Get ready! Star Trek: Discovery is about to debut a gay couple
Star Trek: Discovery is about to debut a same-sex couple for the first time.
It was announced earlier this year that Discovery would feature the first gay couple on Star Trek in 51 years.
And stars Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz also spoke out about playing a gay couple on the new Star Trek TV series.
The next episode to air, the third in the season, will be available on Sunday.
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Titled ‘Context is King’, it follows a disgraced Starfleet officer Michael Burnham who will go to prison before joining the USS Discovery on a secret mission.
Rapp told Entertainment Weekly: “I’m really excited and happy when a gay character is a part of a story — especially when a gay character is created in a complex and human and non-stereotypical, interesting way, and that has certainly been the case with Stamets. And you get to see his relationship.
“There was a little glimpse [of a relationship with] Sulu in Beyond, and it was a nice nod. But in this case, we actually get to see me with my partner in conversation, in our living quarters, you get to see our relationship over time, treated as any other relationship would be treated,” the actor added.
The series is set 10 years before the events of the original Star Trek series.
Rent star Anthony Rapp will play science officer and fungal expert Lieutenant Stamets, while Wilson Cruz will play his partner, medical officer Dr. Hugh Culber.
Speaking ahead of the premiere, Rapp and Cruz opened up about their respective characters.
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