John Cho's Sulu Will Be Revealed as Gay in This Summer's Star Trek Beyond

50 years after George Takei originated the role in Gene Roddenberry’s long-running series Star Trek, and 11 years after Takei himself came out, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu (now played by John Cho) will be revealed as a gay man “with a husband and a daughter” in this summer’s Star Trek Beyond. The creative decision, writes…

William Shatner Says It's 'Silly' to Call Captain Kirk a Republican

During a recent interview with The New York Times, presidential candidate (and noted butter lover) Ted Cruz revealed that he’s a big fan of Star Trek, going as far as to speculate that Captain Kirk—as a “working class,” “passionate fighter for justice”—is a Republican. William Shatner has since weighed in and does not…