Depictions of Disabilities in Star Trek

In honor of Kenneth Mitchell and how both he and his character Aurelio managed living with a genetic defect, I wanted to take a look at how Star Trek has addressed special needs throughout the various tv series. The depictions have changed depending upon the prevailing attitude at the times. You can chart the changes in how society has addressed the subject by how the subject has been addressed in Star Trek. Continue reading Depictions of Disabilities in Star Trek

Characters of Color in Star Trek – A Special “Star Trek: Age of Discovery” Episode

In this second special episode, we look at the treatment of people of color within the Star Trek universe. Primarily, we focus on the five live-action television series. As you know, the Original Series (TOS) was a groundbreaking cultural phenomenon … Continue reading Characters of Color in Star Trek – A Special “Star Trek: Age of Discovery” Episode