More news coming out of the Fox’s Fringe TCA event yesterday. The gay-themed After Elton blog spoke to the co-writers and executive producers of the new Star Trek feature about the possibility of a gay character. The pair said it was it was discussed, but wasn’t specifically addressed either way in the film and they were open to bringing a gay character into a sequel.
An excerpt from the After Elton interview:
After Elton: So, sequel? I’m sure you guys must know there’s a huge gay community out there who [love Star Trek and sci fi] … it’s just something that has always rankled gay folks all these years. There’s all this diversity [in Star Trek], yet that’s the one thing that’s missing.
Roberto Orci: Absolutely.
Alex Kurtzman: Yes, I think it does need to be addressed.
Robert Orci: We’re aware of it, we’d like to see it and your support will be noted because it allows us to go back to the powers that be and go – when we finally hit this directly, you better support it.
More at the After Elton blog.