Knight Templar wrote:
We hear lots of talk about a Star Trek series needing a "diverse cast".
"Diverse" in this sense seems to always mean different races for the human members of the crew and for different alien species for the nonhuman crew members.
Isn't this a pretty narrow minded view of diversity?
What about diversity of values, morals, character, personalities?
I was thinking the same thing. Seems to me Battlestar Galactica the new series had a greater diversity of characters in its crew. In Star Trek the diversity comes from all the strange aliens they meet and planets they explore, yet all the Star Trek Crews come from the same mold. DS9 gets a little away from this however. Hard to imagine Quark in the Enterprise D's Ten Forward, isn't it.