A Real ‘Inter-Racial” Relationship

I went and saw the new Star Trek movie last weekend with the family. We all loved it. Even the kids who don’t really know Star Trek. My wife and I of course were raised watching Star Trek so it was wonderful to see this updated version of the story.

But the best part of the story was the new relationship that was portrayed of Uhura, played by the beautiful Zoe Saldana, and the young Spock, played by that guy from Heroes, whose name I cannot recall. The fact that this was a relationship that none of the original series ever hinted at, it was surprising and a bit of a stretch since die-hards know Spock as having absolutely no, or certainly very little emotion. So a love relationship seems not likely. But nonetheless it was a nice addition to the story. And the best part about it was that their affair certainly showcased a real “interracial” relationship for all to see and enjoy.

So I loved it and salute the film’s writers and makers for doing it and allowing a beautiful black female to get such an important romantic relationship on the silver screen. Though it just occurred to me that this is not Zoe Saldana’s first time playing a character involved in an interracial or inter-ethnic relationship. She also starred opposite Ashton Kutcher in the comedy remake a few years ago of “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?” So maybe she has an affinity for these relationships and situations. If so, good for her.

So if you haven’t seen it, you should. It is fun on many levels and this special relationship, which does not spoil any of the story with my telling you this since it is alluded to in the trailers and whatnot, makes it even more interesting. I think when we do think on a galactic scale, our petty cultural differences become really small.


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