Another character from Star Trek has beamed up to the great beyond. Brock Peters, the man with the wonderful voice who portrayed Admiral Cartwright in Star Treks IV and VI, passed away during treatment for pancreatic cancer. I would like to take this time to not only acknowledge his incredible talent and career (perhaps you've heard of a little film called To Kill a Mockingbird?), but to acknowledge both Star Trek and actors of Mr. Peters' caliber for portraying a future where skin color will be incidental. I was so Star Trek-soaked as a child that I still have to study discrimination as a strange social phenomenon since I don't understand it.
Godspeed, Admiral Cartwright, and a torpedo salute from all of us here on the USS Bob.