Nostradamus. Edgar Casey. Baba Vanga. Star Trek? That’s right, the sci-fi pioneer can now firmly be placed among the world’s greatest prophesiers — a distinction it continually builds upon – with its long-held secret on New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Making a mind-blowing discovery, researchers at the National Association of Bored Scientists have found that Star Trek: The Original Series predicted the tumultuous reign of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu 43 years before he took power and only seven years after he was born.
“They resisted the will of Landru […] he had them pulled down from the skies.”
On February 9, 1967, Star Trek aired its hum-ho 21st episode of season one that came and went without much fanfare. However, as scientists dug deeper to avoid doing real work, they uncovered a bone-chilling revelation. Watch the video below this story to see for yourself.
Submit to The Will of Landru
The episode, titled The Return of the Archons, featured a search for the long-missing spaceship Archon that leads the Enterprise to a world dominated by the god “Landru.” This being held a near-tyrannical hold on his people as he strove to control their attitudes and conduct through a process called absorption.
“There was war… convulsions… the world was destroying itself. Landru saw the truth; he changed the world,” says a character named Reger.
According to the researchers, war threatened to destroy the inhabitants. The leader at that time was a gifted engineer and philosopher, Landru. He believed the way to preserve his people was to take them back to a time of peace and tranquility. He sought to end war, crime, disease – all of the evils that plagued his world, and to produce “the unity of good” – a world without hate, without fear, without conflict.
“Nostradamus was vague and his predictions could be applied to just about anything or anyone — hell, with the way he wording things my asshole neighbor could be the Antichrist,” said bored scientist Bill Sanchez, the lead researcher for the project. “But the predictions from Star Trek just about spell it out for us, word for word name for name. Landru is Landrieu and Landrieu is Landru. Best of all, the episode ends with some hope much like the coming end of Mitch’s term. That’s the part I am most concerned about coming true.”
Did Star Trek predict the future of New Orleans? Watch the video clips below and tell us what you think in the comments.