Star Trek as a Solution to Middle East Woes


Mr. Spock provides the world with his unqualified opinion on how to solve the Middle East conflict.


By: DANIEL HOROWITZ  
Published: June 10th 2011
in Culture » Television


Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy, who will forever be linked to his alter-ego, Mr. Spock, from the TV series “Star Trek,” is using his “celebrity” to urge Israel to adopt the two-state solution with the Palestinians.

 

And, when weighing in with one’s unsolicited, unqualified opinion about one of the most important issues in the history of the world, what better, more compelling and intelligent way is there to do so, than to use the plot of a Star Trek episode?

 

Yup, the episode called “"Let That Be Your Last Battlefield", which starred Adam West’s Batman’s one-time nemesis, Frank Gorshin as The Joker, featured men, with faces painted black and white, who were the last survivors of their respective cultures, after their perpetual state of war.

 

“One man was white on the right side, the other was black on the right side. And they were prepared to battle to the death to defend the memory of their people who died from the atrocities committed by the other," explains Nimoy, probably while trying to do that freaky finger deal which has been undoubtedly made much too difficult what with arthritis and the other maladies of an 80-year-old, Vulcan or not!

 

Nimoy, who also said that we should wait and see what the unification of Fatah and Hamas looks like before we judge too harshly, needs to give himself a coffee enema, get rid of the “Captain’s Log” which is clearly blocking his synapses, and stay out of the Middle East Peace business.

 

Hey, Lenny, you think we’re judging the Fatah and Hamas hookup too soon? You like to use Star Trek episodes to illustrate your theories, so allow me to do the same. Remember one of those episodes, where Kirk (who, of course was Jewish in real life) was thrown into the ring against twelve of those weird, two-headed behemoths, while that stupid, half-porn, half-Shaft music blared, and some blonde, eye-candy from the Enterprise, wearing a conveniently ripped uniform top, hid behind huge Styrofoam boulders?

 

Understand where I’m coming from? My point is, after Star Trek mercifully came to a close and you were looking for “real” acting work, did you go to Bibi Netanyahu for advice? Then again, judging by your post-Star Trek career, maybe you should have.

 

By the way, Nimoy wrote two autobiographies, I Am Not Spock (1977) and I Am Spock (1995). Well, are you, or aren’t you, man? Clearly he’s qualified to discuss a two-Spock solution, but that’s it! Get yourself to Sick Bay, do a Vulcan Mind Meld on yourself and figure out who you really are. Maybe then you can find the solution to the Mid-East’s woes.



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