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Old 04-05-2009, 06:33 AM
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:42 AM
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He only had a short-lived romance with Dukat's daughter, anything beyond that like "perhaps he is bisexual" is not canon but speculation.

but calling his relationship to ziyal a romance is speculation as well.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:42 AM
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Trek hasn't explored very many of the character's sex lives? What?

Kirk seemed to be on a one man mission to spread the human genome throughout the galaxy...(het)

Scotty had a couple of love affairs, both in Lights of Zetar, and Wolf in the Fold...(het)

Uhura was pretty attracted to that crewman in Man Trap... and even helped Kirk seal the first interracial kiss on TV.. (het)

Spock was up for hanky panky with T'pring, a Romulan Commander, Mariette Hartley in bearskins, ready to buy the farm and settle down in another episode...(het)

Checkov was ready to do some tom foolery with some of Harry Mudd's female androids, and a fake cowgirl in a hallucination about the OK corral, etc. etc... (het)

Bones McCoy was going to marry a high Priestess, and, as Dax noted, "Had hands of a surgeon..." (het)

There were also indications that Sulu was the ladies man with a foil... (Naked Time)

Chapel was carrying a torch for Spock (het)

Hell, even Lt. Leslie, seen in the background of most of the episodes, was give a scene where he was "checking out" one of Mudds Women in sickbay... (het)

Remember, this whole Kirk and Spock thing is an invention of the slash writing fandom, and none of it is considered cannon by anyone with any connection to the Trek franchise. None of it. Not one bit. So the slash porn in interesting, BUT it is not to be taken seriously...

In the meantime, on other series, we have Capt. Jack Harkness, Chianna on Farscape, Anara on Firefly, and several of the Cylon models on BSG... All of whom seem to be perfectly accepted, and contributin members of their crews/teams.
You have a point there. I guess I was looking for something more than flirtations when I said that. Of all the people you mention, only Kirk parented a child so he is the only one we know for sure went beyond a coy look. Of course, that was the trend in the 1960's. Even when characters had children (Ben Cartwright, for example) they were widowers or widows.

I wish the movies had gone beyond the tv show in this subject. Gay or not, a reference to some sort of significant relationship beyond their co-workers would have been nice.

I don't read Trek novels or on-line stories. Only watch the tv and movies.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:51 AM
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, only Kirk parented a child
and then he wasn't even Kirk
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:00 AM
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but calling his relationship to ziyal a romance is speculation as well.
If her were homosexual, he would have said her he is and the, let's label it developing romance, would not have happened.
On-screen he was heterosexual, he was never seen to be interested in men and mannerisms have little to do with sexual orientation.
Off-screen, in the realm of speculation, anything is possible.
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:10 AM
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its cuase gays of the future don't feel a need to flaunt their gayness in our faces... really i have no problem with gay people kissing marying or anything like that as long as they don't try to hit on me.

Sraviik,

Perhaps you are right. Perhaps gays are better behaved in the future, than are the straights who hold hands, hug, even kiss on the bridge. Or who are seen putting their boots back on in their quarters after bedding the high speed space babe, or cuddling with an android built in the shape of the opposite sex, or ...

Or maybe the GLBT folk have just been pushed deep underground by some nasty laws and UFP regulations in the future... you know, like they'll be given the airlock, or keelhauled along the engineering hull if they are found out. It's as likely an explaination as any why gays don't seem to exist in Trek...

Or maybe they just put gays, on detection, into one of those whirly light chairs from the "Whom Gods Destroy" episode, and tell them... "You are straight... you are straight... forget who you actually are, and whom you honestly love... you are straight...." Yeah. Brainwashing! That's it. That's the positive future that Roddenberry was creating!
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:23 AM
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If her were homosexual, he would have said her he is and the, let's label it developing romance, would not have happened.
On-screen he was heterosexual, he was never seen to be interested in men and mannerisms have little to do with sexual orientation.
Off-screen, in the realm of speculation, anything is possible.
that would be the first time he said someone the truth
he was very much interested in Bashir, he was stalking the poor guy
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:37 AM
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He seems to have been pretty honest with Ziyal and cared for her, so why should he play with her feelings and not metion that he is homosexual?

Stalking? That was an unusual friendship, there never was anything sexual about it.

Again, pure speculation. Not that I mind or care whether he is bisexual or not, I just fail to see why one has to deny his heterosexual side which was clearly established on-screen.
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Isn't it funny how straight guys tend to say things like "I don't mind gays as long as they don't hit on me" ?? It's like they're the hottest trick in town and gay guys are just running amok like a Vulcan in pon farr.
You would think that the straight guys would extend the courtesy they demand from gay guys and stop hitting on women all the time!!!
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He seems to have been pretty honest with Ziyal and cared for her, so why should he play with her feelings and not metion that he is homosexual?

Stalking? That was an unusual friendship, there never was anything sexual about it.

Again, pure speculation. Not that I mind or care whether he is bisexual or not, I just fail to see why one has to deny his heterosexual side which was clearly established on-screen.
only because he obviously wasn't played as an straight guy by the actor.
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