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Old June 15 2013, 01:43 AM   #194
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness & The Bechdel Test

BillJ wrote: View Post
It wasn't people like Gene Roddenberry who changed the way TV did business in the 1960's, it was advertisers. Advertisers who saw that minorities and women had increased buying power and wanted shows that they would watch so they could insert advertising and get those folks to buy their products.
It wasn't just advertisers in the 60s that led to more black and female roles; the three networks at that time also had serious fears about potential government intervention.

But, this doesn't change the point much.
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