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Old April 12 2013, 03:13 AM   #86
Lieutenant Commander
Re: "Plato's Stepchildren:" Kirk-Uhura Rape Scene?

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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.
You are forgetting that Kirk was forced to kiss too. Yes, James Tiberius proved his sexuality but think of the telekinetic assault from the perspective of a gay man –both equally unwilling
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.
I don’t really don’t know his work –I am not that type of fan but I found this article interesting that refers to his “misogynistic, another recurring undercurrent in Dolinsky's work” but is that fair?
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
Hmm, I believe the award was to acknowledge that black men and women were breaking out of stereotypical performances and to further encourage the dismantling of limiting characters based on societal rules. Uhura kissing a white man would have met that definition
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