Star Trek Discovery Trailer Breakdown

Star Trek debuted in 1966 with a cast that was practically unheard of in terms of diversity. True, it was headed up by white, straight (Kirk/Spock fanfiction notwithstanding) men, but the supporting cast was strikingly inclusive. For many sci-fi fans, this was the first time they’d felt represented within their favorite genre. Notably, Nichols was asked by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to continue on with the show rather than quit because she was a beacon of hope for audiences who longed to see themselves playing characters who were not maids. Astronaut Dr. Mae Jennison – the first African-American woman to go to space – was inspired as a little girl ...

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