John Cho: You know, I had requested that my husband be Asian.
A.V. Club: Why was that?
John Cho: The reason was that I grew up with some gay Asian male friends. You don’t really see Asian men together very often. It’s very rare in life. I’ve always felt that there was some extra cultural shame to having two Asian men together, because it was so difficult to come out of the closet, so difficult to be gay and Asian, that they couldn’t really bring themselves… It’s easier to run away from people that look like your family. I wanted the future to be where it was completely normal and therefore, aside from the gender, they look like a traditional heterosexual couple. So that relationship, to me, the optics of it are that it looks very traditional on the one hand and very radical on the other.
Science Officer Spock, Commanding Officer James T Kirk, Helmsman Hikaru Sulu and, Chief Medical Officer Leonard McCoy, Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott, and Communications Officer Nyota Uhura: The Original Star Trek Crew In Old Naval Uniforms by Young Rascal