How Borgs, Vulcans and doctors showed diversity on ‘Star Trek: Voyager’

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News Story Source:, By Elizabeth Howell
Among other cast members, the long-running series featured the first woman "Star Trek" captain (Janeway, played by Kate Mulgrew), a black Vulcan (Tuvok, played by Tim Russ), a Taiwanese-American human ensign (Harry Kim, portrayed by Garrett Wang) and a Klingon portrayed by a Hispanic woman (B'Elanna Torres, played by Roxann Dawson.) 

Many of the cast members reunited May 26 for a fundraiser to support struggling entertainment industry professionals (who were affected by set closedowns related to the novel coronavirus pandemic) on the YouTube channel "Stars in the House." Much of the stars' conversation centered on what "Star Trek" meant for promoting diversity.

When looking at the franchise even outside of the 1995 to 2001 "Voyager" series, diversity abounds to the present day – including the first openly gay doctor in the franchise during "Star Trek: Discovery", which premiered in 2017. The original series, whi
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