Content Warning: this episode contains a brief discussion of sexual assault.
From Nyota Uhura to Michael Burnham, badass women of color have been making history in the Star Trek universe since its inception. Come along with Becca and Ryan as we explore these two characters and how they are portrayed. Nichelle Nichols and Sonequa Martin-Green are heroes forever! We discuss Original Series Episode "Plato's Stepchildren" and Discovery's "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad."
Finally, a Space Whale!
What We Watched
Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad
Why is he dressed like The Tick?
The Importance of Black Women in Star Trek
Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. convinced Nichelle Nichols to stay on Star Trek
Nichelle Nichols Interview via YouTube
Drunk History - Nichelle Nichols Lives Boldly via YouTube
As I was screen-capping this, my brother said "that looks really forced." YUP
The Original Series was airing during the civil rights movement and second reconstruction
The Civil Rights Movement and The Second Reconstruction, 1945—1968 via United States House of Representatives: History, Art, & Archives
Nichelle Nichols and Majel Barrett in Grecian costumes
Nichelle Nichols encouraged Sonequa Martin-Green to embrace her roll
Michael Burnham is not a Mary Sue
Is Michael Burnham A Mary Sue? via YouTube
More costumes like this, please Disco!
Alexander comforts Spock as he is forced to emote
Guest Stars on Plato's Stepchildren
Alexander was played by Michael Dunn (imdb)
This is not RACK (Risk-aware consensual kink)