Jessie Gender – Is Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Not Diverse Enough?

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Star Trek fans are all excited about the new Captain Pike show that was just announced, “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds“. With Anson Mount’s portrayal of the original captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise capturing the hearts of Trekkies everywhere in season 2 of “Star Trek: Discovery“, along with Ethan Peck’s Spock and Rebecca Romijn’s Una aka Number One, Strange New Worlds may be the most exciting upcoming project for the franchise.

Yet, one of the major criticisms levied at the show so far has been that it’s three leads, Peck, Mount, and Romijn, are all white, which stands out against Star Trek’s explicit history and intention of including a diversity of identities in it’s cast of characters. With minorities and identities becoming a centre of heated debate within the Trek fandom and many geek shows today, this criticism feels even more contentious than ever before in Star Trek’s history. So let’s dive into the issue and see if there’s an answer to be found to the question, is Star Trek: Strange New World’s not diverse enough?

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