When Star Trek Discovery debuts in September on the CBS All Access streaming service, it will boldly go where the TV series has never gone before.*
Anthony Rapp, who will play Lt. Paul Stamens on the show, spoke to an audience at Comic-Con about the groundbreaking same-sex romance his character will be in with… wait for it… Party Monster star Wilson Cruz! OMG YAY. LOVE YOU, WILSON!
“Wilson Cruz will be playing my love interest, my partner ― my man love ― and we’re both officers on the ship,” he said during the panel.
He said: “And I’m very proud of that. And he’s a scientist!”
Rapp promises the romance is going to be the source of good storytelling.
“I promise you we passionately believe in what we’re doing and we’ll honor what’s come before,” Rapp told his listeners.
For you nitpicky Trekkies out there: HuffPo points out that although the Sulu character in the 2016 movie “Star Trek Beyond” is gay, Rapp’s character is the first openly gay main character on a Star Trek TV series.
*I’m actually very sorry for that.