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Star Trek: Discovery is boldly going where no other Star Trek series has gone before. Stamets, as the first openly gay character in the television history of the franchise. But the show took things a step further this week by featuring a same-sex kiss between Stamets and his partner, Dr Hugh Culber, played by fellow out actor Wilson Cruz.
We were hearing the stories. Whole sections of various starships are more or less permanently in place, including the transporter room, the engine room, and the sensuously curved bridge of the titular ship, Discovery. These sat near consoles still featuring knobs and switches not unlike what you would have found on an Apollo spacecraft.
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I went to see Power Rangers last night. But then I heard it had a queer superheroand I got in line for the Thursday-night previews. This could be bigI hoped.
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You might want to kick my ass for asking such a stupid question. The flush of fury that strikes fledgling fags and dykes when they realize that the judgments they've been writhing beneath are bullshit is a powerful force. Imagine a street packed with innocent citizens newly sprung from jail--basically, 10 blocks of gay Reuben Carters--and you've got an idea what a just-out queer's first pride parade is like. Is it any surprise that some gays might want to prolong this invigorating anger indefinitely?
You may be looking for the trope: Next Generation. Star Trek: The Next Generation was similar to the original Star Trek concept: a large, diverse crew on a ship called the Enterprise travels the galaxy, meets aliens, and spreads goodwill. Set 78 years after Kirk and Spockthis time, the ship was even bigger, and there were more aliens.
But while there is much to applaud — including Barry Jenkins becoming the fourth African American to be nominated for Best Director and Joi McMillon becoming the first African American woman ever to be nominated for Best Editing — there is also a great deal more work to be done. This year, for the first time sincethe Outstanding Film — Wide Release category includes just two nominees because, despite historic progress for equality, LGBTQ people are still invisible in Hollywood film. Only one person of color nominated for each Oscar leading acting category speaks to a lack of stories being told about non-white protagonists. Latinx actors were left out completely — which means we need more Latinx characters.