That incident was absurd enough, but in the case of “Star Trek” the outrage is even more confounding than usual.
The franchise’s claim to fame, its central premise, is its advocacy for science, non-belligerence, and, above all, multiculturalism.
Many commenters, though, were clearly appalled by the absence of white men in command positions.
“Where is the alpha male that has balls and doesn’t take crap from anyone? “Is everything going to have to have females in every fucking thing? A third person called Yeoh “a reject from a overseas customer-support line.” A fourth dubbed the show “Star Trek: Feminist Lesbian Edition.”Two and a half years ago, in the very same corners of the Internet, there was a similar campaign against “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” whose trailer featured a female protagonist and a black man wearing the iconic white carapace of a Storm Trooper.
In its fifty-year history, “Star Trek” has cornered the market on tolerance and cosmopolitanism.
Even those who have never watched the original series, which aired in the late nineteen-sixties, likely know that it featured the first interracial kiss on network television—between William Shatner’s Captain Kirk and Nichelle Nichols’s Lieutenant Uhura.
Although it is unconfirmed at this time, Michelle Yeoh’s role is potentially the series’ lead, a female Lieutenant Commander. Wells and David Warner as Jack the Ripper, received a Blu-ray edition last week from Warner Archive.
By Marcus Lim Festival goers and industry luminaries paid homage to South East Asian regional storytelling Wednesday night, as the 27th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) kicked off with…
Although CBS did not specify this in its media alert, Entertainment Weekly reported Rapp's Stamets will be the first character originally conceived and confirmed as gay. I'm a longtime fan and super geek of the highest order," Rapp tweeted.
"The series will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers," the press release said.
universe, while Yeoh will portray Captain Georgiou, the Starfleet captain aboard the Starship Shenzhou, and Rapp has been cast as Lt.
Stamets, an astromycologist, fungus expert and Starfleet science officer aboard the Starship Discovery, a press release noted.