HOLLYWOOD – Star Trek Beyond director insists that Tribbles are gay.
Following the announcement that Sulu is gay, Justin Lin, the director of Star Trek Beyond, has revealed that another Star Trek favorite, the Tribbles, are also gay.
It’s one of those things that we talked about from the very beginning. Let’s open up about the sexuality of all the elements of the Star Trek universe. Sulu seemed obviously gay to us, Scotty is bi-sexual, Kirk is definitely Bi. I mean he’s basically pan-sexual. And of course the Tribbles are very gay.
George Takei once more responded negatively to the news:
I’m the only gay in the village.
Simon Pegg and William Shatner however welcomed the news as a positive development. Shatner told the Studio Exec:
I love what they’re doing with the universe. They’re bringing it up to date in a way that is admirable. After all the future can’t be more old fashioned than the present. Chris Pine for instance looks old fashioned to me. I like the kid, but he isn’t ‘with it’ as the kids say. Maybe it’s be better if TJ Hooker took over. I don’t know. It’s not my place to say.
Simon Pegg told the Studio Exec that Tribbles were a perfect example of LGBT rights.
They’re in a single sex relationship but they have complete equality, including reproduction rights.
Star Trek Beyond is in theaters.
HOLLYWOOD – A documentary released this month will reveal that internet guru and marriage equality advocate George Takei earned money when he was younger by appearing in a television program called ‘Star Trek’.
The revelations from the film ‘To Be Takei’ came as a shock to his millions of fans who know the Radio and Web celebrity as a witty and uplifting presence via Facebook and Twitter. But Takei was quick to defend himself, telling the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:
I was very young and I needed the money. I wanted to do straight drama. Of course, I did. Who didn’t? But when my agent told me that they were casting for the series ‘Star Trek’ I think it was called, I decided to go for it. Even the producers didn’t think it would run for more than one season and would quickly fade into obscurity. But apparently, probably via YouTube, these documentary film makers have managed to fish up some old episodes to embarrass me.
Takei is not the only celebrity to be caught out. Sixties pop stars William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy also made appearances in the show which followed the adventures of the crew of the USS Interpretation (or something) as they explored a hastily redressed studio or the desert near Los Angeles every week.
Takei says that he has no plans to watch the episodes:
The door is closed on that part of my life and I haven’t honestly even thought about it these past forty years or more.
To Be Takei will be released in 2014.