Monday, January 28, 2013

Kennedy Center Honors the Original Cast of Star Trek (I hope)

In my mind, my brother was never a geek. In fact, he was the cool one. But he has started this petition to award Kennedy Center Honors to the surviving cast members of the original Star Trek.

Each year the White House grants Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to American culture. STAR TREK'S surviving original cast members, William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), George Takei (Mr. Sulu), Walter Koneig (Mr. Chekov), and Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura), are very deserving of this honor. STAR TREK premiered in 1966 and has become an unparalleled phenomenon, continuing to spawn motion pictures and television spin-offs. At the time of its release the series was not only groundbreaking as science fiction entertainment, but also socially, promoting racial equality in a time when it was still a new idea. Nichols played television's first African American female in a significant role. Takei played an Asian American role that was free of stereotype.

I was the geek, so heck yeah, I'm going to sign the petition! And you should too because if you ever read this blog, you are probably a geek too. Just click this link and log in to register to sign the petition. 


Elaine said...

I hope so too, Wanders! Live long and prosper!

mrvy said...

Make it so! (Not from TOS, but it had to be said.)