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The last couple weeks we've been following the developments surrounding Star Trek Beyond's announcement that they'll be revealing the character Sulu as gay in the upcoming film --- a decision largely made to serve as a nod to George Takei (who played Mr. Sulu for many years in movies and television) who came out as gay in 2005 after many years of keeping his sexual orientation to himself.



Long story short, George Takei told the press that he didn't think the show's creator Gene Roydenberry would approve of the decision, though he did say that he appreciates it --

"I wish John Cho well in the role I once played, and congratulate Simon Pegg on his daring and groundbreaking storytelling," Takei wrote. "While I would have gone with the development of a new character in this instance, I do fully understand and appreciate what they are doing — as ever, boldly going where no one has gone before."
J.J. Abrams offered his thoughts on well, George Takei's thoughts regarding the matter:

"I feel that George Takei’s reaction ― I’m sure has more to do with George Takei, and the baggage he brings to the proceedings. I think it may be his perception of having played a character a certain way. It might mean something personally to him. I have nothing but respect for the man, but I think it’s a preposterous thing for, of all people, a ‘Star Trek’ actor — who’s come out himself — to say that Gene Roddenberry wouldn’t have wanted this.” 

"It’s about time that there’s a gay character in this universe," Abrams said. 

Oh My of the Day: George Takei Has Perfect Response For Facebook Troll
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George Takei really sucks—and he's proud of it!

The Star Trek legend and Internet darling had the prefect response this week for a Facebook troll trying to bring him down.

He shared a screenshot of the exchange with the caption: "Sorry, couldn't help myself.‪ #‎Trollololollol‬"

BOOM!

Takei is known for his epic Internet takedowns, so mark this one down as another win for Sulu.

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Actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson and George Takei address how to deal with homophobic neighbors in this delightful parody of the 1961 short propaganda film Boys Beware brought to you by Funny Or Die.

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George Takei, the former star of Star Trek and the social media V.I.P, finally joins the Tumblr bandwagon with a shout out to the worthy cause of Hurricane Sandy relief fundraiser.

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I like the part where the poll's answers are strategically placed to form a giant middle finger.

[reddit.]

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LMFAO of the Day: As promised, George Takei celebrates the success of his fundraising campaign for the Broadway musical Allegiance by demonstrating his "happy dance" (with the reluctant permission of husband Brad Altman).

[georgetakei.]

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