Hollywood has put its hopeful thinking on total display by using Democrat Stacey Abrams (GA) in an acting role as the pres. of Earth in the fourth season finale of Star Trek: Discovery on the Paramount+.
Stacey Abrams makes her appearance as the president of United Earth, in the episodes climactic scene, the government with no borders that rules over the whole planet. In this episode, she proclaims Earth as a part of the interplanetary Federation.
“United Earth is now ready to rejoin the Federation, and there is nothing that would make me happier than to speak those words,” Abram’s character said, according to a Deadline report. “There is a lot of work to be done, are you ready for that?”
Yes, that was Stacey Abrams with a cameo on Star Trek Discovery as president of United Earth. A proud Star Trek nerd, Abrams has appeared as a guest on fan shows and has talked extensively about how the show shaped her perspective. #gapol pic.twitter.com/V1HbghDERw
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Show runner Michelle Paradise gushed over Stacey Abrams in an interview with Indiewire in which she told how Abrams was cast for the roll.
“We had a Zoom call with her, and we told her what we were doing for this season and who this character would be representing. And then asked her if she wanted to be a part of this with us. I honestly can not think of anyone that would be better at representing the president of Earth in all of that.”
Stacey Abrams has stated publicly that she would like to run for president one day.
“Do I think of it as an ambition? Absolutely,” she said to CBS last year, when she was asked about a possible White House run.
Stacey Abrams has been a Star Trek fan for a long time and even held a fundraiser that was a Star Trek-theme in 2020 to help Dems Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock win their Sen. run-off races.
Since she lost her run for the governor of Georgia — a race she never did publicly concede — Stacey Abrams has continued to stay busy courting Hollywood apparently trying to keep her face and name in the eye of the public. She joined up with Amazon Studios for the voter suppression documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy.
She has also partnered with NBCUniversal International Studio’s Working Title Television to make her novel into a TV series called While Justice Sleeps, with Abrams serving as the executive producer.
Stacey Abrams signed with the far-left Hollywood agency UTA a short time after she lost the Georgia gubernatorial race.