What was meant as a gesture toward inclusion and diversity in the Star Trek universe became a mini-controversy in the weeks before Star Trek Beyond’s opening, and now we’ve caught up with John Cho to talk Sulu.
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.
While we've already seen some cool (though grainy) set pics—plus that awesome leaked footage—of Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Benedict Cumberbatch on the set of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek sequel, we now finally get our first peek at John Cho, back as the USS Enterprise's helmsman, Hikaru Sulu.
J. J. Abrams has already taken more than a little heat from Trekkies for his assorted revisions to the Star Trek universe, and now he might be in for a bit more. New photos from the Trek 2 set reveal that he may have eliminated one of the most time-honored elements of Gene Roddenberry's universe: Lt. Uhura's skirt.