Re: "Plato's Stepchildren:" Kirk-Uhura Rape Scene?
From the The 14th Annual NAACP Image Awards:
Though the Meyer Dolinsky's episode was broadcast November 22, 1968, I can only surmise his intent was to write with the spirit of this award in mind.
Why would you or anyone surmise that? The meaning you seem to attache to your supplied quote is an ill-considered stretch as I doubt the spirit of any NAACP award is to reinforce the imagery of an african-american woman "to kiss/be kissed" by anyone against her will.
The only thing we can "surmise' is that Dolinsky accepted a commission to write a script for "Star Trek" that would please the producers and make himself some money - and there is certainly nothing wrong with that. He was a fine writer who specialised in the science fiction genre.
The clear purpose of any NAACP award or positive mention would be in recognition and positive affirmation of Nichelle's continued presence on the series overall.
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