Star Trek: Discovery Actress Explains How The Show Denounces Racism
Sonequa Martin-Green, who in Star Trek: Discoveryplays the role of Michael Burnham, has recently talked about the show’s diversity and how they actively try to denounce racism.
Discovery on CBS All Access has had a successful run over the past two years. The series not only incorporates elements that fans loved about the original Star Trek series and Star Trek: Enterprise, but creators Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman have made sure that their new take on the popular sci-fi universe is naturally progressive. Recently speaking with the Salt Lake Tribune, the latter discussed how they’ve managed to accomplish this goal.
This rings true when you consider Martin-Green’s character Burnham, whose color and race is never explicitly addressed in the show. The actress herself seems to be of the same opinion, recently claiming:
Martin-Green continued by saying that the show sees each individual character as a whole, noting:
These discussions are especially important amidst the Black Lives Matter protests taking place around the globe. But it seems that the crew of USS Discovery has known how to properly handle the issue of diversity and representation in this sci-fi universe.
The third season of Star Trek: Discovery is still going through post-production and will run for 13 episodes sometime in 2020 on CBS All Access.