The first interracial kiss on television is a much debated topic concerning who the first two persons of different races to kiss on television were. However, in Novembera Granada Play of the WeekYou in Your Small Cornerwas uncovered which was broadcast in June ; that quickly led to the rediscovery of another play featuring the same young Jamaican actor, Hot Summer Night televised in Britain on 1 February The first interracial kiss on U.
On Nov. Each character tries to resist, but eventually Kirk tilts Uhura back and the two kiss as the aliens lasciviously look on. The smooch is not a romantic one.
By Ruth Brown. Now a piece of that history is up for grabs — with the costume worn by William Shatner in that famous scene about to go up for auction. The episode aired on Nov.
CNN Six years before Capt. Kirk and Lt. Uhura locked lips on "Star Trek" in what is often credited as TV's first interracial kiss, another couple were pushing boundaries. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger.
Fifty years ago — and only one year after the U. Sadistic, humanlike aliens forced the dashing white captain to lock lips with the beautiful black communications officer. That was a wonderful message to send.
But now the British Film Institute has discovered an even earlier instance of the televised interracial kiss. It was also broadcast two years before a kiss between doctors on the British prime time soap Emergency Ward Fifty years on, diverse on-screen representation is still an urgent issue and we must continue as an industry to effect much-needed change.
Fifty years ago — and only one year after the U. Supreme Court declared interracial marriage was legal — two of science fiction's most enduring characters, Captain James T. It wasn't romantic.
When the Enterprise began its maiden voyage infew suspected that they were witnessing the launch of one of the most important and enduring franchises in the history of television. More than 50 years later, Star Trek consists of six television series with one in development13 films, an animated series with another pendingand countless tie-in novels, comic books, and games. Kirk William Shatner ; Mr. Spock Leonard Nimoy ; Dr.
The episode is popularly cited as the first example of a scripted interracial kiss on United States television,    although other previous instances have since come to light. For that matter, it wasn't even the first interracial kiss on Star Trek itself. In "Plato's Stepchildren," in contrast, the kiss is being shown as involuntary, being forced by telekinesis, perhaps to avoid any hint of romance that would risk outrage among some viewers.