The creative team behind Star Trek Beyond wanted to honor original series star George Takei (plus provide some diversity) by making the younger version of his character gay. But it turns out Takei is actually not a fan of the decision.
Even though Star Trek's own original Mr. Sulu—actor George Takei—came out as a gay man a good part of a decade ago, it seems most of his Star Trek colleagues back in the the day were already well aware of the actor's sexual preferences even though at the time he was still in the closet. All but a certain someone who remained completely oblivious of that fact for, well ... decades.
When Star Trek was released in 2009, the storyline featured two Spocks; The one from the new alternate timeline, played by Zachary Quinto, and the original "Prime Spock," played by none other than the great Leonard Nimoy himself. Truth be told, it was pretty darn awesome. And now we all want a bit more of the same, right?
In yet another chapter of the silly but extremely diverting William Shatner vs. Carrie Fisher video saga, actor George Takei is now trying to broker a peace between the two in order to unite all Star Trek and Sar Wars fans against their TRUE common enemy: Twilight.