Oh hey remember when I was gushing about Gargoyles for introducing a black disabled Vietnam vet in an episode promoting reading? Who became a fantasy author after getting blinded in the field of duty when he was nearly 40 and only stopped writing because he ran out of inspiration?
And helped inspire the oldest member of the heroes’ team to learn how to read himself? And subsequently became a minor recurring character whose blindness was just an aspect of his character and not a plot point or focus on a Very Special Episode?
Because I really thought that was cool.
(and hilarious because I scrolled down my dash after posting this and someone posted a nice retort of an ask whining about diversity ruining plots)
JEFFREY ROBBINS ;A; All my love. He has the distinction of writing/saying what is possibly the most beautiful passage in the entire show, which I’ve started several fiction essays with. Lighthouse in a Sea of Time is just glorious. And I love his interactions and friendship with Hudson, wow yes good. (And yes, you are correct, Elisa’s mom is African American (and voiced by Nichelle Nicols!!) and her dad is Native American. :D)
For those who don’t know the passage (and in case the video above doesn’t work): “The written word is all that stands between memory and oblivion. Without books as our anchors, we are cast adrift, neither teaching nor learning. They are windows on the past, mirrors on the present, and prisms reflecting all possible futures. Books are lighthouses, erected in the dark sea of time.”