When Captain Kirk slugged it out with Jesus

A new history of the Star Trek franchise reveals the plot of a rejected early script by series creator Gene Roddenberry that doesn’t shy away from theological questions

ed note–Star Trek, the brainchild of the very proudly-Jewish Gene Roddenberry, is in many ways another manifestation of the same Judaic narcissism represented by the whole Marvel Comics phenomenon, created by Jews writing for a primarily-Gentile readership of young men wherein all the ‘superheroes’ are–surprise, surprise–Jews with superhuman powers. Star Trek’s two main characters–Kirk and Spock–are Jews, leading a tiny group of highly-intelligent/highly-advanced ‘wanderers’ around the universe in search of adventure is nothing more than a made-for-television adaptation of those stories featuring Moses and Aaron leading the Israelites from point a to point z in search of the promised land mixed with the post-70 AD theme of the wandering Jew bringing ‘culture’ and ‘enlightenment’ to barbaric Gentile peoples everywhere.


Now we read how the very Jewish creator of Star Trek Gene Roddenberry proposed doing a schtick wherein the very Jewish Kirk was going to beat the be-Jesus out of Jesus, but how it was axed because of the likely fallout that would ensue from a not-yet-thoroughly Judaized audience in America.

What is interesting is the back-and-forthing that takes place between the ‘yeahs’ and the ‘nays’. Roddenberry, obviously representing the ‘yeahs’, wants to go forward with it, whereas those with a little more sense representing the ‘nays’ fear the political backlash that could come from it.

The real meat and potatoes of the story however is (or at least should be) the following unasked question that all need to consider–

How many other similar bottles of poison have been proposed in Hollywood in the past but which were rejected for fear that it might cause too much of a reaction at that time? And anyone who still thinks that Hollywood–being in effect the most powerful manifestation of Judaic power in the world outside of the banking system itself–is not used PRIMARILY as an apothocary in concocting and dispensing various Judaic poisons meant to toxify the Gentile mind in favor of Judaic interests needs to get back on their own Starship Enterprise and return to planet earth where reality is the rule.

As Jesus Himself stated in describing the poison that is the language of Judaism and its followers-

‘Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks’.

Times of Israel

A new history of the Star Trek science fiction television and movie franchise reveals plans during the 1970s for a feature film that would have seen Star Trek’s first iconic captain, James T. Kirk, in a fist fight with Jesus — yes, Jesus — on the bridge of the starship Enterprise.

The film idea came in the mid-1970s, when Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was desperately searching for a follow-up project to the cancelled but popular first series that launched in 1969.

“Star Trek was the show that wouldn’t die. After the original series was canceled in 1969, reruns in syndication attracted phenomenal ratings, an animated version ran for two seasons and the convention scene exploded,” explains the Hollywood Reporter, which published an excerpt from the new history this week.

Roddenberry himself described the period as a difficult one both personally and financially. “I had been through harsh times. My dreams were going downhill, because I could not get work after the original series was canceled. … I was stereotyped as a science-fiction writer, and sometimes it was tough to pay the mortgage.”

And so by 1975 he had set to work on a feature film set in the Star Trek universe.

According to interviews published in the new “The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek – The First 25 Years,” by Edward Gross and Mark Altman, the first movie script saw the crew of the Enterprise meeting a trans-dimensional creature claiming to be the Christian God.

William Shatner, the Jewish actor who played Kirk, describes in an excerpt how Roddenberry described the plot to him. “One day a force comes toward Earth — might be God, might be the Devil — breaking everything in its path, except the minds of the starship commanders.”

“The Enterprise went off in search of that thing from outer space that was affecting everything,” explains Richard Colla, who worked with Roddenberry on “The Questor Tapes.”

Colla adds: “By the time they got into the alien’s presence, it manifested itself and said, ‘Do you know me?’ Kirk said, ‘No, I don’t know who you are.’ It said, ‘Strange, how could you not know who I am?’ So it shift-changed and became another image and said, ‘Do you know me?’ Kirk said, ‘No, who are you?’ It said, ‘Strange, how could you not know who I am?’ So it shift-changed and came up in the form of Christ the carpenter, and says, ‘Do you know me?’ and Kirk says, ‘Oh, now I know who you are.’”

The “oral history” makes clear that for Roddenberry, who was Jewish, the meeting with an alien claiming to be Jesus was a critique of the Christian view of the historical Jesus and a gentle jab at Christian theology.

“Actually, it wasn’t God they were meeting, but someone who had been born here on Earth before, claiming to be God,” Roddenberry is quoted as saying. “I was going to say that this false thing claiming to be God had screwed up man’s concept of the real infinity and beauty of what God is. Paramount was reluctant to put that up on the screen, and I can understand that position.”

“It probably would have brought Star Trek down, because the Christian Right, even though it wasn’t then what it is now, would have just destroyed it,” said Jon Povill, an associate producer of the feature that Paramount finally made in 1979, “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.”

“In fact, Gene started the script under one Paramount administration and handed it to another … to [Paramount boss] Barry Diller, who was a devout Catholic. There was no way on Earth that that script was going to fly for a devout Catholic,” said Povill.

The script about Jesus may have been rejected, but it didn’t entirely disappear.

“Gene had written a script for the first Star Trek movie. Certain elements showed up in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, but most did not,” explained Michael Jan Friedman, an author of Star Trek novels who worked on later versions of the Roddenberry script. “So there was this mysterious script floating around that people talked about as if it were the Dead Sea Scrolls.”

Friedman was asked to work on novelization for the script, unofficially titled “The God Thing.”

“Naturally I jumped at the chance to translate and expand it,” he recalled. “Gene was — and still is — one of my heroes, for God’s sake, no pun intended. As he had already left the land of the living [he died in 1991], this was a unique opportunity to collaborate with him. But when I read the material, I was dismayed. I hadn’t seen other samples of Gene’s unvarnished writing, but what I saw this time could not possibly have been his best work. It was disjointed — scenes didn’t work together, didn’t build toward anything meaningful. Kirk, Spock and McCoy didn’t seem anything like themselves. There was some mildly erotic, midlife-crisis stuff in there that didn’t serve any real purpose. In the climactic scene, Kirk had a fistfight with an alien who had assumed the image of Jesus Christ.

“So Kirk was slugging it out on the bridge. With Jesus.”

  1. #1 by Johnny Paytoilet on 06/28/2016 - 9:34

    I watched the first episode of Star Trek when it premiered on NBC, Friday, September 8, 1966. Gave up going to a high school football game in the process. Fifty years later, I wish I had gone to the game! It’s amazing with all the hype this show received, it only lasted 3 seasons. Keep in mind back in early, 1966, Beatle John Lennon proclaimed that the group was now more popular than Jesus. There was quite a bit of fallout from this as I recall. The group had an extensive American tour scheduled that year & some concert dates had to be cancelled in the South. As a matter of fact there were record burnings in some cities & protests at concerts including their appearance here in Cincinnati, in August. By the way, I never really got into the Star Trek mania & by the early 70’s gave up on TV all together. And for good measure, I was never a fan of the Beatles in that bygone era.

  2. #2 by TonyFromIN on 06/28/2016 - 9:34

    Wow?!? Did not know Rodenberry was Jewish

  3. #3 by Druid on 06/28/2016 - 9:34

    Rodenberry is not jewish, that’s a fact. One shouldn’t beLIEve everything one reads on the internet.

  4. #4 by Andrea McLeod on 06/28/2016 - 9:34

    Lenard Nimoy always was a bit of an odd bod but I could never believe William Shatner was jewish.
    He was full of the charms. Still have soft spot for him

  5. #5 by 5 dancing shlomos on 06/28/2016 - 9:34

    all three jew.
    shatner overacted. unbearable.
    nimoy dry matzo toast
    star trek boring.
    idiots liked/like this rubbish

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