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Star Trek 3 director: Open gay character ‘not necessary’

Star Trek 3 director: Open gay character ‘not necessary’

A gay character that is both open and is integral to the plot is ‘not necessary’ in Star Trek 3, according to the director.

Roberto Orci has spoken about the follow-up to the adventures of the USS Enterprise, last seen in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).

But even though the film will take place over 200 years in the future, Orci said he has doubts we will ever see a character having a same-sex relationship.

‘It can be part of a character and not be the whole shebang,’ he said on the Humans From Earth podcast.

‘It doesn’t have to be like South Park, like “what have we learned today”.

‘It can be so normalized that it just exists. I agree it can’t be shoe-horned in. And it is not necessary for it to be the whole point of the thing.

‘It is an ensemble and there is lots of people to represent so no one point of view should hog it.’

Star Trek 3 is slated for 2016.