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Disney ramps up Star Wars and Marvel franchises

Disney ramps up Star Wars and Marvel franchises

Technology
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ casts franchise’s first non-binary, transgender roles

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ casts franchise’s first non-binary, transgender roles

Entertainment
Sept. 3 (UPI) -- CBS All Access announced the additions of Blu del Barrio and Ian Alexander to the cast of Star Trek: Discovery for the show's third season on Wednesday. They mark the first non-binary and transgender characters in the history of Star Trek. Del Barrio will play Adira, described in a statement as "highly intelligent with a confidence and self-assurance well beyond their years." Advertisement The release adds that Adira will share scenes with Commander Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) and Dr. Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz). Alexander will play Gray, an aspiring Trill host who "will have to adapt when his life takes an unexpected turn." Discovery already broke barriers for the Star Trek franchise by including the franchise's first openly gay characters in Culber and Stamets. The series...