During our exclusively live broadcast of The Voice of turnipStyle Episode 118, we broached on the topic branching from the news that from this point forward in the new Star Trek movies (reboot), the character Sulu will be gay.
Those behind the decision state that it is a nod to Gene Roddenberry and his vision of an all inclusive universe, as well as a nod to the actor George Takei, openly gay, who played the Sulu character in the Original Series (TOS).
Out of this decision has come a lot of comments like; “disappointed” and “not the vision” plus “that is not what I really said” and so on.
During our show (you really should have been there for the live broadcast, we kicked ass and it was awesome) we darted around to touch on many aspects of this discussion. Some we all have maybe heard before and some we haven’t.
There are some really important questions to ask.
The first question about the sexuality of Sulu contributing to the story line, well that is a question I hope the minds behind the movie thought about and thought about it hard and careful. I won’t be able to speak to this question until after I see the movie. I am sure I will share my thoughts with you at that time.