Takei Disagrees That Sulu’s Gay
But Takei’s argument is that it does a disservice to the character as Gene Rodenberry imagined him. Rodenberry’s Sulu was not gay. While Takei thinks it’s a great idea to include a gay character (or more) in the Star Trek universe, he argues that an established character such as Sulu should have been left alone. If the producers of Star Trek Beyond wanted to leave a mark on the franchise, they ought to have introduced their own gay character who could become iconic in his own right.