I know I’m excited

You’ve heard about the futility of putting lipstick on a pig. ST:D is going two better by smearing toxic waste on a corpse.

Star Trek: Discovery is set to introduce the show’s first ever transgender and non-binary characters in series three. Producers have confirmed that the new roles will make a debut on the third season next month.

Ian Alexander will be taking on the role of transgender character, Gray, while Blu del Barrio will play the non-binary Adira.

Transgender actor Ian Alexander, 19, who uses both they/them and he/him pronouns, is known for his role as Buck Vu in The OA and he also voiced Lev in the video game The Last of Us Part II. He is the first openly transgender Asian-American actor to appear on television. Ian uses their social media platform to campaign for transgender equality and anti-racism.

Surely this will attract the vast majority of the population that isn’t watching the continued devolution of Star Trek!