Back in 1986, unlike today, eco-pagans were but a cute little cult.
I just found out the other day that a movie from back then, namely Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home was about *saving Earth by saving the whales*!
The plot summary:
It's the 23rd Century, and a mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere...
A space probe appears over 23rd century earth, emanating strange sounds towards the planet, and apparently waiting for something. As time goes on, the probe starts to cause major storms on earth and threaten its destruction. James T. Kirk and crew are called upon once again to save mankind. They discover the strange sound is actually the call of the humpback whale - which has been hunted to extinction. They have only one choice - to attempt to time travel back into the 20th century, locate a whale, and bring it back to 23rd century earth to reply to the probe.
It'd be hard to conceive a more ridiculous premise!
So how are we going to have to wait for the eco-Morons to shrink back to cult-size?