From “Walking Dead” to “Star Trek”

by James Hill

December 16, 2016

Even if you’re not a big “Star Trek” nerd, you know the sci-fi series prides itself on diversity (human and alien alike), but aside from the 1960’s originals series (and the movies based on them), there haven’t been a lot of Black, female characters.

That is until now. Sonequa Martin-Green, who is regularly seen killing zombies on “The Walking Dead,” is suiting up as the lead character in “Star Trek: Discovery” CBS new streaming TV series.

This is important for a couple of reasons.

1. Any time a sista gets a LEAD on a show, we are happy. But a Black woman getting a lead on one of TV’s most iconic shows? We. Are. Here. For. It.

2. While Martin-Green won’t be playing a Captain (arggh), she is still listed as the lead of the show. Which leads us to wondering exactly what this show will be about.

No matter, we are excited to see this new show (and sad for what that SEEMS to mean for Sasha on “The Walking Dead”).

TELL US: Are you excited to see a Black woman heading up a “Star Trek” show?