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In a quantum leap, Star Trek becomes a female enterprise

Yeoh and Martin-Green kick off the new Star Trek with an action-packed episode on Sept. 24

WHEN CBS ANNOUNCED TWO YEARS ago that it would bring Star Trek back to television, this time starring two women of color, you could have been forgiven for thinking the trolls might stay under their bridges for once. Even if they turned out in droves to protest the casting of Daisy Ridley as the lead of the new Star Wars and harassed the stars of the all-female Ghostbusters remake, surely Trekkers—fans prefer that term to Trekkies—would be different. After all, when it first aired in the 1960s, Star Trek boasted one of the most diverse casts on TV, and in 1968 it broadcast the first interracial kiss. Across its many iterations, the 51-year-old series consistently

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