With the gender reversal re-makes/re-boots I find myself rolling my eyes and sighing loudly. Rather than hold up the PC remakes to the
original how about writing specifically for the gender/ethnic actors. And by specifically I mean original. If the remakes fail then makers
can say that the audiences are not open minded or still hold onto their prejudices.

Dara O'Briain was castigated with his response to the BBC's announcement that there would be at least one female on quiz shows. What
the host of Robot Wars and Mock the week meant that that the BBC should have just implemented the new directive and that by telling
us of the policy can make the viewers regard the line up as "So that's the woman for that show".

I am suspicious of being told how forward thinking policies are. What these policies are in danger of is that whom ever gets the role,
the place on the panel, or the chairman's chair, will be wondering I have got this job because I am the right person or did I just tick all
the boxes and if the person in question is thinking this then so are the viewers.

I write as a person who went to a Jewish school. The walk to the tube station in more cases than I care to remember had me beaten up, bottles thrown from windows, and threats to be stabbed. This was often accompanied by the words "Go home Yid ".

The new producers of the next Star Trek series for the small screen have announced that the lead character will be a female of a yet to be
specified ethnic group. I do wonder if the new programme makers have ever watched the original source material and the spin offs, or have
even seen a writers guide.



Nichelle
Nichols
George
Takei
Denise
Crosby
LeVar
Burton
Gates
McFadden
Michael
Dorn
Marina
Sirtis
Whoopi
Goldberg
Avery
Brooks
Cirroc
Lofton
Terry
Farrell
Nicole
de Boer
Nana
Visitor
Kate
Mulgrew
Robert
Beltran
Roxann
Dawson
Jennifer
Lien
Jeri
Ryan
Garrett
Wang
Tim
Russ
Jolene
Blalock
Linda
Park
Anthony
Montgomery
William Shatner
&
Leonard Nimoy
Both Jewish





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