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Ezekiel J. Krahlin


© 2000 by Ezekiel J. Krahlin
(Jehovah's Queer Witness)

December 5, 2000

Dear Editor,

I abhor the show, "Earth: Final Conflict", because it gets 
away with some very ignorant stereotyping of gay people, as
manifest in the Taelon race. I know Gene Roddenberry dreamed
of including gay folks as regular characters in his Star Trek
series...though was censored by the Hollywood

When I first watched EFC ("Earth: Final Conflict"), I was
shocked to see this Taelon character: very swishy,
wrist-flicking, lisping, sissified, elitist, weird-looking,
ASEXUAL geek. I had to conclude that these Taelons were
created from the mind of a well-meaning, but ignorant,
heterosexual. Sure, Roddenberry finally got his wish: but at
what cost to REAL gay people still burdened with the yoke of
tyranny by the same country that produces tripe like

Here we have an alien FAGGOT behaving like every good faggot
should (in the eyes of dogmatic Christians that is), by not
having any sex. And, by defining them as asexual, the show
could go on without the censors' interference, which WOULD
have happened if they were portrayed as outright homosexual.
Of course, everyone KNOWS the Taelons are silly queers...and
in that way, and only that way, would the Amerikan publik
accept such regular gay characters.

If I were a well-meaning but ignorant hetero sci-fi writer, I
guess I could come up with a race of queers that--by virtue of
being asexual (as the Good Lord wants them to be)--would
evolve into these freaky types with enormous brains that
resulted from all this unused sperm backing up the spine. Now,
they would be put to use serving (hetero)

These Taelon faggots are catering to every need of all the
earthling, redblooded HETERO heroes...not a gay person among
them. Again, the good Christian role of every queer is to not
only be asexual, but a SERVANT, a SLAVE dedicated to the
happiness of heterosexual relationships. Just like in that
Australian film, "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"; where some
drag queens are stuck in a redneck town, enhancing the
romantic lives of the hetero residents. Damned if they didn't
assist the happiness of any GAY person living there (which
residents didn't even seem to exist).

These Taelons are in no way handsome, or robust heroes as are
the star characters, who are OBVIOUSLY Amerikan breeders.
Also, "Taelon" suggests "talon", and you just know how faggots
love to pull out their claws and scratch your eyes out, honey!
Now, why stop with Taelons? Why not "Babloons": a dark-skinned
race that trades in watermelon seeds, and whose lips are so
big, they can actually vibrate into action, their marvelous
rocket engines? Or yellow-skinned, slant-eyed "Bayjings",
whose massive overbite can open fuel pods with a single chomp?
Or "Gimplets" whose twisty vestigial legs can serve as hooks
for grasping and riding on asteroids?

But my favorite idea is this: a sci-fi show featuring
"Heteroids": giant, semi-intelligent hemorrhoids that are
breeding themselves into oblivion by their own animal lust.
They, too, would be heroes (in a way) an example of the
horrors of overpopulation and dogma of heterosexual

Click here to read a guestbook poster's
outraged rebuttal to my Taelon essay.