Yesterday Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held the "Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear" in Washington DC. Part of the 3-hour event included a debate between the two on reason vs. fear and Star Trek (and Star Wars) played key parts. Watch the video below.
Jon Stewart uses Star Trek & Star Wars to argue against fear
Stewart made up a fear of "corbomite" in drinking water to instill fear, then admits he got the idea from the Star Trek episode "The Corbomite Maneuver", noting how Kirk invented corbomite to bluff Balok. Stewart and Colbert also then showed geek cred by pointing out the continuity error in the episode of having Uhura wearing command gold with a science patch! Later Stewart used Star Wars’s R2-D2 to make the point not all robots are evil, at which point R2-D2 joined them on stage.
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