Live long and prosper, Rach!
Sonequa Martin-Green, the leading lady of CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery,” stopped by to discuss the exciting series, and she brought quite the present for our leading lady: an official Starfleet pin!
“I have something for you before I try to vocalize [how excited I am about the show],” Sonequa preps, “from me, from ‘Star Trek: Discovery.’” And she whipped out one of the iconic spaceship-shaped pins.
Rachael’s reaction? Straight squeals! “I’m so going to geek this out,” says Rach, immediately ripping open the pocket of her blazer and pinning it there. “Lieutenant Ray! Uh-huh.”
But that wasn’t the only reason she was pumped. Rach noted that the latest “Star Trek” series that premiered in September 2017, which is actually a prequel, boasts an exciting first for the series.
“This is super [historic], because she -- [Sonequa’s] character -- is the first African-American female lead,” explains Rach. “First officer. Come on!”
Proudly, Sonequa adds, “It is the first black female lead. It’s also the Asian female captain. It’s also the first female captain with a female first officer. It’s also the first openly gay officer. It’s also the first openly gay Latino officer. So many firsts!”
“It’s rainbow ‘Star Trek!’” says Rach with a laugh.