Don’t read this if you don’t want to know what happened to the gay characters on Star Trek: Discovery this week. There were a couple major developments that stunned fans who are watching the show, and caught many off-guard. If you do want to know more about what happened, scroll down to get the full scoop.
Star Trek: Discovery majorly pissed off fans when it killed off a ‘groundbreaking’ gay character, just ten episodes into the series. The sci-fi series, currently airing on CBS all Access and Netflix, included a first for the franchise – by featuring two gay officers who are in a relationship.
The relationship between science officer Lt Paul Stamets (Rent’s Anthony Rapp), and medic Dr Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz), has become a central part of the show – and this month the pair were on the cover of two separate gay magazines.
But within just days of posing for the cover of The Advocate and Attitude, the show resorted to a familiar old trope – and killed off Dr Culber. The character was killed by Lt. Ash Tyler, who was revealed to be an apparent Klingon sleeper agent.