I am not at all new to Star Trek, the original series began on NBC when I was quite young. And I have taken part in ST fandom for a very long time now. And I have found that especially in the TOS element of fandom there are fans who would not stand for any changes or alternative ideas at all in fanfics or fanart, etc -which considering what a breakthrough ST was for television always seemed odd to me. So now the Kelvin movies are here and I for one hope there will be more - so I'm wondering about a couple of things that were dreadfully important back in the day and I'm kinda sorta hoping are not dreadfully important now where this Kelvin universe is concerned. Here goes: when ST fans began to write 'slash' it set off a firestorm, mostly because it was still the late 60s and early 70s and it was still NOT OKAY to even talk about same-sex ANYTHING in public venues, and partly because a lot of that slash was horribly written, pwp [plot, what plot?] fanfiction. And then there's the question of some pretty sketchy backstories, which has been the norm in television writing forever and has allowed fans of just about everything to stretch their imaginations So I'm wondering: are same-gender relationships even a matter for anyone to take note of in the Kelvin universe? Or have these iterations of ST characters grown past those old prejudices? And I'm wondering, are fans of these movies and the fanfiction that's coming out of them going to hold a hard line to what little is seen on screen, or is there more latitude these days? In case you can't tell, I'm a writer, and I have some stories in mind, and I'd really like to know what Trek fans these days think about these questions, just for starters. thanks much for any answers.