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Old February 24 2013, 04:03 AM   #6
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: The luckiest guy in TOS

"And...there goes the black guy."

So said Cronan Thompson, a Usenet poster who used to do tongue-in-cheek reviews of sf and horror shows and movies; he was wont to point out, time and again, the black-guy-gets-killed early trope that popped up again and again in such entertainment.

Sadly, Cronan died at a young age of cancer. In his honor, Robert Hewitt Wolfe included a black character named "Cronan" in the first episode of Andromeda.

"Cronan," of course, didn't survive the first half-hour of the show.
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