The outer limits

Gay love got exceedinglyy real on “Star Trek: Discovery” this weekend

Ever think you’d live to see the day gay characters were openly whizzing through space on Star Trek?

On Sunday evening, the TV franchise made the romantic relationship between Dr. Culber (Wilson Cruz) and Lt. Stamets (Anthony Rapp) abundantly clear on Star Trek: Discovery.

The scene features the two characters in matching red pajamas, brushing their teeth with enviably futuristic toothbrushes.

Related: WATCH: First gay ‘Star Trek’ character is more than a little sassy

Oh, and because you were wondering, Rapp tells Variety the PJs were “very, very, very comfortable.”

In the scene, Cruz says:

 “Well, one tends to worry when they’re doomed to love a brilliant but reckless maniac who’s willing to risk his life for glory….You may not care about you. But I do.”

Ooh, drama, no? And Cruz tweets he was moved to tears by the scene. Drama.

The scene hasn’t quite made it online yet, but we’ll post it as soon as it does.

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  • Taiyoken

    Of course if nobody’s watching the show this scene wont be seen anyway. Nice to have a token gay, too bad the show sucks.

    • DCguy

      Considering the first episode got good ratings not sure where your comment comes from.

    • Taiyoken

      I comes from e, my friends and every trekkie I know of.

  • Armiya

    Can you ever write more newsworthy articles? Can you at least spell exceedingly correct in your headline when trying to come up within”news”?

    • Sten

      If you are going to be so picky with an obvious simple typo you should get your grammar correct!
      You should have written “Can you at least spell exceedingly correctLY”! You must use the adverbial form here.

  • Smith David

    Good actors in a terrible show.

    • irbaboon

      I don’t know why the hell they had to change the Klingons so much

  • OzJosh

    Typically, the line quoted above perfectly demonstrates why the show is so bad. It’s an appallingly clumsy piece of exposition couched in the kind of unnatural dialogue that nobody in real life – even in some future world – would ever say. Star Trek has never been great at depicting real relationships, but this latest incarnation is about the worst ever.

  • Frank

    I am loving the series…

  • Darsithis

    I loved that scene. It was touching and, in my opinion, the best way to show a gay couple without making it all about them being gay.

  • mz.sam

    Never watched the show since its premiere…and don’t intend to. I can say this about the time wasting ridiculous farce of Will and Grace.

  • Paco

    I love the show and am happy to finally see gays represented in Star Trek as regular cast members.

  • JessPH

    Great show. Definitely one of the best Star Trek series ever. It’s on a par with Deep Space Nine.

  • DCguy

    All of these new accounts attacking a show that has gay characters in it. Yeah…..not suspicious or anything.

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