September 11, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness writer is a known 9/11 Truther

Thanks to a tip from my comics pal Carl, I say THE question is: Think there would be an outcry if a popular movie's writer was a known Obama Birther?? Cheeyeah ....

The writer in question is Roberto Orci. It seems Orci has a reputation on Twitter (and elsewhere) as a conspiracy theorist, specifically about the aforementioned Sept. 11 terror attacks. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that someone who believes such is ... "socially accepted" enough to gain a position as a writer of one of Hollywood's biggest franchises. And not only that, but actually write such conspiracy mongering into his scripts. If you have't already seen it, Into Darkness is very much a 9/11 [Truther] parable. You can check out our past summary of the flick here.

Now, imagine if Orci were a Birther ... and Into Darkness included a sub-plot about Admiral Barnett not being actually born on a Federation planet, thus being ineligible to be the head of Starfleet Academy. What do you think the media would say, then? Orci would be denounced as a complete lunatic, much like what Orson Scott Card has faced with his comicbook writing, and most recently with his film Ender's Game. With the mainstream media (and Hollywood), it's very simple: Trutherism = good, Birtherism = bad.

UPDATE: Carl has more here, including why Orci deleted his Twitter account, and an interesting tidbit regarding Ender's Game.

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Just posted it now, and included an update that mentions how Orci deleted his Twitter account after a spat with Trek fans a few days ago. Also, he's producing the film version of Ender's Game. Strange coincidence, i know.

Posted by: Carl at September 11, 2013 10:26 PM

Wow, I thought STID was just the typical liberal spew coming out of Hollywood. Interesting to know that they have fallen into even the more lunatic fringe of society. Too bad because JJAbrams really is a terrific producer. ...Just a thought, but now that Abrams has gotten a hold of Star Wars what nutcase is he going to get to write that movie.

Posted by: Elise/ Libertys Spirit at September 14, 2013 09:02 AM

Good point there, Elise. The writer for Star Wars Episode 7 is Michael Arndt, who also wrote Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine. I don't know what his politics are.

Posted by: Carl at September 14, 2013 11:38 AM