A lot of people were surprised by George Takei’s reaction that the character he originated in the original “Star Trek” would be outed as gay in the upcoming “Star Trek: Beyond.”
One person who really scratched his head over the reaction was none other than producer J.J. Abrams, who completely disagreed with the 79-year-old actor on how Trek creator Gene Roddenberry would receive news of having an original character come out of the closet.
“I have nothing but respect for the man,” Abrams said of Takei during an interview with The Huffington Post. “But I think it’s a preposterous thing for, of all people a ‘Star Trek’ actor who’s come out himself, to say that Gene Roddenberry wouldn’t have wanted this.”
So why did Takei have such a negative reaction? Abrams thinks it’s more to do with Takei himself then the actual inclusion of a gay character after 50 years.