Last Friday, May 19th, a group WGA lighter We were able to achieve a wonderful act of solidarity that transcends generations. In front of the Paramount office, Star Trek-Themed pickets were convened and went viral using an invite-only route. During the four-hour picket block, the actors, the crew, and of course the screenwriters and many others attended. Star Trek Fans also showed up to show their solidarity.Carlos Sisko, one of the writers Star Trek: Discovery And the strike captain called me to tell me what it took to start the strike that day and why. Star Trek is iconic franchise for this move.
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Cisco first explained in 2007-2008 WGA strike, There were some themed pickets. Star Trek Piquet, but that was before the J.J. Abrams movies started. trekking quit television completely with the conclusion that enterprise 2 years ago. This year it’s Kylie Rossetter. [a Story Editor on Star Trek: Picard] i was watching a lot Star Trek The writer is on the phone,” Cisco explained.From there, it seemed natural to get people involved in the project. Star Trek theme picket. In 2007 it was huge, and Cisco knew it was going to get bigger. “All these people are still alive and working.
And so it was. In addition to the participation of many screenwriters and actors, from the entire franchise including the crowd People like David Weddle, Jeri Ryan, Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jonathan Deluca And Michael Okuda. Support came from all over. “We wanted to send a message that we are all united and boldly united here. We always wanted to focus on worker solidarity,” Cisco said.
Star Trek According to Cisco, the show is one of the most pro-union episodes of television out there. “bar association” from deep space nine, written by Robert Wilson. “Star Trekis a kind of philosophical concept that represents what we should aim for in terms of a more equitable and equitable society. Even in that world, the characters are imperfect and the society is constantly facing challenges. I think this is a reminder that even if we think we are living in good times, we should not be complacent. As a series, throughout its history, it has always pushed the boundaries of expression and diversity. It doesn’t necessarily hit the mark by historical standards, but I think it’s always pushing the boundaries when it’s current. I think that’s what makes the series so powerful for me. “
When asked what people could do as the strike continued,Cisco said pumping water into the picket lines is one of the best ways to directly help those in the picket lines, especially as the strike is expected to last into the summer. He also said donations should go to: Entertainment Community Fund, to help non-WGA entertainment workers lose their jobs because the WGA is on strike. “If you want to support writers, support the people who support us.”
“None of us want to do that, but it is necessary. So when you see that we are united … this fight right now is the same fight as everybody else, we are fighting it on the work floor,” said Sisko. “In many ways, [this action] This will be kind of a precursor to many other things other unions are working on.this is [strike] will have a big impact on it. “
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