Originally Posted by Howlin' Wolf
Strange, I never think of George W. Bush or any other politician when I watch Star Trek. To me it's escapism and I can't find any reason to go sticking this reality into that fiction. If a direct analogy is being made by the creators such as STVI and The Cold War then fine that was the idea from the start but if you can't separate your own personal politics from an hours worth of entertainment; well that's just kinda sad.
Actually, i believe there was a deliberate attempt by Paramount to create a 9-11 analogy. I remember hearing about a meeting that President Bush had with the President of Paramount at the time, i don't remember her name, it might have been Gail Berman. Bush was trying to politically influence studio programming, by getting executives to voluntarily make a commitment to certain types of programming. I believe the Xindi plot on ENTERPRISE, was a result.