George Takei is being a baby.
His character never had a romantic interest in the original series, so who's to say whether he was gay or straight? Granted, Mr. Sulu didn't go around waving a rainbow flag but does that mean if he was gay he was closeted? Maybe 200 years in the future IT JUST WON'T MATTER.
All this talk about Gene Roddenberry and his legacy is crap. No, of course he wouldn't consider putting gay characters on his show in 1968. But there were something like 300 people on the Enterprise, most of them guys, and all of them willing to go flitting around outer space on a five year mission. What the fuck do you think was going on?
I think George is just being pissy because he didn't get to be the gay Sulu.
The big question in my mind is who John Cho's partner will be. Will he be one of those rare Asians to score a white boy? The Final Frontier, indeed!