The captain of the USS Enterprise thinks people should stay on Earth instead of going into space.
Patrick Stewart, who plays Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV series Star Trek, says he thinks interplanetary travel for humans is a bad idea.
“I’m a bit of a wet blanket when it comes to the whole business of space travel,” Stewart told the BBC.
“I would like to see us get this place right first before we have the arrogance to put significantly flawed civilisations out onto other planets – even though they may be utterly uninhabited,” he said.
Stewart said he approved of unmanned missions such as Nasa’s use of twin rovers to explore the surface of Mars. But he objected to manned trips, saying they were too expensive.