Try not to misunderstand me: I’m happy we finally have something, anything about the new Star Trek show Discovery. Up till now, even teasers haven’t given us a lot. However, the surge to get those realities out there appears to have overlooked the long history of Star Trek, which has always been about diversities. Earlier on, Fuller said, “Star Trek started with a wonderful expression of diversity in its cast. We’re absolutely continuing with that tradition.”
However, here’s a rundown of 8 things about the new show that truly aren’t new to Star Trek.
1. A “Potentially Diverse” Character Leading.
That honor belongs to Commander Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks) of the space station Deep Space 9 in 1993. Star Trek has additionally included many black admirals of naval operations, and Sulu was a captain before the end of the TOS films and in flashbacks from Voyager.
2. A Female Character Driving The Charge.
That honor goes toCapt. Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) of the U.S.S. Voyager in 1995. Star Trek has likewise highlighted other ladies in-control as side or repeating characters, including Commodore Paris (Shohreh Aghdashloo) commanding Starbase Yorktown in Star Trek Beyond, Adm. Alynna Nechayev in TNG and DS9 and Capt. Erica Hernandez in Enterprise.