Resurrection of ‘Star Trek’: The ‘Fiction’ of Science Fiction Film

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 9:00 AM
April 23, 2014

20130515-bc-x600-1368627031    Unfortunately, in this post-modern age in America, for too many reality is conceived from fiction and fantasy, not from the dictates of God’s Word to a Christian nation. Even within this often cynical culture films––such as ‘Lincoln,‘ ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,’ and ‘The King’s Speech,’ etc.––can be educational because historically true, emotionally uplifting because they present the best people are capable of and enjoyable––primarily because they spring from facts.

Because so many among today’s population have strayed away from a Bible-based culture, they often depend upon movies to give them a ‘true’ sense of reality. Such habits of looking for suggestions from such cultural icons lend opportunity for dangerous misinformation, and lies presented as possibilities.

Such is the case with the latest fiction-fantasy attempts in two recent ‘Star Trek’ films. Certainly all fiction is supposedly based on some reality.  But these two films, set supposedly at least 300 years from now in the 2250s when flights to distant planets is commonplace, leave realms of reality into phantoms of fantasy.

First, the seemingly immortal character Spock assumes to have lived over 160 years, and is thus able to communicate with himself as a younger man who lives in an alternate reality.  The younger Spock, played by Zachary Quinto, is a co-star in both movies, while the elder is Leonard Nimoy, from earlier versions.

Their point being that people can bounce to different spheres of space and time and remember a different past than that in present consciousness.  Chris Pine, playing a younger Captain Kirk, from the beginning finds believing in such fantasy too much for even a veteran space man, but he goes along with the gag.

In the second film, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ a villain named Khan, played by Benedict Cumberbatch  is to have Star-Trek-Into-Darknessput himself and his space ship’s crew to sleep using cryo-genetics––another popular myth fostered by Google co-founder, Larry Page, that through certain combinations of vitamins and food additives man can live indefinitely, and then put himself to sleep in a ‘frozen’ state for a later time.
Knowing susceptibilities of today’s youth, one must assume that the films’ purpose, like that of Larry Page, is to convince viewers that such fantasies are indeed probable. However, regarding present realities:  1) People today do not live 150 years; 2) No combination of supplements can extend life for such decades; 3) Cryo-genetics is an absolutely unproven ‘science’; 4) Most people have no known realities other than on this earth––a very few, such as Apostle Paul, have visited the third heaven, and he doesn’t know if he was in a human body or not:

“I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven (2 Corinthians 12: 2).”

5) The only alternate about time is that it is constantly moving, never to be revisited; 6) Life on earth will not last even another century, as this planet rushes to a violent climax; 7) Only a small minority of human beings who have ever lived will be able to visit other planets:  “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever (Daniel 12: 3).”

This and every generation must understand this crucial promise in God’s Word:  “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment  (Hebrews 9: 27).”  That is true reality.  Each person has one life, one time. There are no do-overs.  Only repentance for one’s sins and redemption through faith in the blood of The LORD Jesus Christ can erase those sins for viewing or non-viewing at God’s judgment seat.  Don’t be fooled. These movies are fantasies, lies, make believe! For more realistic fiction try novels by Rex Stout.

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