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George Takei tries to tune his "Star Trek" co-star out, yet can't help but laugh when he hears William Shatner's disparaging comments.
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George Takei is accused of sexual assault by former model, Scott R. Brunton, who told The Hollywood Reporter that after two drinks with the “Star Trek” actor, he passed out and awoke with his “pants down around my ankles” and Takei groping him. Brunton told THR that he met Takei in 1981 at a bar in Hollywood, and they exchanged phone numbers.
‘Star Trek Beyond’ attracted controversy earlier this year when it was revealed that the film’s incarnation of Enterprise crew member Hikaru Sulu is gay. In the film this amounted to a short sequence when Sulu greets his husband and the pair’s daughter, who would later be in jeopardy at the film’s conclusion. - Moff Tarkin confirmed for Star Wars: Rogue One return?
It looks as though Sulu isn’t a fan of the ‘Star Trek’ reboots. During an interview with IGN, the 79-year-old ‘Star Trek’ star revealed that he isn’t exactly fond of the new ‘Star Trek’ reboot movies. “The rebooted ones are missing that magic ingredient that makes a Gene Rodennbery Star Trek so unique and singular,” he said.
‘Star Trek’ celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, so when Yahoo Movies was offered the chance to speak to George Takei, one of the original USS Enterprise crew members, we jumped at the chance. After the show was cancelled in 1969, he reprised his role in ‘Star Trek: The Animated Series’ (available now on Blu-ray for the first time), and again in six feature-length ‘Star Trek’ movies. Top of the agenda when speaking to the 79-year-old was his long-running feud with William Shatner, the actor who played Captain Kirk.
John Cho, who recently revealed his character Sulu is shown to be in a same-sex marriage in the upcoming sci-fi movie, says that a kiss with his character’s husband did not make the final cut. Obviously, I just met the kid, and then Doug [Jung, co-writer of ‘Star Trek Beyond’ who appears as Sulu’s husband] is not an actor. Cho reveals that screenwriter Jung (who collaborated with Scotty actor Simon Pegg on the screenplay) was cast in the role as the production “couldn’t find an Asian actor willing to play gay in Dubai,” where the scene in question was shot.
Spock actor Zachary Quinto has weighed in on the gay Sulu debate - and he’s not too happy with George Takei. Takei, ‘Star Trek’s original Sulu actor and an openly gay LGBT rights activist, surprised some by expressing disappointment with the decision to present Sulu (as portrayed by John Cho) in a same-sex marriage, on grounds of it being contrary to the original vision of late ‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry.
Simon Pegg, the co-writer and star of ‘Star Trek Beyond’, has responded to George Takei’s comments over the film-makers’ decision to reveal Mr. Sulu as gay in the new film, saying he “respectfully disagrees” with the veteran actor. George Takei, who played Sulu in the original TV series, told The Hollywood Reporter he thought the move was “really unfortunate” and revealed he had initially voiced his concerns with John Cho - the new Sulu - and director Justin Lin last year.
George Takei has talked of his disappointment over the decision to reveal that Sulu is gay in the new ‘Star Trek’ movie, ‘Star Trek Beyond’. Writer and star Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty, had the idea to put Sulu in a same-sex relationship as a homage to Takei, who played the role in the original TV series, and who came out in 2005.
Lucas sold LucasFilm (including the rights for Star Wars’) to Disney for $4 billion back in 2012. In the same interview he also criticised ‘The Force Awakens’ (directed by JJ Abrams, pictured above with Lucas) as “too retro”.