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WOW! Captain Kirk’s Predecessor: Star Trek Was RAND Corporation Predictive Programming

Jurriaan Maessen | Infowars.com | January 21, 2013

In a rare and recently unearthed interview from 1965, the actor who preceded William Shatner as first captain of the Enterprise, stated that the series was based on the RAND Corporation’s “projection of things to come”.

Actor Jeffrey Hunter, who played captain Christopher Pike in the Star Trek pilot “The Cage” told a Hollywood columnist in January of ’65 that he hoped the pilot-episode would be picked up as a series because he was intrigued by the fact that the series was based on the RAND corporation’s “projection of things to come.”

“We should know within several weeks whether the show has been sold.”, Hunter stated almost half a century ago.

“It will be an hour long, in color, with a regular cast of a half-dozen or so and an important guest star each week.”, he stated hopefully.

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Science fiction

is fodder for young scientists.

My uncle was a big science fiction book geek when he was a kid and has written space manuals for NASA as well as on the forefront of Nanotech research. Back when he was a teen you could buy all kinds of chemistry stuff and my uncle blew himself up making fireworks in a ceramic bowl grinding with a pestle with a metal bowl below. They make sparks. Fortunately the blindness only lasted two weeks.

Ever notice how you see things like video wristwatches and other stuff in old science fiction shows and now we have stuff like FaceTalk (which I thought was a joke until I realized it was real) or Skype? Not a coincidence. Kids see these things and develop them as adults.

My uncle has a 2000 sf library of both non fiction and fictional science fiction stuff and he's a Trekker as well. I love visiting his house. I never sleep, just read all kinds of cool books and he has every single issue of Playboy since it came out. While I did "read" it for the pictures when I was younger, I came to appreciate all the political pieces, especially what was essentially Hunter Thompson's farewell speech in the 50th anniversary edition. I only wish I hadn't lended it to a friend to read, instead of making a photocopy of the article. It was a really good read. Depressing, but true.

Personally I like tangible things and not theory, but what I've noticed is other kids with an interest in science fiction when I was a kid now work in science or technology sectors. Kids read stuff that will later have a role in their life.

I think science fiction is great. It just wasn't my forte. I like stuff like geology or other somewhat boring stuff. I used to write books about alien abductions as a kid and many are still at the local library where I grew up. But I never got into the whole alien thing for some reason. I just think I wished some alien would come take me for a ride in a spaceship as a kid.

Minus the anal probes. But still hasn't happened.

One can only hope. :)

Seemed great when I was 11.

Always an SF&F fan but lost interest once exposed to the real deal.

Once I later started reading economics and history I immediately saw Star Trek was fascist propaganda.

Now, Babylon Five.. that wasn't exactly capitalist, but it was a lot closer. And a hell of a lot better story telling and character development. The protagonists support a secessionist Mars from a corrupt Earth! (controlled by a U.S. evolved world hegemony) They free Mars, defeat Earthforce, restoring a somewhat more liberal (in our meaning) government to Earth as well. Then they go on to establish a real federation, in our Constitutional sense amongst multiple interstellar states, naturally distrustful of empire.

I don't work for JMS but as this seems to have become a B5 commercial, by all means if you like SF that isn't all collectivism all the time, I highly recommend it:)

Movies that inspired, "Star Trek".

(1) "Conquest of Space" (1955), multinational, multiracial crew
(1) "Forbidden Planet" (1956), Hyperspace drive, Captain, First Officer and Doctor as "landing crew"
(2) "Battle in Outer Space," multisex crew (although women were carried on board as passengers or hostages as early as 1929)

Certainly, there is probably at least of a few science fiction short stories and novels which predate these.

Rand or other Government parasites, take not create.

Hyperspance, phasers, interpersonal communications, intelligent machines were the tools of the science fiction craft used to tell a story.

Galactic travel allowed for a universe of worlds to be created and explored.

When Roddenbury produced StarTrek he successfully created a franchise to go where no man had gone before. On TV at least.

At the 1939 World's Fair "World of Tomorrow' was very popular.

Economically feasible? Certainly not by government.

Free includes debt-free!

Tell me you guys don't agree with

Tell me you guys don't agree with the Ferengi! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MUVGTdXkzk

juan maldonado

I think I might be one of

their great great great grand parent.

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"The Federation:" not only one world gov., one galaxy gov.

RAND Corporation = Research ANd Development

The NWO Corporation from hell.

Still love Star Trek.
Jeffrey Hunter died tragically at the very early at 42. He had a series of bazaar events occur.

"While in Spain to film the Chicago Mafia story ¡Viva América! (1969), Hunter was injured in an on-set explosion, suffering facial lacerations from broken glass as well as powder burns. While on the plane with his wife returning to the United States, Hunter's right arm suddenly became semi-paralyzed and he lost the power of speech. Upon landing, he was taken directly from the plane to Valley Hospital in Los Angeles where it was determined he had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. He recovered and was released after a couple of weeks. At his home in Van Nuys, California, Hunter continued complaining of headaches and dizziness. Shortly after signing to co-star with Vince Edwards in The Desperados (1969), Hunter suffered another cerebral hemorrhage while on a short flight of steps in his living room and collapsed, fracturing his skull. It is not known how long he had been unconscious when he was finally found. He died during surgery to repair the skull without ever regaining consciousness. He was 42."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Hunter

What A Sad Story..

Thanks for posting SteveMT

Star trek? The post capitalists society? With no currency>

Ever heard any mention of a private company in Star Trek? Does anyone own their own ship?

Look at how the Ferengi are portrayed, greedy back stabbing, selfish. They are the only capitalist society portrayed in Star Trek and they're like how Nazi propaganda portrayed Jews...

http://theemptiness.info/2011/03/socialism-a-love-story-star...

Some do own their own ship.

Some do own their own ship. There is private property outside of the Federation. There's private property inside as well, but it's a very communist society. However, since I'm a die hard libertarian trekkie, I give them the benefit of the doubt.... replicators will change everything. :)

As the writer of the article said it makes the show fun. :)

But yeah technology like that would be amazingly liberating. It would empower the individual so much, allow a true lack of dependence from even the wider economy.

Also who could object to phasers set to stun?...

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Jeffery Hunter

was EXCELLENT in "King of Kings". Never saw a better Jesus.

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

King of Kings (1961) or I Was a Teenage Jesus:

For all the historical inaccuracies and typical melodrama common to CinemaScope pictures of the 60's, I really like this film. Why? I don't really know. Sure, Jeffrey Hunter doesn't resemble a 1st Century Palestinian Jew, but who cares? It's just a movie. I'm a big fan of 50's-60's historical epics, which probably explains the movie's appeal to me. Even though the film is about 3 hours long, the directing and structure of the story is a marvel of economy that maintains a quiet reverence for its subject.

My favorite part of the film is when the Roman guard tells Barabbas that he's free to go and why. Barabbas incredulously asks, "They picked me?" to which the Roman centurion replies, "Your people yelled the loudest!" A perfect line with a perfect delivery. The other scene of note in the film is when Jesus visits the chained Baptist in his dungeon and the two reach out to each other across a chasm. John must climb up a ramp as far as his chains will allow to touch the outstretched hand of Jesus, who is limited by the bars on the window. They barely manage to grasp each others' fingers before John slides back down into his dungeon. That's a beautifully staged and shot scene that I would include in my "Greatest Jesus Movie Ever Made."

Fascinating!

Hypospray vaccines, wireless hand-held 'communicators,' video conferencing, stun guns, and voice recognition/translators didn't exist then but they do now.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Most of those things were

Most of those things were invented by people who got the idea from Star Trek. It's a powerful idea machine. I work in computers and my day job is one thing.... my real interest is in machine learning and automation and increasingly voice activation. The reason is because I want to be like Star Trek... lol

prime directive

...or non-interventionism worked out the same too lmao

ie every planet they went to they intervened :P

donvino

Yep!

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