Queer Geek News Roundup: October 29, 2017

  • Star Trek: Discovery will return for a second season, but likely not until 2019. The episodes that have aired so far have been uneven in my book, but it's not like shaky first seasons are new for Trek. Plus, we've got more Anthony Rapp/Wilson Cruz queerness, assuming both of their characters survive this season.

  • Tessa Thompson, Thor: Ragnarok's Valkyrie, revealed that her character in the movie is bi... but that her sexuality won't be "explicitly addressed" in the film, which... well, doesn't really count for much. Better representation in a future film, one hopes.

  • A new trailer for Hulu's Runaways gives Marvel's queer-inclusive teen misfits a chance to show off their powers... and a dinosaur.

  • The Golden Girls star, Broadway veteran, philanthropist on behalf of LGBT youth and Deadpool's obsession: the late, great Bea Arthur is truly an icon, and that's even without including her participation in 1978's infamously campy Star Wars Holiday Special, wherein she plays Ackmena, a bartender who performs a cabaret-esque musical number when the Empire shuts down her bar. On top of all that, a short story in a new book makes her character canon in the new Star Wars universe, and married to another woman. I'd like to think Arthur would approve, were she around to see it.