You probably missed the fact that Brian Fuller was named as the new showrunner for CBS’s entry into the Star Trek universe. So you’re wondering why the heck you should care that yet another white dude got a job in Hollywood? Check out this bit from interview he gave in 2013:
I want Angela Bassett to be the captain, that’s who I would love to have, you know Captain Angela Bassett and First Officer Rosario Dawson. I would love to do that version of the show but that’s in the future to be told.
Brian, the future is NOW. You’ve been named the new showrunner, make it so! (Sorry, had to work that in)
The fans seem to the there for this casting the hashtag #CaptainAngelaBassett has sprung up since the announcement that Brian is the new boss.
BLACK TWITTER GET ON THIS
— Carl (@swanspwn) February 10, 2016
I am all for #CaptainAngelaBassett. That's the future I want to live in.
— Scott Moore (@AwedJob) February 10, 2016
— The Mary Sue (@TheMarySue) February 10, 2016
— Blavity (@Blavity) February 10, 2016
Go forth and tweet, I need this in my life!