“Star Trek”‘s progressive views on race started on the prime. 

Creator Gene Roddenberry and Producer Gene Coon each had racist fathers,

but they had been progressive males, believing that our variations must 

be celebrated, an perspective that was shared by Desilu Studios, residence 

of “Trek,” in addition to “Mission: Unimaginable,” “Mannix,” 

and lots of different iconic tv sequence of the Sixties.

Andreea “Ande” Kindryd was one of many first two black folks ever to be 

employed at a serious tv studio, and that studio was Desilu. “They needed 

to rent two,” she jokes. “It’s like a superb zoo. You rent a pair. 

They are often firm for one another!”