I was watching the TOS episode “Court Martial” yesterday and was taken aback by the amount of then-impressive diversity on display. I hate to be all tick-the-boxes but was there another show in 1967 that featured a white man put on trial by a black man (who outranked him), and cross-examined by a woman prosecutor? Plus, bit parts by an Asian woman as a witness and an Indian judge (actually played by a Punjabi actor, not brown-adjacent like Khan).
The “forward-thinking” of the Federation is often pretty ham-handed in TOS, but this kind of blew me away.
I’m also noticing that TOS is pretty good about at least giving minor characters Latinx or Asian surnames. And, heck, did any American in 1967 even know that Swahili was a language before Uhura mentioned it in an episode?
(Apologies if this is old-fogey, un-woke thinking. I’m just pleasantly surprised the deeper I get into season one.)