Star Trek Beyond hits theaters this Friday. The latest film in the saga follows a surprise attack in outer space that forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a mysterious world. While trying to get their bearings and figure out a way home, they are forced to work together to overcome the forces of the evil Krall.
All throughout this film, there are glimpses of a more tolerant universe where despite war and chaos, people accept you for exactly who you are. Simon Pegg, who plays the legendary character Scotty, explained why people love Star Trek in this clip he shared on Twitter:
It’s about cooperation, living together, tolerance, and harmony.
So I asked him and the rest of the cast about the Black Lives Matter movement and why America should be more like Star Trek.
“Everyone seems so keen to just disagree these days,” Simon replied. “There is this sort of grand swell of discontent. You can’t seem to say anything without someone taking umbrage and sort of arguing with you. You’re absolutely right, you should be able to say that. Anyone who says all lives matter doesn’t understand what Black Lives Matter means.”
The rest of the cast has equally valid points. Zoe Saldana chimed in:
“We have to make sure that all of us are working towards that… so that one day we won’t have to describe a life as any other secondary adjective, but just a life.”
Zachary Quinto quoted Mother Theresa, before adding, “We’ve all become so focused on what makes us different and what separates us, and not this connection that we share of humanity that I think overarches everything else. We’ve really gotten far away from that.”
Go see Star Trek Beyond in theaters everywhere tomorrow.
VIDEO SOURCE: Twitter
Celebrities React To Dallas Police Deaths
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1. Kim Kardashian penned a heartfelt letter
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2. John Legend was one of the first celebrities to respond on social media.
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3. Fabolous wants his fellow celebs to stand up!
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4. LeBron James wants everyone to stop the violence.
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5. Kevin Hart challenged his celeb friends to help make a change
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6. Halle Berry shared a photo of her son, saying, "What will my brown son's future be? What will your brown son's future be? The uncertainty is real. I beg you not to be a bystander in this life, but to go out and find ways to make peaceful change. Our boys need us so rather than launching into deep sentiment here on this platform, I promise to find ways to get involved and help."
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7. Danielle Brooks wants to know: What's going on?
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8. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda sent a strong message.
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9. Diddy revealed that he has something huge planned
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10. Erykah Badu spoke out on the wrongly accused shooter.
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11. Amber Rose shared an adorable photo of her son Sebastian, saying, "I woke up this morning to my beautiful son with such a heavy heart. I grabbed my baby and kissed him, hugged him, told him how beautiful his skin and hair is and let him know that one day he will be able to change the world and I will love him and accept him no matter what."
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12. Ashanti spoke out on freedom.
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13. Boris Kodjoe wants the answers.
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14. Trey Songz ranted.
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15. Usher has a question for the people.
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16. Ms. Tina Knowles shared a pic of herself watching CNN, writing, "Oh my God ! This is horrible !! Please pray for the fallen officers, and the injured ones and their families. The violence has got to stop. Love not hate is the answer. No one has the right to take another persons life ! Not to take our black men's lives and not police officers either. "
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17. Tyrese vented.
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18. Nick Cannon addressed the former Congressman that threatened President Obama
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19. Demi Lovato tweeted about her home town.
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20. Kris Jenner reposted Beyonce's post
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21. Lala Anthony shared her thoughts.
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