His ghostly guidance was integral in helping Stamets wake up from his catatonic state and, later, help guide the ship back to its proper universe. It is extremely far from that. We will still have a character, a gay man of color, who was violently killed ten episodes in.
These stories were submitted or developed for production, but for various reasons never aired. It was prior to when Gene Roddenberry opened The Next Generation for story ideas from writers, though most of the earliest TNG plot concepts were rejected by him. Several had story ideas with potential.
Rick Berman was always a sexist asshole and a tyrant. Just not star trek look at other shows and moives most of them does not have nobody who is gay just look at star wars. Its B story was about encouraging casual sex with multiple partners, including people you just met. It's always made sense to me.
He had penned an episode called "Blood and Fire" which dealt with an epidemic caused by a blood-borne pathogen that was an allegory for AIDS. The episode was to have featured the first openly gay couple in Star Trek history, something that Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was said to fully support. Gerrold was with Roddenberry at a Star Trek convention when Roddenberry was asked whether there would be gay characters in Next Generation.
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Star Trek is not just one of the longest-running sci-fi franchises ever, it is also the most hopeful. The Federation represents the pinnacle of humanity: the idea that we can and will make a better life for each other. Does Discovery fulfill the promise of a more harmonious, progressive future?
In an interview with AfterElton. Crusher falls in love with a male alien who thanks the symbiotic organism living inside it, naturally changes bodies to a female — who Crusher then spurns. But as far as an out-and-proud same-sex loving character, the otherwise socially progressive and diverse Star Trek universe is stuck in the closet.
That would make this character pairing virtually unexplored territory for the franchise, and something TV could do with a lot more of. Star Trek could undoubtedly do with its own version of that. Fuller has also said in the past that his favourite Star Trek spin-off is Deep Space Nineand in a way that show was ahead of its time in crafting strong story arcs and making characters that changed and evolved a priority for its show.
David Gerrold, famous for writing the "Trouble with Tribbles" Star Trek episode, also wrote an episode that included gay characters - but it was shot down by Paramount. Now you can watch it online. To make the episode, Gerrold teamed up with the fan crew behind Star Trek: Phase IIa web series that's intended to be the fourth season of the original series.