Cue super-nerd Simon Pegg writing an in-depth blog about canon and the Star Trek universe in defence of his decision. For people to be able to turn the television on and see themselves represented, it gives our community the chance to feel truly validated. I read that right until the very end you didn't know this was going to happen. My initial thought was, "Well, how does this work? Archived from the original on 10 January
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Your life will be nothing but tragedy. If you really want kids to look up to you, let little Jewish kids have a hero. Portia de Rossi in February According to Simon Pegg, who co-wrote the movie, the decision to make the character gay was made as a tribute to actor George Takei, who originally played the character in the 60s. Retrieved 29 August The casting was antisemitic.