In At Least One Universe, Sulu is Gay

In at least one of Star Trek‘s universes–the one controlled by J.J. Abrams, helmsman Sulu has been (or will be) revealed as gay, with a husband and child. Apparently, this was meant as a tribute to George Takei, portrayer of Sulu Prime. However, Mr. Takei’s emotions about this seem mixed: “I’m delighted that there’s a gay character,”… Continue reading In At Least One Universe, Sulu is Gay

I Don’t Understand What They’re About

Nicholas Meyer, director of the best of the Star Trek movies, gets at what always bothered me about the Abrams reboots. There’s no question as to J.J.’s expertise as a filmmaker. Jesus, he’s fantastic. But I think our understanding of the material is so different. It’s just… I have nothing but respect for what he does. But… Continue reading I Don’t Understand What They’re About

42 after ’71 (Part 3)

  As those who’ve read the previous two parts of this post know, I’m talking about my 42 favorite films since my birth year, 1971. These aren’t in any particular order. They’re all winners. 21. Schindler’s List: Steven Spielberg had a great career going as a maker of hits, going all the way back to… Continue reading 42 after ’71 (Part 3)