June 6th, 2008 10:45 EST
Star Trek's Sulu (George Takei) To Wed Gay Lover
The original Star Trek series was ahead of its time; it featured an interracial ensemble cast. Nichell Nichols-- an African American-- was the Communications officer, George Takei-- an Asian American-- portrayed the Helmsman, and Leonard Nimoy-- a Vulcan-- played the second-in-command. The Star Trek cast was ethnically diverse, even including an alien, but it didn`t have a gay character.
George Takei (Sulu) is a Gay American, and he is going to wed his same-sex partner of 21 years:
"George Takei reportedly has invited several of his former `Star Trek` co-stars to his upcoming wedding to Brad Altman in California.
The New York Post said Altman dropped to one knee and proposed to his 71-year-old partner when the California Supreme Court ruled last month that gay marriage was legal."
Quotation from UPI
I hope there was somebody there to help the 71-year-old Takei up, after he dropped to one knee and proposed to his long-time lover.
Dr McCoy: Jim, he`s fallen and he can`t get up. By God, I think Sulu is dead.
I think it`s great that Takei`s former co-stars will be there to celebrate his wedding, but it`s unfortunate that William Shatner didn`t receive an invitation.
May Sulu and his partner live long and prosper. Live long might be too optimistic, given their ages, but may they at least prosper.