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October 28, 2005
Sulu comes out.
"Takei told The Associated Press on Thursday that his new onstage role as psychologist Martin Dysart in "Equus," helped inspire him to publicly discuss his sexuality..."
17 years ago
Maybe C3P0 will come out next ?
"Equus" is awesome!
There's a surprise. I suppose in retrospect it seems quite obvious! Takei is one of my favorite celebs ever. He is a genuinely nice bloke.
Was anyone not clued in to this after that episode where the crew of the Enterprise loses their inhibitions and Sulu runs around shirtless challenging people to swordfights?? I mean, hello!
Good eye, Fes.
I thought he was out of the closet YEARS ago. I could've sworn I read about it in his autobiography, which came out in the mid-90s. "Sakana beach!"
I met him at another booksigning at the same store. Very nice guy. I had a long time to talk to him, as he was wrapping up a 3 hour event. The best part of the coversation was when he jokingly chided me for referring to TOS as "The Old Series" instead of "The Original Series". He even called me Captain Kirk. It was
It's such common knowledge among the Bay Area sci-fi fans who attend science fiction conventions that I am rather surprised that it's news to anyone else. When it seems like everyone you know personally knows something, it feels like it's universal knowledge. Good on Takei for getting past feeling ashamed. It takes courage and strength of character to get beyond that and make a public announcement, and even more so when it's something that so many still carry prejudice against.
At first I thoight, yaeh so what. I mean it hardly comes as a revelation that Sulu was gay to me. But, the more I think about this, the more I realize that this is a great story, really. Imagine what it must have been like to have been a Japanese,interned during the Second World War, and then to grow up gay, in post-war California. To live to see those things that caused you so much personal pain finally become acknowleged as normal and without shame, at the age of 68. Well,all I can is, it must be bitter-sweet. Good for him.
C3P0?!!!! Say it isn't so!!!!
And what about Data on ST:TNG? I mean, he did say he was "fully functional", but he sure wasn't enthusiastic about it... And Rigel on Farscape... now THAT'S gay (But then, aren't most of the Muppets?)
I always imagine Yoda and Mace sharing a bed like Morcambe and Wise...
HOLY SHIT Sulu is JAPANESE???
Well, I guess that's OK. I mean, there sure are a lot of them out there! I hear they can even get married now. Just as long as he doesn't try to put his chopsticks in my Udon, I guess we'll get along fine.
Er, nice hotlink notice, tentacle-head.
What? Morcambe and wise sitting in bed is a hotlink? I don't understand...
All we see is a notice saying "remote linking forbidden, yada yada" You've still got morecamb and wise in your cache, so you probly can see the image.
Heh. I've got morcambe and wise in my cache. You know what? It's the BEST M&W picture EVAARRRR!!!!!!!! *gazes lovingly at pic*
I can see M&W fine. It must just hate you, Chy. Being a huge Star Trek dorkus-maximus, I'm shocked I never knew Takei was gay. I never even suspected. /oblivious
Wait a minute - Sulu ... Star Trek ... Farscape ... I've just realised something: WE'RE ALL GODDAM NERDS!!!
Oh Jesus, Sulu is gay!? I can't believe I used to jerk-off to that wallet photo of him. The shame...
NOW I can see the motherfucking picture.
Now I can't see it!! Chy!!!
Oh wait, now I can.
Well, I can't. Probably because I'm not a sodomite like the rest of you.
Sodomy is fun.
My igloo is open for business.
I keep staring, but I can't see the unicorn. Or is it a sailboat? Oh, yeah, good on Mr. Sulu. I just fear what this may mean for all that fan-art...
"Don't call me tiny"
Okay, what the fuck. I can see the picture now, and I haven't been anally penetrated.
That's not what I heard.
*carts in Plow*
I knew this dude from Huntington Beach who had sex with Sulu. (or whatever the dude's real name is). That's all.
Did they 'reverse the polarity', if ya know what I'm sayin...?
Warp factor fabulous, Mr. Sulu!
Now I can see it. Does this mean I'm a sodomite? Funny, I don't remember ever being one. Not even when I was stuck in that Turkish prison on a bum rap.
Does he have a dilithium crystal chandelier?
There was that one time when I was bored in the bathtub. But pinky fingers don't count.
My mom and I both read his autobiography back when it came out, and we had this big discussion about whether he was gay or just really discrete, because he was really open about the rest of his life, but never discussed any romantic relationships. Guess I was right and my mom was wrong! /comes from a long line of geeks, apparently
Oh, and good on Takei for coming out!
well I could see the pic, I guess thats why I was doing those horrible things to that cute girls behind last night.... Its always great when celebs comeout, kudos to him and yeah, equus is an amazing play.
I seriously JUST watched the episode (season 1, episode 6?) where Sulu comes running out sans shirt, waiving a sword around like a swashbuckler. So, this wasn't really news some much as it was a clever product tie-in.
I'm pro-sodomy, and I vote!
Takei talked about all of the sit-ups he did to prepare for the shirtless episode, and I have to say I'm happy he did.
Vegemite, Marmite, Sodomite. (At least) one of these doesn't belong on toast.
And I get sodomite and sodoctite confused. Which is the one that hangs down from cave ceilings?
I'm a sodomizing vampire, and I vote!
It will be interesting to go back and read those classic Sulu/Spock/Scotty slash stories again. What a threesome!
I think it much more likely that the fan-lit gets Sulu involved with Khan's pecs.
Oh, and good on Mr. Takei for coming out!
Neat, and in case anyone else was curious:
I think he must have had a skin peel at some point in the 70s or 80s because his skin looks fantastic now as opposed to then. He looks unbelievable for his age, I would say he's had some tasteful cosmetic work done.
Great, now he's got gay all over the universe.
I mean, c'mon, now it's always going to be "blast them with the sodomy torpedoes Mr. Gaysulu!" and "We've got to stop on this planet and pick up some homoerotic dylithium crystals."
"Warp touch-my-balls, Mr. Penis-Loving-MaleSulu!"
Embrace your feelings, Nick. You know it to be true . . .
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