Star Trek’s ethnicities:
Revealing the Christian angle of the Federation, “Kirk” means “church” in Scottish:
The Kirk is an informal name for the Church of Scotland, the country’s national church.
It is claimed that the ex-policeman Gene Roddenberry was a 33rd-degree Scottish Rite Freemason. I’m told by an insider that he was not fond of Hollywood’s Jewish elite.
Nevertheless, both Shatner and Nimoy are Jewish, and Nimoy’s split-fingered Vulcan salute – as he himself stated in his biography – represents the “Priestly Blessing performed by Jewish Kohanim with both hands…”
In addition to the above comparisons have been those made between the Chinese and the BORG, not only in forum rants but also in thoughtful articles.
While the Muslim-Klingon connection cannot be substantiated easily as emanating directly from Roddenberry, the impression of it as a “stereotype” has been addressed in the book Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out by Fawzia Afzal-Khan (182):
— Religion and History (@AcharyaS) February 13, 2014