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Kirk's Nephew is Gay in Steamy New Addition to Star Trek Canon

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These screenshots are from Star Trek Voyages which finally produced a long-awaited explicitly gay storyline entitled "Fire and Ice".

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In the episode, James T. Kirk's nephew enters into a relationship with a male Enterprise crewman as the ship is threatened by an HIV-like virus and a Klingon attack.

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And you gotta love the Mr. Sulu reference at the beginning of the relatively steamy action, which begins at around the 4:00 mark.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. While the original script was greenlit by Gene Roddenberry way back DECADES ago and this is a reworked version of that script, it's not canon.

    "New Voyages" is a FAN series. A very well done fan series, but a fan series nonetheless. So, unfortunately, it's not canon. Unless the makers of Stargate randomly say it is o_O.

    Posted by: Philp Wester | Dec 23, 2008 11:18:01 AM


  2. Wow, that is some BAD acting!

    Posted by: wisebear | Dec 23, 2008 11:38:13 AM


  3. Yes, Wisebear, but that's what makes Trek so endearing.



    Posted by: Rad | Dec 23, 2008 11:52:11 AM


  4. Ham, ham and more ham....
    Bring out the Plastic Oscar already.
    Although...bad gay acting is better than no gay acting.

    Posted by: david | Dec 23, 2008 12:03:24 PM


  5. First of all, congratulations and cheers to the makers of "New Voyages."

    I have been a fan of Star Trek since I was small, but their failure to feature gay relationships has gone from an oversight to being just plain stupid and ridiculous. A main point of Star Trek was to show the peaceful blending of different backgrounds and attitudes in the future. If the new film starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto doesn't have an LGBT element, it deserves to fail. It has been a long time since Paramount made any Star Trek that reflected the principle I mentioned above. Without Roddenberry's hokey-but-important principles, Star Trek is nothing more than a sci-fi shoot-em-up with--yes Wisebear--bad acting.

    Posted by: Matt | Dec 23, 2008 12:10:45 PM


  6. I just wanted to chip in with a few corrections :

    * The episode is actually called Blood And Fire.

    * (Peter) Kirk doesn't "enter into a relationship" in the episode ; he chose a position aboard the Enterprise to be with his fiance. If it makes any difference to anyone at all, they are later clarified to have fallen in love at Starfleet Academy - as study buddies - and neither has any previous romantic relationships to speak of.

    Though the bedroom scene is sweet, the equally / more significant scene is later on when James T. Kirk agrees to marry them (as that's one of his captainly duties) !

    If they can just both manage to live through the second half of the adventure (no spoilers please, if anyone is in the know), then there might be a wedding to report soon...

    P.S. If you look up any of the review / discussion threads out there, the cast & crew are all endearingly enlightened in the face of some (sadly predictable) backlash against the episode.

    Posted by: PM | Dec 23, 2008 12:27:44 PM


  7. Its cheesey but considering everything its not that bad

    If you want to check it out the whole wpisode is posted here:

    http://www.movieplex.org/showthread.php?p=100061#post100061

    Posted by: Wolf | Dec 23, 2008 12:39:35 PM


  8. This clip is steamy and the actors are CUTE. But your post title is wrong: This is NOT CANON.

    In episode "Operation: Annihilate!" we learn that Kirk has but one one brother, one nephew and one sister-in-law, all of whom are, well, ANNIHILATED.

    Gay nephews would be cool, as is Phase II, but it's just not even close to the cannon.

    Sorry. Still like it, though. Change your post title.

    Posted by: Tim in SF | Dec 23, 2008 12:50:52 PM


  9. check out the fanboy ranting (400+ posts and counting) about the intimate gay scene:

    http://trekmovie.com/2008/12/20/fanmade-review-phase-ii-blood-and-fire-part-1/

    at least open gay ST writer David Gerrold posts there as well, to counter the bashing.

    Posted by: eileen | Dec 23, 2008 1:06:07 PM


  10. WOLF was wrong. Peter Kirk was the survivor of Operation:Annihilate. He doesn't know his Canon from his ass. Proof is here: http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/library/character/bio/1116781.html

    Star Trek: Phase Two (formerly New Voyages) is exceptionally considerate of the canon. They may have some questionable acting skills, but they have a love for Star Trek that surpasses reason.

    Posted by: Sean | Dec 23, 2008 1:17:58 PM


  11. I should have checked the Wiki before posting. I remember the sister in law dying and thought the kid died while unconscious but that must have been from some other show.

    Peter Kirk survived and is apparently gay and hot.

    Posted by: Tim in SF | Dec 23, 2008 1:26:18 PM


  12. They are very cute. Give 'em 10 years and a steady job, and they will be prime husband material. ;)

    Travis

    Posted by: Travis | Dec 23, 2008 3:25:25 PM


  13. Since members of the "away team" always get made into chutney, is it too much to think there isn't a wedding cake in this kid's future? Which is too bad. This episode is really funny; I'm guessing the honeymoon would be a laff riot.

    To be fair, the acting's not much worse than the acting on the original series, but what could be?

    Posted by: jomicur | Dec 23, 2008 3:54:59 PM


  14. Since members of the "away team" always get made into chutney, is it too much to think there isn't a wedding cake in this kid's future? Which is too bad. This episode is really funny; I'm guessing the honeymoon would be a laff riot.

    To be fair, the acting's not much worse than the acting on the original series, but what could be?

    Posted by: jomicur | Dec 23, 2008 3:55:42 PM


  15. Since members of the "away team" always get made into chutney, is it too much to think there isn't a wedding cake in this kid's future? Which is too bad. This episode is really funny; I'm guessing the honeymoon would be a laff riot.

    To be fair, the acting's not much worse than the acting on the original series, but what could be?

    Posted by: jomicur | Dec 23, 2008 3:55:50 PM


  16. Since members of the "away team" always get made into chutney, is it too much to think there isn't a wedding cake in this kid's future? Which is too bad. This episode is really funny; I'm guessing the honeymoon would be a laff riot.

    To be fair, the acting's not much worse than the acting on the original series, but what could be?

    Posted by: jomicur | Dec 23, 2008 3:55:57 PM


  17. Since members of the "away team" always get made into chutney, is it too much to think there isn't a wedding cake in this kid's future? Which is too bad. This episode is really funny; I'm guessing the honeymoon would be a laff riot.

    To be fair, the acting's not much worse than the acting on the original series, but what could be?

    Posted by: jomicur | Dec 23, 2008 3:56:04 PM


  18. Fanworks accepted as canon? My beloved Star Trek, what has become of you? *sobs*

    Posted by: macbrooks | Dec 23, 2008 4:12:04 PM


  19. Wow, I just watched the "pilot" for this after watching Part 1 of Blood and Fire.

    Makes the acting in the original series, as hokie as it was, look Oscar winning by comparison.

    Painful to watch. Kirk looks like an Elvis impersonator, and most of them have this odd posture and a few beer belly things going on.

    Posted by: kyle | Dec 23, 2008 4:45:14 PM


  20. where did this air? not on TV I assume...is it a straight to DVD thing?

    Posted by: lambe | Dec 23, 2008 4:57:26 PM


  21. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Has Rick Warren seen this?

    Posted by: anon | Dec 23, 2008 9:09:53 PM


  22. This was supposed to be a part of the original episode "The Trouble With Tribbles". I shit you not.

    Posted by: Wheezy | Dec 23, 2008 9:52:27 PM


  23. WHEEZY:
    Sweet. I'd like to then see them cut Worf into this scene in their take on "Trials and Tribbleations".

    Posted by: Rey | Dec 24, 2008 1:31:31 AM


  24. I hate to break it to you boys, but Peter Kirk was referred to as being gay about 25 years ago in some of the graphic novels of Star Trek. He not only survived Operation Annilate, but attended Starfleet Academy and ended up commanding the USS Norfolk which was last seen heading off to the same Badlands that sent Voyager 70,000 light years across the galaxy...so probably Peter is out there getting some Species 8472 cock even now...

    Posted by: JdEB | Dec 24, 2008 7:07:23 AM


  25. Wow, that is some god awful "acting"! There is better acting in Porn flicks!

    Okay, perhaps not but come on!

    Secondly, Peter should be grateful that his uncle didn't send him with the Away Team since Peter was wearing a RED shirt. :p

    Posted by: Mike | Dec 24, 2008 7:19:37 PM


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