Star Trek XIII or III Depending on How You’re Counting Director Robert Orci said in some kind of nerdchat forum that he’s open to the idea of putting a gay character in the next Star Trek film.
Orci: It can be part of a character and not be the whole shebang…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. [Phrasing! Boom! – Ed.] And it is not necessary for it to be the whole point of the thing. It is an ensemble and there are lots of people to represent so no one point of view should hog it.
Kind of like the relationship between Gaeta and Hoshi on BSG, although that seemed, frankly, a bit gratuitous and pandering to the gay audience. But it didn’t really have any impact on the story, which is as it should be.