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Episode Info: This week on Priority One --- Two Trek Actors are honored in Miami, Nichelle Nichols is the focus of her own documentary, and Food Replicators may be just around the corner. Then, we transport to Ticonderoga, NY for a tour of the Star Trek Original Series Set museum with James Cawley! In Star Trek Online, now might be the best time to pledge your allegiance to the Founders, and those going to Star Trek: Destination in Birmingham can get their game on! Of course, as always, before we wrap up the show, we’ll open hailing frequencies for your incoming messages Let us know on social media like Facebook, Twitter, or by visiting our website! This Weeks Community Questions Are: CQ: How have the actors or stories of Star Trek inspired you in your own life? CQ: Do you plan on buying the new Star Trek Online Starter or Faction Packs? Why or Why not? CQ: With the new changes to the Event Campaign for another T6 ship will you be playing daily to get your progression or do you plan on buying out any of the individual events? TREK IT OUT by Shane Hoover Two Discovery Actors Honored In Miami Wilson Cruz and Anthony Rapp, the actors behind Star Trek Discovery’s on-screen couple, Hugh Culber and Paul Stamets, were honored last weekend by the National LGBTQ Task Force - Miami at it’s annual Gala. The honors were in recognition of the actors’ contributions to expanding the human rights of those in the LGBTQ community through their portrayal of the first openly gay couple in Star Trek’s television history. Speaking at the gala, Anthony Rapp said //QUOTE// Star Trek has always presented a vision of the future where the things that have divided us as people over the centuries – race, gender, sexual orientation, age, color, all of that – none of that matters in Starfleet. It’s solely about who you are as a human being and what you are inside that matters. //ENDQUOTE// Mr. Cruz, who once himself worked for the task force was especially touched, saying //QUOTE// To be honored by the task force for my work as an actor and as an activist is incredibly moving to me. I know the hard work this organization does on the ground, in the grassroots, on the state level, on the city level, on the municipal level, so it’s incredibly moving.//ENDQUOTE// The gala’s theme for the year was “50 Years of Fierce”, in honor of the five decades the national task force has been championing their community. Nichelle Nichols Documentary Shines A Light On Her Work With NASA It is no surprise to Star Trek fans that the great Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s original Uhura, has long been an icon and a hero to women and minorities around the world. But what you may find surprising is that in 1977, when NASA was on the cusp of the Space Shuttle program that would define decades of American space exploration, they turned to Nichelle Nichols for help in bringing greater diversity to the astronaut recruiting program. This story is the subject ...
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