This is a late response, but as late as 2015 Behr was telling this story about Risa where he WTFed the idea of gay sex.
I've read the memos in the Roddenberry papers. @Harvey can attest to this.
As far as we can tell it was scripted just to be a pilot to sell NBC...
It wasn't shot with that in mind, and Roddenberry felt they would need to shoot extra material to make an acceptable feature out of it, hence him...
And, not aimed at you specifically, but this is why audiences are not screenwriters.
What does any of this suggested "secondary antagonist" stuff...
Orwellian is the word you're looking for.
In short: it’s not a scifi show.
I mean the direction this discussion is going and the inexorable creep towards nether regions.
This is why you look at the date on the post you’re replying to.
This is getting into ew territory.
Separate names with a comma.