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Anti-Racism in Action: William Shatner and the First Interracial Kiss In 1968, the Star Trek cast and crew were filming the episode "Plato's Stepchildren," which featured aliens using mind control to force Captain Kirk (William Shatner) to make out with Communications Officer Uhura (Nichelle Nichols). You know: standard classic Star Trek stuff. Star Trek just wasn't Star Trek if Kirk wasn't being goaded by an alien god into some sort of sexual harassment. But when it came time to shoot that scene, the director and some NBC suits got uncomfortable -- not because of the weird consent issues (this was the '60s, after all; slapping a woman was considered foreplay), but because Nichols is black. Up until that point, scripted interracial kisses on television just weren't done. The actors wanted to shoot the scene as it was, but since they weren't in charge, there was only one thing they could do: sabotage. Show creator Gene Roddenberry had suggested a compromise: they'd shoot two versions of the scene, one with the kiss, and one with a hug, and use whichever worked better. Everyone knew which version NBC was going to want to use, but luckily Shatner had a plan. See, a director can't see exactly what the camera is picking up -- only the camera operator can. So while they were shooting the versions of the scene that would preserve the purity of the white race, Shatner positioned himself so that the director couldn't see his face, stared right into the camera, and made a bunch of stupid faces. The director, thinking he'd won, immediately called a wrap and sent everyone home. It wasn't until they were going over the dailies that they realized what had happened. They were forced to run the scene as originally scripted, resigning themselves to having to face an explosion of controversy that (twist!) never happened. Truly, it was a leap forward for human rights, although whether Shatner was fighting for the progression of society or just couldn't stand to miss an opportunity to get busy on national television is anybody's guess. Read more: ...

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Unity North DakotaAmerican hero ;)1   ·  4 hours ago

Anita Casey-ReedYea, he's really taking one for the team kissing NICHELLE NICHOLS ;) Also, if you have not read her book "Beyond Uhura", you are missing out. She has gone through so much in her life and just keeps on being fabulous no matter what!4   ·  4 hours ago

Unity North DakotaAwesome1   ·  4 hours ago

Rissa WilliamsI wish he and George Takei could make up.1   ·  4 hours ago

Anita Casey-ReedI read "To The Stars" by George Takei (written in the 1990s, before he was out), and he and Nichelle have always been best buds. Also, he really gets into his life as a child in the internment camps and how it has made him such a progressive for the rest of his life.2   ·  3 hours ago

Unity North DakotaNot to mention that technically Uhura is 4th in the chain of command of the Enterprise. One of the first instances of a black women on TV in a position of power rather than a servant. This was one of the prime motivators for Whoppi Goldberg becoming an actress; she said in an interview once that the first time she saw Star Trek she was so amazed that she ran through the house yelling "Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick -- there's a black lady on television and she ain't no maid!". This is also why after winning an academy award she requested a recurring role the the ST: Next Generation series.3   ·  3 hours ago

Timothy HertzMore like unintended circumstance....still love it!3   ·  2 hours ago

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