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Old July 10 2013, 01:00 AM   #316
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Star Trek needs more gay.
That would surely doom the franchise because then only gays would go see it or gays and people who see nothing wrong with it, the straight people would not go see it and there are more of them than gays I'd say. Star Trek New Voyages went down the tubes big time when they introduced their gay person, lots of people quit watching it. The same would happen here.
This isn't the 1950's anymore. We are now a much more open and accepting society. Plus, there's no way they could handle it as poorly as the New Voyages/Phase II folks did.

Don't toss a token gay character at me, give me a well-rounded character that happens to be gay. I'm not gay and I'm not stupid.
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Old July 10 2013, 01:09 AM   #317
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So Star Trek can't handle "the gay" but Modern Family can?
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Old July 10 2013, 01:16 AM   #318
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So Star Trek can't handle "the gay" but Modern Family can?
This. Plus, it doesn't seem to be hurting the ratings of the show in any way.
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Old July 10 2013, 01:29 AM   #319
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Star Trek needs more gay.
That would surely doom the franchise because then only gays would go see it or gays and people who see nothing wrong with it, the straight people would not go see it and there are more of them than gays I'd say. Star Trek New Voyages went down the tubes big time when they introduced their gay person, lots of people quit watching it. The same would happen here.
Have you any evidence to support these assertions?
Well, as stated and proven by a poster already, hundreds or more quit watching New Voyages. As I understand there was a user or a poster on here last year that got booted off because of his postings about gay but before that happened I was told he had quite a following. I can't believe a comparison between Star Trek and Modern Family..two totally complete kinds of genre, cannot compare. I personally do not watch shows that have gay characters, acting or real.
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Old July 10 2013, 01:34 AM   #320
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That would surely doom the franchise because then only gays would go see it or gays and people who see nothing wrong with it, the straight people would not go see it and there are more of them than gays I'd say. Star Trek New Voyages went down the tubes big time when they introduced their gay person, lots of people quit watching it. The same would happen here.
Have you any evidence to support these assertions?
Well, as stated and proven by a poster already, hundreds or more quit watching New Voyages. As I understand there was a user or a poster on here last year that got booted off because of his postings about gay but before that happened I was told he had quite a following. I can't believe a comparison between Star Trek and Modern Family..two totally complete kinds of genre, cannot compare. I personally do not watch shows that have gay characters, acting or real.
That you know of.

Lets see, both Modern Family and Star Trek are entertainment properties that rely on the public's support ( through viewing ) to remain in production. The genre is irrelevant, the ratings and box office are what matters.

You do realize that one of Star Trek's philosophies is acceptance and inclusion. Data and Spock are "gay" ( and black and handicapped and well you get the idea)
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Old July 10 2013, 02:06 AM   #321
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I personally do not watch shows that have gay characters, acting or real.
So you don't watch Star Trek? George Takei is gay.
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Old July 10 2013, 02:09 AM   #322
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You do realize that one of Star Trek's philosophies is acceptance and inclusion. Data and Spock are "gay" ( and black and handicapped and well you get the idea)
He's obviously completely missed the subtext.
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Old July 10 2013, 02:23 AM   #323
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As I understand there was a user or a poster on here last year that got booted off because of his postings about gay but before that happened I was told he had quite a following.
What was his user name by chance?
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Old July 10 2013, 02:27 AM   #324
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That would surely doom the franchise because then only gays would go see it or gays and people who see nothing wrong with it, the straight people would not go see it and there are more of them than gays I'd say. Star Trek New Voyages went down the tubes big time when they introduced their gay person, lots of people quit watching it. The same would happen here.
Have you any evidence to support these assertions?
Well, as stated and proven by a poster already, hundreds or more quit watching New Voyages. As I understand there was a user or a poster on here last year that got booted off because of his postings about gay but before that happened I was told he had quite a following. I can't believe a comparison between Star Trek and Modern Family..two totally complete kinds of genre, cannot compare. I personally do not watch shows that have gay characters, acting or real.
Then you must not watch ANY television or movies, because I'm sure any show or film you DO watch has at least one gay actor.

How can you tell? Is there some kind of signal teh gayz give off?

And why would you not watch a show with gay actors or gay characters? Afraid you'll catch something?
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Old July 10 2013, 02:37 AM   #325
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As I understand there was a user or a poster on here last year that got booted off because of his postings about gay but before that happened I was told he had quite a following.
What was his user name by chance?
Do posters here have "followings"? Do I have a following?
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Old July 10 2013, 02:39 AM   #326
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I personally do not watch shows that have gay characters, acting or real.
So you don't watch Star Trek? George Takei is gay.
And Zachary Quinto!
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Old July 10 2013, 02:41 AM   #327
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As I understand there was a user or a poster on here last year that got booted off because of his postings about gay but before that happened I was told he had quite a following.
What was his user name by chance?
Do posters here have "followings"? Do I have a following?
I'm your number one fan, Nerys.

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Do posters here have "followings"? Do I have a following?
I have good news and bad news. Good news is, yes, you do have a following. Bad news ... it's just me.
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I personally do not watch shows that have gay characters, acting or real.
So you don't watch Star Trek? George Takei is gay.
And Zachary Quinto!
I guess that shows how important an actors personal life is to me. I knew Quinto was gay and it completely slipped my mind.

As long as the guy can act, why should we care what he does with other consenting adults?
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