Yes, that’s right Captain James T. Kirk insisted on grabbing Uhura and thrusting her into his sweaty chest!
Seriously, for a Jewish man (who was not a big name back at the time) to insist on a steamy interracial love scene (which may have been the first on national television) was and is a huge deal.
So hats and toupees off to you, Bill Shatner, for loving black women enough to want to grab one for yourself!
- TV’s First Interracial Kiss (neatorama.com)
- William Shatner ‘Appalled’ by IRS ‘Star Trek’ Spoof – Yahoo! News (coralvillecourier.typepad.com)
- William Shatner ‘Appalled’ by IRS Star Trek Video (outsidethebeltway.com)
- William Shatner Slams IRS for ‘Star Trek’ Parody and Wasting Taxpayer’s Money (celebs.gather.com)
- Star Trek’s William Shatner blasts US tax video (loupdargent.info)
- AD OF THE DAY: William Shatner Battles Giant Lizard In Throwback Showdown (businessinsider.com)
- Nyota Uhura (en.memory-alpha.org)
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