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'Star Trek' Cast, Crew Fire Phasers at Trump on Maximum

The scathing Trump post is signed by over 100 actors, writers and directors who've been associated with the "Star Trek" franchise for decades

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    Cast-members of "Star Trek" past and present, running the gamut from the many television series to the major motion films, came out en masse on Facebook blasting the idea of a Donald Trump presidency. They said his potential election goes against the very fabric of the "ideals of the Star Trek universe."

    "His election would take this country backward, perhaps disastrously," the Facebook post read. "We need to elect a president who will move this country forward into the kind of future we all dream of: where personal differences are understood and accepted, where science overrules superstition, where people work together instead of against each other."

    The post is signed by over 100 actors, writers and directors who've been associated with the "Star Trek" franchise for decades, running the gamut from original cast members George Takei and Walter Koenig to current Captain Kirk and Spock Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. In between are stars from every other Star Trek series including "The Next Generation," "Deep Space Nine," "Voyager" and "Enterprise." 

    The letter is also signed by Susan and Adam Nimoy, the widow and son of original Spock Leonard Nimoy.

    "Either Secretary Clinton or Mr. Trump will occupy the White House," the post continued. "One is an amateur with a contemptuous ignorance of national laws and international realities, while the other has devoted her life to public service, and has deep and valuable experience with the proven ability to work with Congress to pass desperately needed legislation. If, as some say, the government is broken, a protest vote will not fix it."

    Some notable omissions: past "Star Trek" "captains" portrayed by William Shatner, Patrick Stewart and Avery Brooks.  

    The post is the latest Hollywood volley hurled against Trump in recent weeks. Most recently a host of stars, including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Neil Patrick Harris united to post a scathing video slamming the Republican nominee for president.