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Dr. King, the Trekkie

Who knew?

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the icon of the American civil rights movement, hero to millions around the world, and ...a Trekkie?

Yup.  It's true.

Dr. King was a Trekkie. How cool is that?

See the cool article in the Christian Science Monitor that talks about Dr. King proclaiming himself as a Trekkie, as well as Lt. Uhura's "greatest fan."

King to the actress who played her in the original Star Trek: "For the first time, we are being seen the world over as we should be seen.... [D]o you understand that this is the only show that my wife Coretta and I will allow our little children to stay up and watch."
Sheer awesomeness.

Star Trek (both the original and the Next Generation) imagined a world in which people of different races could come together in a shared quest, and even occasionally share love--even risque kisses. That was a radically revoltuionary idea in the 1960's, and for some, it remains so today.

Google recently honored Star Trek with its Doodle of the day.


Tags: dr. king, lt. uhura, martin luther king, star trek, uhura


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