“Gene Roddenberry named ’em Trekkies, Imma call ’em Trekkies” -Captain Jackson
Who is Captain Jackson anyway?
Captain Jackson, short for Captain Jackson, is the descendant of Uhura and Spock…. after he stopped frontin’ on his feelings. It’s Hov.
In all seriousness, I am native Southerner who stayed up way too late in her formative years trying to watch the Next Generation re-runs that came on before Rawhide. The Treks helped me dream about a better world. In my real life, I attempt to make that dream a reality on a daily basis.
What is Black Trekkie?
Blacktrekkie.com is born out of a need to find you, whoever you are, who can indulge in trekkie-ness. It’s a place to envision afro-futurism; we all have a part to play. Let’s discuss the Trek, the state of science fiction, the state of science fact, physics, nerdiness, and why Levar Burton should get an Image award every year for Roots, Reading Rainbow, and keeping the Enterprise running despite being forced to wear a banana clip on his face, real talk. I know there are other black trekkies/nerds out there; maybe we can meet up one day.
You don’t have to be black to enjoy this site, heck, we even have a penchant for green b*tches around here. All you need is a sense of humor and geeky sensibilities. A good barometer is whether you got the reference in the first line.
And, why should one care about black rights in space?
-Because Outkast said so. Because Neil de Grasse Tyson can’t do this shit all by himself. It’s the final frontier.