Stentorian actor Sir Patrick Stewart is returning to his role as Star Trek Captain Jean Luc Picard, but now he claims his new show is meant as an attack on the “fucked up world” of Brexit and Donald Trump.
Ahead of the debut of his new series, Star Trek: Picard, Sir Patrick went on a tear against all those evil conservatives that he hates so much in a new interview with Variety.
The message: Go to hell, you conservatives who might be fans.
The new show, a sequel to his star-turn in the 1980s/90s TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, begins streaming on CBS All Access this month.
But in his interview, Stewart lamented that his past Star Trek role was in a “too perfect” universe.
“In a way, the world of ‘Next Generation’ had been too perfect and too protected,” said Stewart. “It was the Enterprise. It was a safe world of respect and communication and care and, sometimes, fun.”
For the new series, though, Stewart wanted to portray a darker Federation, one that has taken “an isolationist turn.”
“[The show] was me responding to the world of Brexit and Trump and feeling, ‘Why hasn’t the Federation changed? Why hasn’t Starfleet changed?’ Maybe they’re not as reliable and trustworthy as we all thought,” Stewart added.
Stewart added that he thinks Britain and America are “fucked” under Brexit and Trump respectively.
“I’m not sure which one of us is in the most trouble,” Stewart screeched. “I think it’s actually the U.K. I think we’re fucked, completely fucked.”
Seemingly unable to grasp real-life history, Stewart has absurdly credited the European Union with tearing down the Berlin Wall, ending the U.S.S.R., and quashing Apartheid in South Africa. (For the record, the EU had precisely zero to do with any of that.)
Stewart is also “embarrassed” that his native Britain is leaving the EU.
“For the last 35 years, I have been so proud to belong to a country that was part of the European Union,” Stewart said at a Trek convention last November. “And I am embarrassed to stand here in front of you, representing a country that is seeking to break that invaluable connection.”
Stick to acting, Sir Patrick.
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