In a recent interview, Leonard Nimoy spoke about wars taking place during the time frame during which Star Trek and Star Trek XI were being made, and how the original series dealt with war. Nimoy also explained the process of trying to find a place for Eddie Murphy in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
The original series aired during the Vietnam war and Star Trek XI was made in a time when Americans were shipped over to Iraq and Afghanistan. The original series occasionally addressed war and when intervention was appropriate. “The original overarching theme of Star Trek included non-intervention policy, but we did some intervening,” said Nimoy. “I think that was a concept, but I don’t think it was a reality.”