“I’ve approached [Berman] many, many times over the years about getting a gay character on the show—one whom we could really love, not just a guest star. Y’know, we had blacks, Asians, we even had a handicapped character— and so I thought, this is now beginning to look a bit absurd. And he said, ‘In due time.’ And so, I’m suspecting that on Enterprise they will do something to this effect. I couldn’t get it done on mine. And I am sorry for that.”
Kate Mulgrew, to Out in America, August 2002
To all the queer Star Trek romances that never were.
Eleven years later, and there just aren’t any excuses anymore. At this point it ceases to be an oversight and it becomes homophobia. Because those who are in charge of Star Trek now send a very clear message: No queer people in the future. The future is straight. This, on top of the racist whitewashing of Khan Noonien Singh in the latest movie, is just shitting on Gene Roddenberry’s vision. It’s deeply disrespectful, homophobic and bigoted, and just the opposite of what Star Trek is supposed to be about.
releated to today’s earlier conversation
I forgot about this, but back during Christmas Break, I put Star Trek in front of my cat to see what he would do. To my surprise, he actually did watch it. However, he only seemed mildly entertained - that is, until Scotty started talking. Then my cat actually paused the episode and stared at him. He just stared at Scotty and wouldn’t let me press play for, like, four or five minutes. After that, he watched for a while, but gradually lost interest and started dozing, only looking up when he heard Scotty’s voice.
Can someone please explain to me why my cat loves Scotty so much? Was James Doohan secretly some sort of magical cat whisperer? What is this?
i think your cat has a crush
I’d kill for a scene like this in the next AOS movie, I swear.
A TV schedule listing for the first episode of Star Trek.
(source: The Bridgeport Post, September 8, 1966.)
‘normal-eared’ :D :D :D :D
little things I love about the Original Series- Seductive Captain Pike
To Kirk the Enterprise was always first, his ship always won in his heart.
Happy Captain Picard Day