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Will Captain Kirk Be Bisexual in a New Star Trek Series?

Will Captain Kirk Be Bisexual in a New 'Star Trek' Series?

Will Captain Kirk Be Bisexual in a New 'Star Trek' Series?

CBS is apparently "toying with the idea" of the beloved Star Trek character being a part of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Do our eyes deceive us? Is there hope that a bisexual Captain Kirk will be gracing our TV screens in a new, upcoming Star Trek series from CBS??!? Well, if the rumors and online buzz are anything to go by, then maybe! 

According to a tweet from writer and TV insider Daniel Richtman, the network is apparently "toying with the idea" of the iconic character being bi in the recently-announced series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

Formally revealed last month for CBS's All Access streaming service, Strange New Worlds is an upcoming addition to the Star Trek universe that serves as a sequel to the queer-inclusive Discoveryand will "follow Captain Pike (Anson Mount), Science Officer Spock (Ethan Peck), and Number One (Rebecca Romijn) in the decade before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy," the show's official description reads. The Captain Kirk character is set to make appearances in Strange New Worlds, and according to Richtman, he might be bisexual. 

Although it's just a rumor at this point, considering all of the progress recent Star Trek titles (namely Discovery and Picard) have made in recent years regarding LGBTQ+ representation, and the longtime media franchise's already queer AF history, it wouldn't be too far-fetched for showrunners to include queer characters within the confines of Strange New Worlds.

And it's also safe to say a lot of queer Trekkies would totally be here for a bi Kirk...

Even though nothing hasn't been confirmed yet, it's okay for us to be excited and maybe, possibly freak out a little, right???

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel