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Old February 29 2012, 06:03 AM   #41
Sjaddix
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Re: Could we have an alien Captain?

Terran_Empire wrote: View Post
If you want a wildly different format with alien captains and leading Ensigns and liberally-minded casting then just make a completely new franchise.
Now come on casting as not been that bad. Especially compared to other Scifi shows. Minorities (talking humans) do actually do stuff in Trek.

Battlestar: One minority of note and that character was orginally a black male.

Terra Nova: All the minorities who do anything are female, impossible to find a male who does something that matters

Stargate Universe: Two Asian Females and One Black Male, they got some decent stuff so pass.

Falling Skies: Minority Female love interest, black guy dies first trope in full effect, black male and asian male barely get lines.

So I protest the notion that Trek is not liberal in casting. Its easily in the Top 90% of SciFi related shows. Could it do better yes but so could all entertainment.
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