Kodos had a decision to make. It was a life-and-death decision. Does everybody die? Or do half the people die so the other half can survive until the supply ships arrive? His decision was the former. He killed 8000 people. He also thought he saved 8000 people, but the supply ships arrived earlier than expected and nobody had to die. Kodos disappeared right around the time Anton Karidian became famous. No coincidence here. Kodos the Executioner was still alive. The whole episode is great. You ought to watch it one day. The real moral of the story is, who gets to decide who lives and dies, if anybody. And what is their responsibility…. and is it a crime to do what Kodos did? It’s a conundrum to say the least and it still is. Of course I’m oversimplifying the screenplay to make a point, and by adding a couple of really good sub-plots within that story, it makes this a stand out episode. I’ve given you the general idea of what Gene Roddenberry had in mind when he green litthat script. A morality play at the time, today it almost mirrors real life. Life in the time of coronavirus. Think about it for a moment. We are opening our country to stimulate the economy before we should. Why? Why would we risk more lives? Well, if we don’t, nobody knows how many will die without the necessities of life they don’t have the money to buy? How many will die of suicide directly relating to depression? How many will die in domestic disputes or because of a straight-up murder? Many questions to ponder. This is really a decision that no one man should have to make. Not the fictional Kodos or the very real Donald Trump. I would hate to be sitting in the chair that makes that decision right now. It’s not a winning decision. Either way the decision goes there’s going to be suffering. This is not as simple as many people are saying. This is not about short-term gain with long-term pain. The long-term pain is going to continue for quite a while. The coronavirus won’t die but many people will. Either road that’s taken will cost American lives. Think about it, what would you do? Truth be told, I don’t know what I would do if I were leading this country right now. The direction that this country takes for the next 10 years is going to be determined over the next 6 months.
Interesting comparison though. In Star Trek land Kodos was guilty. In the United States of America in 2020, the President is pretty screwed either way. To use one more Shakespearean line with a bit of alteration, “to open or stay closed? That is the question”
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