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There are 138 comments on the Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch story from Jan 25, 2011, titled 'Star Trek' producer regrets lack of gay characters. What other.... In it, Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch reports that:

"It was a shame for a lot of us," Braga said. "It was not a forward-thinking decision." Yes, there was the occasional episode where, say, Commander Riker falls in love with an alien from a genderless world, or Dr.

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“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#122 Jan 29, 2011
Frazier drove me crazy...I got tired of characters who were so archly gay chasing women. The father never seemed to fit with the sons, either.

I never got into too many sitcoms, although I loved the Golden Girls and All in the Family for the ensemble performances--practically a dead art these days.
Frank Stanton wrote:
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I remember that show. He WAS playing James Thurber. It was too cerebral.
Incidentally, speaking of sitcoms, one of my FAV sitcoms and I think it is the funniest and most intelligently written sitcom ever written (with gay actors and gay characters) is FRASIER.
I never liked CHEERS, but I think FRASIER is the BEST. LOL
pba

Muskogee, OK

#123 Jan 29, 2011
did ya ever notice that every time Mr Sulu was sent through the transporter, he'd arrive just a little closer to Kirk's butt? i think he was also eyeballing kirk's butt a bit too

think about it
yag

Lima, OH

#124 Jan 29, 2011
Dumbest thing I've ever read. A lot of kids watched that show

“Marriage=Love+Co mmitment.....”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#125 Jan 29, 2011
Frank Stanton wrote:
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I remember now, I felt bad for William Windom.
I enjoye4d his role in Murder She Wrote.
Frank Stanton

New York, NY

#126 Jan 29, 2011
LindaS wrote:
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I enjoye4d his role in Murder She Wrote.
I never liked that show. I was a BIG fan of "Columbo", and I'm still a big fan of Law & Order. And L & O is one of the few shows that had gay characters that they treated just as regular people, unlike any other show I can think of.(And Sarena turned out to be a lesbian !:))(Then she got fired.:()
Frank Stanton

New York, NY

#127 Jan 29, 2011
I'm anxiously waiting for the new season of Degrassi because oF the gay and trans characters on that show, ESPECIALLY Riley Stavros played by Argiris Karras. He's a CUTE hunk !

:)

“Choose wisely!”

Since: Jul 07

Los Angeles

#128 Jan 29, 2011
Cracker Jackl wrote:
I asked;
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http://www.topix.com/forum/news/gay/TMO2ELINS...
And this is your reply;
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So, if I understand you correctly, you just implied that there are no heterosexuals in the heterosexual community,....yes?
No ... you do not understand. What you did is just made my point that homosexuals are the same as heterosexuals, just as representative of all humankind through all our existence.

Thank you! Thank you for admitting and pointing out that we are no different - but you and those like you, still rationalize, justify, obfuscate, even lie, to keep us separate, unequal.

Well done!

Eric

“Choose wisely!”

Since: Jul 07

Los Angeles

#129 Jan 29, 2011
Frank Stanton wrote:
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I remember now, I felt bad for William Windom. He was doing a one man show at Marshall University in Huntington, W.V. in 1978 where I was attending. A friend of my roommate was somehow connected with the theatre and part of his job was to take William Windom to dinner at a restaurant. The friend asked my roommate if he wanted to go to dinner with them and my roommate asked me. So the three of us took William Windom to dinner (It was justa regluar restaurant, nothing fancy.)
The evening proceeded along rather uneventfully until one of us mentioned Willaim Windom's role in "The Doomsday Machine" episode. Suddenly, the three of us discovered that we were all Star Trek fans, and we spent the rest of the evening talking ONLY about that one episode and Star Trek. LOL. That evening it seemed William Windom's ENTIRE CAREER was reduced to that single episode of Star Trek. LOL. I felt kinda bad about it afterwards because that's all we talked about.
Pity because he had a great career. I particulary loved "My World and Welcome To It."

Eric
Frank Stanton

New York, NY

#130 Jan 29, 2011
gemelk wrote:
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Pity because he had a great career. I particulary loved "My World and Welcome To It."
Eric
I remember the show, but I don't think I ever saw an entire episode, because I was a kid and it was too cerebral if I remember correctly. I think most other people thought so also, because the show wasn't renewed for a second season.

Not to change the subject but..... one of my FAV movies is on now. "Little Big Man" Remember the gay Native American in that movie ?(that scene was just on). The character may have been amusing at the time, but now I find it very insulting. I first saw the movie in 1974, before I was out. It is a GREAT movie. LOL

(I also have the script on my other pc, along with the script for ALIENS which is just about my FAV movie of all time.:))

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#131 Jan 29, 2011
gemelk wrote:
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Pity because he had a great career. I particulary loved "My World and Welcome To It."
Eric
He won an Emmy and I believe the wife did, and they got another one too for art direction or some such. It was only on for one season, so getting DVD's would be impossible. Too bad.
norman

United States

#132 Jan 29, 2011
I worked for a producer of S.T. he was very gay and paid me well for my work. My work had nothing to do with the show or sex. He was a very fair and kind but he liked to show boat and spend money on lots of crap like art. No gay crew member? Job scared! Everyone in that cast was a sex nut or you did not get work.I would love to tell you more but that would be unkind.
toyotabedzrock

Philadelphia, PA

#133 Jan 29, 2011
Joe in NY wrote:
On Star Trek TNG, I had a crush on Wesley Crusher (Will Wheaton). I swear that whoever designed and tailored his uniform HAD to be gay. It hugged just the right places and accentuated his curves, especially his rear end. I never missed an episode.
Me too! I used to have fantasies about him when I was younger.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#134 Jan 29, 2011
Do not give up hope!
Check this out:
http://www.tvaddicts.tv/movie/comedy/My_World...
Amazon has it listed but not available yet; you can sign up to be notified when it becomes available.
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>He won an Emmy and I believe the wife did, and they got another one too for art direction or some such. It was only on for one season, so getting DVD's would be impossible. Too bad.
Rambeaux

United States

#135 Jan 29, 2011
A lot of series and sitcoms present token gay characters in order to make homosexuals seem like a significant percentage of the population.
Captain James T Kurk

United States

#136 Jan 29, 2011
So he regrets having a c*ck up his butthole

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#137 Jan 29, 2011
Actually, a lot of the Enterprise crew were gay. As you watched them go diligently about their various duties, their sexual orientation was simply not a factor. Star Fleet, at the time, had a "no ask, no tell" policy.

“RAINBOW POWER!”

Since: Oct 08

I Am What I Am.

#138 Feb 1, 2011
Cracker Jackl wrote:
"you could not find a more representative sampling of all humankind than you will with LGBT people"

May I ask, what type of person can be found among "LGBT people" that is NOT represented by heterosexuals?
That is, of course, except for a person who is L, G, B or T,
Actually, T includes many heterosexuals.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#139 Feb 1, 2011
I think it is a waste of time to try and explain the difference between a person who lives as a member ot the other sex and the fools that think it is a question of sex with a specific gendered person.

Sex is when the short arm foes hard and it because of m or F people/

Gender is when a woman who may have been a man would rather talk to an other woman like her than a man with that third leg rising. unless he is straight and sees her as a woman.

the gay guy want to have a talk with all of his sex to discuss how much in love he is with them. And who will talk to them in a highter voice.

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