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Old September 16 2013, 05:59 PM   #61
J.T.B.
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Re: No female starship captains in the 2250s-60s?

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/\ Or thought that they were far enough out on a limb as it was, and didn't want to take on more challenges...
That too. Historically, overcoming prejudice has had to be done with baby steps; push too far and you provoke a backlash.
Yeah, there was kind of an ingrained reluctance for popular entertainment to take the lead on social issues. Summed up in that old Hollywood saying, "Pictures are for entertainment; if you want to send a message, call Western Union."
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