Re: Is Star Trek Interracially revolutionary?
Which brings up another question, if TOS was a groundbreaking show, why did the groundbreaking stop with TOS? I admit to not having watched the other series (save a few Next Generation episodes), but I've never heard of anything groundbreaking as far as any of the following series goes. Did being revolutionary become less important after TOS?
Not necessarily less important, just harder. By the time of TNG and the other shows it was harder for them to be groundbreaking since a lot of other shows were covering the kind of stuff that brought attention to TOS. By the 1990s there were other shows which had female and minority lead characters, and therefore Trek couldn't steal the spotlight in this way.
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