Actor George Takai has hinted that he had a boyfriend aboard the USS Enterprise but refuses to give out his name.
Was Captain Kirk entirely a lady's man, Spock wearing a tutu on the holodeck or was Uhura a man or maybe a cadet in the bit parts?
Harold McGhee, a former partner of Takai told us that George had told him of several things that happened on the first Star Trek TV episodes that were never publicized back in the 1960s that would not be shushed today.
"They even tried to stop Kirk's kissing scene with Uhura but that one went through."
"Of course, William Shatner or Leonard Nimoy would deny it and George says he has no proof other than their photos together but each could say those were promo pics for the show."
Another actor from the first Star Trek episodes says that if it had been someone in a leading role, Takai would have revealed it by now, so she's guessing a part-time role.
We asked of any more surprises but McGhee stated that there was nothing else like that.
"It may have even been a cameraman or someone like that. But speculating about it is actually funny to me."
Mcghee gave us another name of one of the men who used to do anonymous parts on many background shots and so we went to see Lawrence Elder .
"So Sulu and another member of the crew were an item? That really tickles me. I honestly didn't know. Are you sure? Not that there's anything wrong with that."
Asked if he had any other tidbits he told us a couple.
"For one thing, I never thought the show would be such a hit. Shatner had a flat delivery and Nimoy played someone with little or no emotion. But somehow it worked."
"There was this explosion in one episode we were doing and it went off wrong somehow. That gave Shatner a ringing in his ears. What do you call it, Tinnitus? Anyway, he still has that. I know that for a fact. He's tried everything but has learned to live with it I guess."
This is Hershal Lacefeld for The West Coast Post".
Actually when we looked it up, William Shatner is helping to find a cure. He has learned to ignore the constant noise but there are troops coming home from who have it. Good for Shatner.