'Star Trek' Cast Visits Soldiers in Kuwait, Media Couldn't Care Less

When Hollywood movies and their stars trash America's brave soldiers, the anti-war press can't give them enough attention.

Yet, when cast and crew members of the soon to be released prequel of the sci-fi classic "Star Trek" visited service men and women in Kuwait on Saturday, newsrooms across the fruited plain couldn't care less.

Spc. Howard Ketter filed this report shortly after the event concluded (h/t Big Hollywood, video embedded below the fold h/t Blackfive):

"We feel priviledged to be here and to meet the people who are working hard on our behalf," said John Cho, who starred as Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek" the movie.

Service members were excited as the cast of the new J.J. Abrams produced and directed film visited Camp Arifjan, Kuwait for a premiere of the movie, April 11.

Actors Zoe Saldana, Bryan Burk, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine and Eric Bana were also present with director/producer J.J. Abrams.

"It's so easy for people to take for granted, the fact that [service members] are here doing work that makes this possible," said Abrams. [...]

"It's an honor to come here to say hi and shake hands with the people who protect us," said Abrams.

Fabulous human interest story, right?

Apparently not as a Google news search identified that with the exception of film and entertainment publications, this meeting went completely unreported.

A LexisNexis search also produced no results, although transcripts from the weekend aren't completely available yet.

For those interested, more pictures are available here.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.