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The Here And Now
“Frankly, your humble reporter can take
Posted in full at: http://bit.ly/2J7Oh1z on May 08, 2019 at 11:18AM

“Frankly, your humble reporter can take “Star Trek "or leave it; it has about as high a corn  content as most of the action series. ” Pure" science fiction isn’t.

“Save Star Trek” echoes in my head like a battle cry. It stirs my blood and jiggles my glands it gives me hope, hope that people are still stronger than computers, hope that the democratic process is still not entirely in the hands of Univac.

Yes, let’s save “Star Trek.” Let us bombard NBC with letters, telegrams, phone calls. Let us swamp the network in paper, glut the hallways under unopened envelopes. Let us make a fearsome racket, not because Star Trek is important, because our individual human dignity is important. Surely we are all fed up with the mystical omniscience of the poll and the rating book, tired of smug tyranny of Madison-Avenue nose-counters.

I think we are all tired of anonymity, tired of the feeling that we are powerless to influence invent events as individuals. We may not be able to change the course of events in Vietnam, but perhaps we still have the power to make a giant corporation squirm. If so, we are still men. “

Bob MacKenzie, Oakland Tribune, Mon Jan 22, 1968 

Tags:the year is 1966, star trek, is about to be cancelled, protests, against, the vietnam war is growing, fandom history, dwcrosspost

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