Star Trek Introduces Transgender and Non-Binary Characters. The characters are going to be part of its season 3. It is explicitly visible from the sci-fi series’s previous history that they have given out solid representation to the underrepresented communities. The producers further added that we are envisioning a future where division based on gender, race, and sexual orientation cannot be imaginable. The show is going to premiere on US-based TV network CBS. However, they have previously featured the first gay married couple in the show. Moreover, Sonequa Martin-Green, the first black woman to be among the Star Trek series’s leading star.Image Credit: Sky News
In a tweet from Star Trek’s official account, it was announced that the Trans character Gray would be played by one of the trans actors Ian Alexander, while Blu del Barrio will play the non-binary character.
Soon after the tweet was posted, it garnered huge support from the LGBT community. Along with that, another star from the series Anthony Rapp tweeted that he is desperate to meet the beautiful trans and non-binary characters and that he is happy to work with them.
In 2009, the Star Trek became a household name among the cinephiles, and since then, the producers have come up with blockbuster movies. On the other hand, the sci-fi series has also emerged as the most progressive T.V. series in U.S. television history. The credits go for the forward-thinking and post-modernist thoughts of Gene Roddenberry, the amalgamation of sci-fi and adventurous stories has moved the show from one step to another. There has been an argument that the producers are just flattening the curve for utopian optimism. However, they are putting forward the view that anyone can explore the stars. There’s no room for classification based on religion, race, ethnicity, gender, and even sexual orientation.
Moreover, Star Trek Introduces Transgender and Non-Binary Characters is now influencing other T.V. shows and movies. Progressive visual content is around the corner and will have inspired our generations to pull themselves out of the traditional and retrogressive thoughts.
The non-binary actor Del Barrio in an interview revealed that she hadn’t revealed her sexual identity to family and friends, but the universal forces are conspiring to move ahead and let others know.
The progressive sections of the society have welcomed the move by the producers of Star Trek. However, the T.V. series is expected to the small screen in October 2020. Fans are waiting for another adventurous journey to move along with. The hype around season 3 crosses the previous benchmarks, and everyone is set to watch Star Trek Discovery Season 3 on CBC. The move has been considered to be the rise of libertarian thoughts.