LGBT characters and themes in Trek fan films?

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by borgboy, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. borgboy

    borgboy Commodore Commodore

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    With the tv and movies of official Trek still shying away from LGBT characters, I'm curious as to which fan fims/series have had LGBT characters.
    I know Hidden Frontier and their spin offs have several prominent gay male characters, and Phase II/New Voyages have Peter Kirk. I'm just curious as to what others are out there I may be aware of.
    I'd prefer if this thread be just to discuss that specific topic and not become another debate on LGBT visability and/or rights. There's bound to be a Neutral Zone thread for that.
    Thanks for any info!
     
  2. Barbreader

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  3. borgboy

    borgboy Commodore Commodore

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    I hadn't heard of that one, thanks!
     
  4. CaptainSerek

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    There are several characters in the Hidden Frontier and related series that are LBGT.
     
  5. Barbreader

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    Borgboy, I have not watched MANY of the films at Star Trek Reviewed, so there may be links to films with gay characters that I do not know about. However, if I know about it, and I think of it, I change the name of the films somewhere (not necessarily more than one time on the page or listing) to purple, which is the color of 'gay pride' here in NYC. (Perhaps elsewhere too, but I live in NYC.) If you find a title in purple at Star Trek Reviewed, that's a quiet way for me to signal folk that there are gay characters in that show.

    There may be other films that I have so marked and just don't remember. A character being gay is one of those things that just doesn't stand out in my mind. I do have an essay which addresses it, here: http://startrekreviewed.blogspot.com/2009/06/241.html

    After writing the first paragraph I looked at a few of my short film listing website, and also found this film was in purple. I have NO MEMORY of this film, but I clearly watched it at some time. It might be awful.

    Family Guy so- that's what gay is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_mV8Zu87wU (0:23).
     
  6. USS Intrepid

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    While I doubt it's something you'll ever see onscreen, because there's never enough time to tackle everything we'd like, I consider Intrepid's Captain Hunter to be bisexual.

    Of course, if it's not onscreen that's not terribly helpful. :)
     
  7. Professor Moriarty

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    ORLY? Fascinating. If you don't mind me asking, was this just a personal choice that you made in order to give your character a backstory, or something else?
     
  8. Professor Moriarty

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    Please don't take this the wrong way, but I find this to be a bit odd. Do you subtly flag Star Trek fan productions for other minority attributes? Why single out the gay content? (And for what it's worth, this question is coming from a gay man.)
     
  9. Captain Atkin

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    I think this is done simply to make it easier for people who are searching for Trek fan films that have LGBT themes in them.
     
  10. Joel_Kirk

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    I believe Phase II's 'Blood and Fire' had a same-sex male couple.
     
  11. Kruezerman

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    And it was shoe-horned and awkward.

    I'm gay and I don't want to be portrayed as just a gay man. I want to be portrayed as a person who just so happens to be gay.

    Put us in there, but don't make a big deal. Who knows? Maybe some characters in Trek are gay and we never knew because that's not their character, it's a detail.
     
  12. Barbreader

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    I was asked to make a list for a gay fan who wanted to show the Star Trek Fan films with gay characters to his friends. I agreed to mark these films in this way as I came across them. For anyone who doesn't read the essay I linked to above, it's just another title in a color. Pink is a fan films, Dark red is an audio drama, yellow is an audio comedy. I color code for many things.

    I initially wrote a long essay about what types of lists I make up, but the person who created this thread specifically asked that we stay on point, so I did not post that essay.
     
  13. Joel_Kirk

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    I'm bisexual...and I agree with you 100%.:techman:
     
  14. USS Intrepid

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    Well there aren't really very many bi male characters out there, and I'm bi myself. No other reason really.
     
  15. YJAGG

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    I think Dark Frontier had a gay character in it
     
  16. USS Intrepid

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    I think they had several. :)
     
  17. Professor Moriarty

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    Thanks for the clarifications, Barbreader and USS Intrepid :techman:
     
  18. borgboy

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    Can I get a link? I searched youtube but all I could find pertained to the Voyager episode.
    Really appreciate all the suggestions :)
     
  19. YJAGG

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    got nothing sorry just remember the name
     
  20. lennier1

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    That's the part that annoys me to no end. I don't expect the productions to make a big deal about some character's hair color either.