'Here you are on the command crew in the 23rd century, fourth in command, while we're marching in the streets for equality'
Having been a long time Star Trek fan, I am already familiar with Dr Martin Luther King's influence over Nichelle Nichols decision in the 1960's to leave Star Trek. He convinced her to stay. For very good reasons.
I would wager that many Star Trek fans are already well aware of this event, in fact I would say it is actually quite famous in the Star Trek fraternity, especially among those (like me) who subscribe to Roddenberry's ideology, but it is nice to see it getting a little bit of media attention, albeit over 40 years late.
'Thank God that someone knows what I'm trying to do. Thank God for Dr. Martin Luther King'.
Read the full story are the Montreal Gazette.