Sonequa Martin-Green Has Message For ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Diversity Critics

Sonequa Martin-Green Star Trek DiscoveryStar Trek: Discovery will bring the beloved franchise back to television, but some fans aren’t thrilled by its impending arrival. Calling the show “too diverse” and parading out terms like “white genocide,” there’s been a slew of critics. While most of the show’s cast has stayed quiet on this front, one Discovery star has shared her powerful response.

When Entertainment Weekly asked star Sonequa Martin-Green what she would say to such critics, she delivered the following message:

“Well, I would encourage them to key into the essence and spirit of Star Trek that has made it the legacy it is — and that’s looking across the way to the person sitting in front of you and realizing you are the same, that they are not separate from you, and we are all one,” Martin-Green said. “That’s something Star Trek has always upheld and I completely believe that is why it’s been a mainstay in society in the hearts of so many people for so many decades. I would encourage them to look past their opinions and social conditioning and key into what we’re doing here — which is telling a story about humanity that will hopefully bring us all together.”

Martin-Green’s response strikes at the true heart of the franchise and will hopefully remind some people what the show’s all about.

Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham, Terry Serpico as Anderson, Maulik Pancholy as Nambue, James Frain as Sarek, Doug Jones as Saru, Michelle Yeoh as Georgiou, Anthony Rapp as Stamets, Chris Obi as T’Kuvma, Shazad Latif as Lieutenant Tyler, Mary Chieffo as L’Rell, Jason Isaacs as Lorca, Mary Wiseman as Tilly, Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd, Clare McConnell as Dennas, Damon Runyan as Ujilli and Kenneth Mitchell as Kol.

The first episode will premiere on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 PM on CBS before releasing the weekly episodes exclusively on CBS All Access. Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery will be split into two halves, with the first eight episodes being released weekly from Sunday, September 24 through Sunday, November 5. The second chapter of Season 1 will start to come out sometime in January 2018.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

10 Female Superheroes Who Deserve Their Own Films

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Female Superheroes Deserve FilmsSuperheroes hold immense importance within popular culture. Whether it be within the context of their fictional universe or from the inspiration they offer to real life individuals they hold so much power and can be forces of pure good. Films based on these comic characters have even more potential to reach many more people and inspire those who need it. So it is surprising with the recent constant trend of big superhero movies that until Wonder Woman we have yet to see a female-led superhero film. The recent news of Joss Whedon tackling Batgirl has brought up the discussion lack of gender diversity for solo films so far and to go along with this it’s a perfect time to look at a few female superheroes who deserve their own projects.

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  • AlphaBlu

    Remains to be seen whether this show will manage it, but I think the successful thing about the other ST shows is that they didn’t beat you over the heat with the diversity stick. It’s one thing to have a gay character. It’s another entirely to spend every moment in every script they’re in going “LOOK! HE’S GAY! LOOK! LOOOOOOOK!”.