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?
What would be your ideas on a 'diverse' crew then? Who would be you Captain, First Officer, etc? What would drive them? Why are they in Starfleet? What beliefs do they hold dear?
Some character blurbs would be handy to emphasise the point you are trying to make.
One possibility would be to have a gruff captain, and crew that don't get along with each one pursuing his or her own agendas sort of like Battlestar Galactica.