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John Cho's Gay Kiss Cut From Star Trek Beyond

The actor, who plays Hikaru Sulu in the sci-fi film franchise, recently revealed the iconic character would have a husband in the new movie, making him the first gay character in the Star...

John Cho Worried About George Takei's Reaction

John Cho was concerned about how George Takei would feel about Hikaru Sulu being gay.The 44-year-old actor reprises his role as the USS Enterprise commander 'Star Trek Beyond', in which it is revealed his alter...

Simon Pegg: 'There's No Spat With George Takei'

The veteran actor is famed for his portrayal of Hikaru Sulu in the original sci-fi franchise, a role now played onscreen by John Cho. It was recently revealed Sulu would 'come out'...

George Takei To Star In Pacific Overtures Revival

The Star Trek star will lead the cast of the new production at off-Broadway theater Classic Stage Company starting next April (17). Takei will play the narrator, known as the Reciter, telling...

George Takei Clarifies Comments Over Decision To Cast Gay Sulu

The 79-year-old Star Trek veteran took to social media to explain the comments he made after it was revealed that John Cho will be the first gay character in the Star Trek franchise. Takei, a...

George Takei Clarifies Sulu Stance

George Takei is ''delighted'' 'Star Trek' is exploring diversity.The 79-year-old actor previously said he believes the decision to portray Hikaru Sulu - who he originally played in the 1960s TV series - as in a...

Simon Pegg Hasn't Fallen Out With George Takei Over Gay Sulu Character

Star Trek script-writer Simon Pegg has defended the decision to portray the character of Hikaru Sulu as openly gay, and has insisted that he and George Takei – the actor who originally played Sulu –...

Simon Pegg: George Takei And I Are Friends

Simon Pegg insists he and George Takei haven't fallen out over the 'Star Trek' character Hikaru Sulu being written as gay.The 46-year-old actor - who was responsible for writing the script for 'Star Trek Beyond'...

Simon Pegg: 'I Respectfully Disagree With George Takei'

Hikaru Sulu's private details will be revealed in the new film Star Trek Beyond and fans will discover the character, now played by John Cho, is a father to a young daughter with...

John Cho's Sulu Is Star Trek's First Gay Character

Hikaru Sulu's private details will be revealed in the new sequel and fans will discover he's a father to a young daughter with his partner. John can't wait for Trekkers to see...

George Takei Not A Fan Of Gay Star Trek Character

Hikaru Sulu's private details will be revealed in the new film and fans will discover the character, now played by John Cho, is a father to a young daughter with his gay partner....

Simon Pegg And George Takei Disagree Over Sulu Being Portrayed As Gay In 'Star Trek Beyond'

Star Trek Beyond co-writer Simon Pegg has said he “respectfully disagrees” with George Takei, after the actor called the news that Hikaru Sulu would be gay in the new movie “really unfortunate”. Takei, who is...

Simon Pegg Disagrees With George Takei Over Gay Star Trek Character

Simon Pegg thinks it is ''unfortunate'' that George Takei is disappointed the 'Star Trek' character Hikaru Sulu has been written as gay in the new movie.The 46-year-old star is responsible for writing the script for...

Hikaru Sulu To Be Portrayed As An Openly Gay Character In 'Star Trek Beyond'

One of Star Trek’s best-known characters, Hikaru Sulu, will be depicted as gay in the forthcoming blockbuster Star Trek Beyond.American actor John Cho, who is reprising his role as the third officer and senior helmsman...

George Takei Disappointed Sulu Is Gay

George Takei thinks it is ''unfortunate'' 'Star Trek's Hikaru Sulu has been written as gay.The 79-year-old actor believes the decision to feature the USS Enterprise helmsman - who he originally played in the 1960s TV...

John Cho: Sulu Is Gay

John Cho has revealed his 'Star Trek' character Hikaru Sulu is gay.The USS Enterprise helmsman will be seen in upcoming movie 'Star Trek Beyond' as being in a same sex relationship and the father to...

George Takei Urges Lbgtq Activists To Campaign For Assault Weapon Ban

His comments come following the mass shooting in Orlando, when Omar Mateen used an assault weapon to kill 49 people and injure 53. The 79-year-old actor is rallying gay activists to take the lead on...

George Takei Attacks Marvel Bosses Over Tilda Swinton Doctor Strange Casting

Executives have defended their decision to ask the Brit to take on the character, who was Tibetan in the graphic novels, explaining they cast her so as not to upset Chinese authorities and...

Academy Apologises For "Tone-deaf" Asian Jokes During Telecast

The organisers of the Oscars have apologised for the “tone-deaf” portrayal of Asians in various jokes at this year’s ceremony, after a group of actors and filmmakers of Asian descent complained of being offended.The Academy...

Academy Apologises To Asian Members

A group of prominent Asians in Hollywood, including director Ang Lee and actors George Takei and Sandra Oh, added their names to a protest letter, which was sent to Academy executives and the...

William Shatner Contributes To U.k. Parliament Debate

The veteran star, who played Captain Kirk in the sci-fi TV and movie franchise, contributed a statement which was read out as British Members of Parliament (MPs) discussed the topic on Thursday (14Jan16)....

George Takei's Allegiance Musical To Close On Broadway

The Star Trek actor made his debut on the Great White Way in October (15) when the show opened at the Longacre Theatre, but producers announced on Wednesday (06Jan16) that Takei and his...

Star Trek Bosses Want To Halt Release Of Fan Film

Christian Gossett and Alec Peters wrote and made a short film Prelude to Axanar, set 20 years before the original TV series, via crowdfunding in 2014, and then set up a new fundraising...

George Takei Attacks Donald Trump Over Internment Camp Comments

The actor and activist, who was 'fired' from reality show Celebrity Apprentice by Trump in 2012, spent four years in a camp in Arkansas as a child and admits the politician's latest remarks...

George Takei Honoured By Gay Rights Group

The actor was feted by members of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club for his campaigning on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Takei 'came out' as gay...

William Shatner: I Haven't Spoken To George Takei In 25 Years

William Shatner hasn't spoken to George Takei in 25 years.The 84-year-old actor - who appeared as Captain James Kirk in the popular sci-fi series 'Star Trek' - has revealed he's retained no relationship with his...

William Shatner Slams George Takei

William Shatner has branded George Takei a ''disturbed individual''.The 84-year-old actor has blasted his former 'Star Trek' co-star and admitted he hasn't had any contact with him in over 25 years.He said: ''He is a...

George Takei Planning Halloween Theatre Party On Broadway

The acting veteran will make his Broadway debut in the musical, reprising his role as World War II veteran Sam Otsuka, a part he previously played for the production's premiere in San Diego,...

George Takei: 'I Don't Need To Forgive William Shatner'

The actors have been embroiled in an ongoing war of words for years since they worked together on the hit sci-fi series, but Takei is adamant there is no real bitterness between them and...

George Takei Brands Australia Backwards Over Gay Rights

The openly-gay star denounced the country's failure to legalise same-sex unions during a trip Down Under this week (beg13Apr15), singling out Prime Minister Tony Abbott for particular criticism. He tells the Sydney...

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