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Old January 26 2014, 11:57 PM   #31
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Re: Martin Luther King, Jr Was A Trekkie

Of course we don't known if Rev. King ever even heard of Star Trek.

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... and "Tomorrow Is Yesterday" suggested there are only 12 (prestigious) starships like the Enterprise.
My impression is that the Enterprise (and by extension her sister ships) is a medium size "work horse" ship. The Enterprise certainly did seem to get a fair number of little shit jobs.







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Old January 27 2014, 04:08 AM   #32
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Re: Martin Luther King, Jr Was A Trekkie

I'd suggest reading this article (link) for some context on blacks on television in the 1960s.

From reading it, I suspect Star Trek was never in serious dangerous of not being carried in "the south" because of a continuing character like Uhura. After all, as the page indicates...

When I Spy premiered, NBC officials seemed pleased that only three stations—in Savannah and Albany, Georgia, and Daytona Beach, Florida—refused to carry the show. It was seen, however, on 180 other stations covering 96 percent of the country.
...and I Spy had a black co-star.
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Old January 27 2014, 07:00 AM   #33
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I saw this on tumblr. I'll share it with you guys.

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Old February 23 2014, 06:59 PM   #34
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Re: Martin Luther King, Jr Was A Trekkie

Nichelle Nichols appeared on AMC's Comic Book Men last week, and told her MLK story.

That's her story, and she's sticking to it.

http://www.amctv.com/full-episodes/comic-book-men
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Old February 23 2014, 09:25 PM   #35
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Nichelle Nichols appeared on AMC's Comic Book Men last week, and told her MLK story.

That's her story, and she's sticking to it.

http://www.amctv.com/full-episodes/comic-book-men
Which version?

It's a nice story, even if it isn't true.
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When I Spy premiered, NBC officials seemed pleased that only three stations—in Savannah and Albany, Georgia, and Daytona Beach, Florida—refused to carry the show. It was seen, however, on 180 other stations covering 96 percent of the country.
...and I Spy had a black co-star.
In 1959 or 1960, during Twilight Zone's first season, Serling did an episode featuring an entirely black cast called "The Big Tall Wish." I'm not sure how well-received it was -- and the fact that TZ never again did an episode featuring an all-black cast suggests to me it may not have gone over well -- but I'd argue that that one episode was far more ground-breaking than was Star Trek six years later.
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Old February 23 2014, 09:37 PM   #36
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Which version?
Someone should gather up all the different versions and assign them release version numbers.
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Old February 23 2014, 09:58 PM   #37
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It was the "edited to fill 10 seconds on a scripted reality TV show" version.

I really want the story to be true, but I just don't believe it anymore, and shame on the Comic Book Men producers for apparently not trying to verify the story first before shoehorning it into their script.
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