In that case, we will need to focus on things that a Soviet censor working on the Committee on Cinematography (Goskino) reviewing the Star Trek series for it's suitability for screening in the USSR will see, instead of what we, as fans of the series are aware of in the backstory. Since I am guessing that some old, grumpy bureaucrat working for Goskino will not be interested in putting in the time and effort to learn about the ins and outs of the United Federation of Planets' political and economic system, and own be concerned with what he can see on the screen.But very much part of it, if it can be spunon the other side of the Iron Curtain that shows TOS as a future where Marxism worked, and thrived.
This, that is the perfect timeframe, maybe they convice give them the right for a long time and become popular in SU enough to get imitators(chekov help a lot, he is russian and mention leningard too)eing sold in order to help recoup the production losses. That would be a good time for the Soviets (Or any other Eastern Bloc country) to have been able to purchase the broadcast license for Star Trek at an affordable price.
Hm well, thats a coincidence, just recently I read about western movies on east german television (I was interested in that, since I'm from Germany), and in fact Star Trek the movie appeared in east german cinemas in 1986.Although in OTL, the East Bloc countries (especially Poland, Hungary, and the USSR) had a large degree of sci-fi fandom, they never aired the "Star Trek" Original or Next Generation series on TV, until after Communism fell in the 90s, nor they showed the Star Trek movies in theatres.
In Hungary, Star Trek: The Original Series, concurrently with The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager, only started airing in Hungarian TV with Hungarian dubbing around 1997, and this was also the time when older Star Trek movies started to be shown on TV, and newer movies started to be shown in local cinemas. Despite this, a Hungarian Star Trek Convention complete with dressing-up as characters from the Show (perhaps the first such occasion from a former East Bloc country) was organized by the year 2000. By 2003, a healthy Hungarian Trekker Scene was around.
But what if for some reason, the East Bloc wasn't so isolated from this franchise and even in the late 60s, many Eastern European countries started airing the Original Series, showing the movies in the 70s, and also airing the Next Generation in the late 80s? How would this have effected Eastern European culture?
I have a feeling that this particular episode might not be shown.TOS didn’t. Like Marathag you’re taking Roddenberry’s TNG retcons and retroactively applying them to the original show.
But if you think that TOS was pro-communist then I have three words: The Omega Glory.
Written BY Roddenberry.
Why?I have a feeling that this particular episode might not be shown.
I was under the impression that the Soviet historical stance was that the American Revolution was an elite bourgeois revolt of no real value?Why?
the Yangs were nationalistic savages that forgot about what their history stood for? That fits with the Soviet line that the US fell well short of what the Constitution promised almost 200 years beforehand
The thing is, in the Soviet historical analysis bourgeois revolts and even capitalism are all part of the same dialectic which eventually leads to socialism and ultimately communism. It was a necessary stage of history. But one, which will (in their view), be superceded eventually by the "real Revolution", the socialist one.I was under the impression that the Soviet historical stance was that the American Revolution was an elite bourgeois revolt of no real value?
Not that early on, the original serie was pretty much proto-Star Trek, it had many of the elements, it was only the Next Generation and the movies which expanded the lore to a post-scarity society and full blown wokeness. That doesn’t mean the the OS wasn’t very progressive, but the progressiveness was more shown and less told.but does the Star Trek world and the Federation not exemplify the full on automated Communism beloved of woke left crackpots?
They remained a clear soviet analogue for way longer. Just look at the Star Trek movie "The undiscovered country" of 1991 (fun fact, when the making of the movie started in 1990 the USSR still existed, and it seemed as if the cold war would come to an end with both superpowers still standing afterwards. However by the time the movie made it to the cinemas, the USSR had allready been dissolved).The main problem is that the Klingons, at least in the original series, are blatantly supposed to be Soviet Russia.