Dave Urbanski, The Blaze, March 17, 2022
You don’t suppose the movers and the shakers connected with “Star Trek: Discovery” care one way or another if left-wing darling Stacey Abrams wins the Georgia gubernatorial race in November, do you?
Because they gave the Democratic candidate some extra attention by casting her in the role of president of the United Earth for Thursday’s season four finale.
One clip shows the Federation president greeting Abrams’ character and saying she’s looking forward to diplomatic discussions getting started. “Nothing to discuss,” Abrams character replies. “United Earth is ready right now to rejoin the Federation, and nothing could make me happier than to say those words.”
Her character then engages in a brief chat with other characters, including U.S.S. Discovery Capt. Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), after which the clip ends.
A decidedly star-struck Martin-Green told Deadline that she’s “still floored when I think about Stacey gracing us with her presence in our Season 4 finale.”
Martin-Green added to the outlet that Abrams “is a legend in the making and a civil hero” and that “it was an honor for me as a black woman to stand with her in the story.”
Deadline called Abrams “the woman widely regarded as having saved American democracy,” presumably for her work getting Democrats elected in 2020.
“Today, we greet the president of United earth”
Trekkie Stacey Abrams makes a Star Trek cameo.
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) March 17, 2022