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TrekToday April 14 2008 04:20 AM

Caves On 'Star Trek: Odyssey: Vile Gods
Executive Producer <font color=yellow>Rob Caves</font> is keeping busy working on the new <i>Star Trek: Odyssey: Vile Gods</i> episode as well as the forthcoming <i>Hidden Frontier/Intrepid</i> fan movie <i>Operation Beta Shield</i>.<p>As reported by <A class="link" HREF="">Trekweb</A>, in <i>Vile Gods</i>, Lieutenant Commander Ro Nevin will face some of his personal demons. "'Vile Gods' will push the crews resolve and patience with each other to the breaking point," said Caves. "New problems are introduced, and the crew will have to find a way to work together in ways they are not used to working. And the Odyssey's fragile peace with the Kelvans will also be strained in the episode. Ro will confront some of his demons in the episode that will culminate in a surprise guest appearance from Ro's past."<p>Actor <font color=yellow>Brandon McConnell</font> has taken over playing the role of Ro. Cave is enthusiastic, and feels that the fans will be won over by his portrayal of the gay character. "Brandon has done a fantastic job, especially shining in this episode," said Cave. "If he hasn't become Ro yet for viewers, I think he will by the end of this episode. We had fun filming a few sequences from past 'Hidden Frontier' episodes to show as brief flashbacks and Brandon looked right at home as if he had always played Ro."<p>Ro is the first gay character in a <i>Star Trek</i> series. Caves was surprised at that, feeling that it was long overdue. "There had been talk about a gay character in Trek for a number of years, and even though some of the writers wanted to do it, the studio would not," explained Cave. "So it was rather surprising to be doing one of the first Star Trek fan films in 2000 and also being unique in being the first to include a gay character. But it stuck out like a sore thumb to me as something that hadn't been done, was long overdo, and should be done in a way that didn't yell and scream, 'Hey, here's a gay character! Look at this!'" <p>Cave did not give details on future upcoming <i>Odyssey</i> episodes, saying merely, "As always, more plot twists than you can shake a warp core at". <p>To read more, head to the article located <A class="link" HREF="">here</A>.<center></center>

Lindley April 14 2008 04:55 AM

Re: Caves On 'Star Trek: Odyssey: Vile Gods

TrekToday wrote: (Post 1531816)
and should be done in a way that didn't yell and scream, 'Hey, here's a gay character! Look at this!'"

Hidden Frontier did get a bit too much of that going from time to time. Season 6 I recall being the height of it.

Pioneer April 14 2008 04:10 PM

Re: Caves On 'Star Trek: Odyssey: Vile Gods
There's still no gay character in Star Trek. As good as it might be, Star Trek: Odyssey is not canon.

Lindley April 14 2008 04:33 PM

Re: Caves On 'Star Trek: Odyssey: Vile Gods
Certainly no licensed movie, TV show, book, or other property is beholden to reference or acknowledge it.

But it's canon as far as further Akreat productions go......

Don't really like the C-word, myself, since without some reference to scope, it doesn't really mean much.

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