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Sulu..... I'm Gay  
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- George Takei, who as helmsman Sulu steered the Starship Enterprise through three television seasons and six movies, has come out as a homosexual in the current issue of Frontiers, a biweekly Los Angeles magazine covering the gay and lesbian community.

Takei told The Associated Press on Thursday that his new onstage role as psychologist Martin Dysart in "Equus," helped inspire him to publicly discuss his sexuality.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/1...8/people.georgetakei.ap/index.html


Let the Star Trek jokes begin!

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User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

So what ? This should definitely by a non-issue.

He made the right decision by no longer hiding his sexual orientation especially after living with a partner for 18 years.

[Edited 2005-10-28 15:00:51]

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

Quoting HAJFlyer (Reply 1):
So what ?

Exactly.

 yawn  zzz 


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

In related news, he's just been offered a contract by the Los Angeles Sparks.


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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Seriously, it should have been obvious.

Kirk nabbed every single piece of intergalactic booty they encountered, includeing their very own Uhura.

Five year voyage... captains got all the women... Scotty, Bones, and Chekov the only things left on the shift besides tribbles... Who didn't see it coming?


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

Quoting LHMark (Reply 3):
In related news, he's just been offered a contract by the Los Angeles Sparks.



User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Who cares?

If he came out 30 years ago, it would have been news.


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 4):
Five year voyage... captains got all the women... Scotty, Bones, and Chekov the only things left on the shift besides tribbles... Who didn't see it coming?

Well, not exactly, in episode 4, Season 2, "Mirror, Mirror" Sulu did have quite the thing for Uhrua!


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1958 times:
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Wait!!!! Late breaking news! Leonard Nimoy has a love child with a Rigellian love slave and the child is multi-gendered!

OK...now...there's something newsworthy. Discuss that.



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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

Considering Takeis character was the only one whos career really advanced, he got his own ship, I wonder if the producers were pushing an agenda?

Kirk = Made Admiral, then got demoted back to Capt.
Spock = Sometimes diplomat, sometimes spy, never got his own ship - always ended up doing Kirks (or Picards) bidding.
McCoy = Retired and recalled to duty back on Enterprise. Finally made Admiral some 75 years after he was on the first Enterprise.
Scotty = Retired as "Capt of Engineering" on Enterprise, never having left the ship apparently.
Chekov = Last seen as Staff Officer on Enterprise-B then off to obscurity.
Uhura = After she kissed Kirk her career skyrocketed to the floor. Last seen announcing "Channel open Sir".

So a gay Sulu getting his own ship would have done pretty well considering the dismal careers of his peers. See, "don't ask, don't tell" works!  Smile


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 7):
Well, not exactly, in episode 4, Season 2, "Mirror, Mirror" Sulu did have quite the thing for Uhrua!

That episode is one of my favorites.

In another episode (might have been from Charley X, Season 1 not positive), wasn't Sulu doing some swashbuckling in an attempt to defend Uhura's honor?

[Edited 2005-10-28 17:16:37]


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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6816 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 7):
Well, not exactly, in episode 4, Season 2, "Mirror, Mirror" Sulu did have quite the thing for Uhrua!

Shopping buddy. Fag hag.  Smile


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

Quoting SATL382G (Reply 9):
Considering Takeis character was the only one whos career really advanced, he got his own ship, I wonder if the producers were pushing an agenda?

Pretty hard for them to do that since he's just now telling the world this.

Again, this is pretty much an non-issue, except to the homophobes of the world.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

Michelle Michaels, 'Trek's Uhura: I'm black.

User currently offlineTrappedInMKG From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

< geek> Her name is actually Nichelle Nichols. < /geek>

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Quoting SATL382G (Reply 9):
So a gay Sulu getting his own ship would have done pretty well considering the dismal careers of his peers. See, "don't ask, don't tell" works!

One slight flaw with that theory... at least with the Sulu character (not Takei himself); early on in the film, Star Trek Generations, Kirk learns that Sulu has a daughter (it's assumed that she's not adopted due to the resemblance towards her father). She's the one at the helm of Enterprise B.



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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 12):
Pretty hard for them to do that since he's just now telling the world this.

The folks he worked with on the show have probably known for sometime. Some of them are close and he's been with his partner for what, 18 years? They knew.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 6):
If he came out 30 years ago, it would have been news

Actually the original series started runnin in 66, so it has damm near been 40 years now.

If he had announced, actually 40 years ago, He would have been the guy that beamed down to the next planet they visited wearing a 'red shirt'.

Of course this was the TV show that had the first iinterracial kiss, so who knows. But I don't think they would have gone so far as have a bedroom scene as William Defoe did in Boondock Saints.



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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 17):
If he had announced, actually 40 years ago, He would have been the guy that beamed down to the next planet they visited wearing a 'red shirt'.

Actually in 1966, he would've died in an 'off camera' landing party the very next episode. NBC would've dumped him so fast it would have made Warp travel look slow. It would've been nice if Sulu could've come out 40 or even 30 years ago, but in the entertainment world, it was next to impossible.



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 17):
If he had announced, actually 40 years ago, He would have been the guy that beamed down to the next planet they visited wearing a 'red shirt'.

So true. I remember seeing a stand-comic doing a routine involving Star Trek red-shirt unknowns back in my college days; it was hilarious.

BTW, in the earlier-mentioned Mirror Mirror episode; the parallel-universe Sulu is wearing a red shirt.



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1642 times:
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Quoting SATL382G (Reply 9):
Considering Takeis character was the only one whos career really advanced, he got his own ship, I wonder if the producers were pushing an agenda?

Kirk = Made Admiral, then got demoted back to Capt.
Spock = Sometimes diplomat, sometimes spy, never got his own ship - always ended up doing Kirks (or Picards) bidding.
McCoy = Retired and recalled to duty back on Enterprise. Finally made Admiral some 75 years after he was on the first Enterprise.
Scotty = Retired as "Capt of Engineering" on Enterprise, never having left the ship apparently.
Chekov = Last seen as Staff Officer on Enterprise-B then off to obscurity.
Uhura = After she kissed Kirk her career skyrocketed to the floor. Last seen announcing "Channel open Sir".
careers. Chekov was the first officer on the ship at the beginning of Wrath of Khan
So a gay Sulu getting his own ship would have done pretty well considering the dismal careers of his peers. See, "don't ask, don't tell" works!

They all got promoted, and asked for continued duty on the Enterprise to the detriment of their own , SPock was captain of the Enterprise at one point, and became a senior ambassador within the Federation. Scotty went as high as an engineer goes and ended up retiring and getting caught in a transporter feedback loop outside of an artificial black hole and was rescued by the Enterprise D crew. I don't know what happened to Uhura, but I'll bet she was pretty well set up. Admiral McCoy was head of Star Fleet medical before retiring to teach at Medical School and consult for Star Fleet when needed.

It was good for all of them.

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 10):
In another episode (might have been from Charley X, Season 1 not positive), wasn't Sulu doing some swashbuckling in an attempt to defend Uhura's honor?

Yes he was, and he used an epee rather than the katana they wanted so he would not be typecast as a Japanese American.

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 13):
Michelle Michaels, 'Trek's Uhura: I'm black.

Nichelle Nichols.....get it right!

Quoting TrappedInMKG (Reply 14):
< geek> Her name is actually Nichelle Nichols. < /geek>

See....and yes...we're all geeks here. Some more than others.

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 15):
One slight flaw with that theory... at least with the Sulu character (not Takei himself); early on in the film, Star Trek Generations, Kirk learns that Sulu has a daughter (it's assumed that she's not adopted due to the resemblance towards her father). She's the one at the helm of Enterprise B.

Lots of homosexuals have kids....

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 19):
BTW, in the earlier-mentioned Mirror Mirror episode; the parallel-universe Sulu is wearing a red shirt.

Yeah, and he was evil.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1606 times:

Dang, reading the Trek History on this thread is like reading world history on the rest of A-Net . . . . lots of made up shit.

DL021 and L-188 come closest to reality . . . .

Quoting SATL382G (Reply 9):
Kirk = Made Admiral, then got demoted back to Capt.
Spock = Sometimes diplomat, sometimes spy, never got his own ship - always ended up doing Kirks (or Picards) bidding.
McCoy = Retired and recalled to duty back on Enterprise. Finally made Admiral some 75 years after he was on the first Enterprise.
Scotty = Retired as "Capt of Engineering" on Enterprise, never having left the ship apparently.
Chekov = Last seen as Staff Officer on Enterprise-B then off to obscurity.
Uhura = After she kissed Kirk her career skyrocketed to the floor. Last seen announcing "Channel open Sir".

Kirk: After being reducede back to Captain having saved the planet Earth- AGAIN- (ST4, The Voyage Home) takes command of Enterprise A and off they go. Finally retired, and killed on Enterprise B (but not really, he was transported to The Nexus where he meets up with Picard), and then killed in a fist fight with Dr. Sarin when a gantry collapsed.
Spock: Last seen on Romulus inciting riotous behavior amongst the Romulan separatists. Did in fact have command of Enterprise when it was assigned to Star Fleet academy as a training ship (ST2, The Wrath of Khan) and then thy had to go kill Khan - same movie where Spock coined the Phrase "The good of the many outweighs the good of the few or the one", and same movie where Spock gets killed, only he had placed his Kahtra (brain waves I guess) into McCoy, and winds up being alive . . . again.
Sulu: Wound up in Command of Excelsior and comes to the aid of Enterprise A in Star Trek 6, The Undiscovered Country where Sulu and his ship have just completed a 2 year hitch as "Master of this Vessel" (Excelsior). Last seen heading off into the sunset (so to speak) on Excelsior.
Chekov: Last hitch was Head Navigator on Enterprise A. Retired and brought back for the launch of Enterprise B, same time Kirk was killed (or not killed). Final rank was Commander.
Uhuru: After a million repetitions of "Hailing Frequencies Open, Sir" she taught at the academy for a while and then retired . . . into obscurity not to be seen after Star Trek 6.
McCoy . . . . evidently, he picked up some kind of longevity bonus somewhere because he was still alive and kicking when Enterprise D was launched. He pissed off a bunch of folks on Enterprise D cause he refused to use a transporter and they had to send a shuttle to get Admiral McCoy to come visit the Enterprise D Medical Facilities . . . same episode where McCoy met Mr. Data, the android helmsman on Enterprise D.
Scotty: After Enterprise was retired he was reassigned to Excelsior when it was preparing for Space Trials. He was promoted to Captain. He sabotaged the Excelsior engines when he reported aboard and prevented the capture of Enterprise when it went after Spock. He retired and was heading off into the sunset when his ship was caught up in the gravitational field of a Dyson's Sphere and it crashed on the surface. Just prior to the crash he tried to escape via transporter only it didn't work and he was stuck there - having set up the Transporter as a Life Boat of sorts - where his ships energy kept him "alive" in the transporter circuits until rescued by Enterprise D. After a bit of time on Enterprise D, he hauls off across the galaxy in a Shuttlecraft.

I could go in to more detail, but I just woke up . . . . you get the idea.

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 15):
One slight flaw with that theory... at least with the Sulu character (not Takei himself); early on in the film, Star Trek Generations, Kirk learns that Sulu has a daughter (it's assumed that she's not adopted due to the resemblance towards her father). She's the one at the helm of Enterprise B.

Sulu's daughter is Dimura, and she is the Chief Helmsman of Enterprise B. Introduced to Kirk by Chekov . . .


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1593 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 21):
McCoy . . . . evidently, he picked up some kind of longevity bonus somewhere because he was still alive and kicking when Enterprise D was launched. He pissed off a bunch of folks on Enterprise D cause he refused to use a transporter and they had to send a shuttle to get Admiral McCoy to come visit the Enterprise D Medical Facilities . . . same episode where McCoy met Mr. Data, the android helmsman on Enterprise D.

Wasn't that the TNG pilot episode?



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1577 times:
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Quoting L-188 (Reply 22):
Wasn't that the TNG pilot episode?

Yes it was.....

ANC...you're restating what I said....put the lifer juice down and take a nap....  Wink



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User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1554 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 4):
Seriously, it should have been obvious

Seriously, you are correct.

My wife is always ragging me because I have to ask her is someone gay or straight (on TV). With Mr. Sulu, there never was any doubt. Why is this even news? This is not a homophobic comment, but I picked up on it in Star Trek III. You go, George!



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25 Bobster2 : In related news, the second season of "3rd Rock from the Sun" was just released on DVD, and George Takei has a role in the episode called "Hotel Dick"
26 Post contains images JeepBoy : Jeesus H christ.. Gay used to be cool. Now I WANT to be straight.. jb
27 Flyboy36y : Who is George Takei... and why is he impersonating Mr. Sulu?!
28 B757300 : Not really news. Apparently this has been known for decades on the convention circuit as he would regularly show up with his "partner". The episode wa
29 Post contains images SATL382G : Well like I said their careers sucked.. except for flamboyant Sulu. I mean come on.. Admiral demoted to Capt and his old buds stick with him? Game Ov
30 N1120A : "Partner?" Are you saying Mr. Sulu is cheating on Mr. Altman?
31 Scamp : Wow! So, Sulu's a big ol' 'mo! That one totally came out of left field for me. Alright for George!
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