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Xanderic
December 13th, 2006, 05:00 PM
I thought it was awesome when Zach was supposedly gay in the beginning and that fact was confirmed in Homecoming when Zach helps Claire escape to go to Homecoming.

Now he's Straight.

http://www.afterelton.com/TV/2006/12/heroes.html
http://www.tv.com/story/7613.html
http://www.heroestheseries.com/tim-kring-apologizes-for-making-gay-character-zach-straight/

jds1982
December 13th, 2006, 06:27 PM
Ok that's weird, I don't see why it was a problem to have a gay character.

ShadowMaat
December 13th, 2006, 07:02 PM
Blame the Haitian. Maybe he does more than erase memories... *cues spooky music*

I don't see why he can't still be gay... or at least bi. But whatever. It's doubtful we'll see much of him again anyway.

LadyBozi
December 13th, 2006, 07:13 PM
yeah... I think its kinda wack. THe guy who playes Zach(Drakken):: is leaving the show so why does it matter if he is gay or not... wait is this even a spoiler? lol

I don't get why all of a sudden they changed it. So stupid.
I read about this on a gay forum. The writer even e-mailed the forum and said that they hope to have a gay character down the line somewhere but have decided against keeping Zach gay. wow.. de-gaying is possible huh? ...well.. the ppl on the forum were PREETTTTY..or reallllly pissed lol. I still love Zach doh =P But yeah, Its all pretty much cuz Drakken DIDNT want Zach to be gay..or so I read.

the fifth man
December 13th, 2006, 10:25 PM
Blame the Haitian. Maybe he does more than erase memories... *cues spooky music*

I don't see why he can't still be gay... or at least bi. But whatever. It's doubtful we'll see much of him again anyway.

Yeah, we probably won't be seeing much of him anymore.

Ojos
December 15th, 2006, 03:03 PM
Call me ignorant, but I don't see what the big stink is over. He's a fictional character on a fictional television show. If people aren't questioning a guy who can fly, or an indestructible cheerleader, why would they question a character that they're changing to straight? I mean, from a storyline standpoint I can see why it's a bad move. They've just about established him through on-air dialogue and such that he's gay, or at least bi.

This whole "We're gay and we're pissed!" outcry seems a little over the top. If this is where they're directing their ire, then they need to re-evaluate their priorities. This isn't a blow to the gay cause, just a bit of reactionary suits stepping in to appease advertisers. We see it all the time. This isn't a unique or special situation, just a new reason for the same thing we put up with time and again.

full.infinity
December 15th, 2006, 04:22 PM
Personally if I were a member of the gay community I would want a gay character that doesn't get shuffled down halfway into the first season. That's like a gay redshirt. Nobody will care about him in the end.

ShadowMaat
December 15th, 2006, 04:27 PM
He wasn't a significant character anyway. Nice enough, but not likely to last long whether he was gay, straight or a Harknessian pansexual. :)

Michael Hinman
December 17th, 2006, 05:14 PM
yeah... I think its kinda wack. THe guy who playes Zach(Drakken):: is leaving the show so why does it matter if he is gay or not... wait is this even a spoiler? lol

I don't get why all of a sudden they changed it. So stupid.
I read about this on a gay forum. The writer even e-mailed the forum and said that they hope to have a gay character down the line somewhere but have decided against keeping Zach gay. wow.. de-gaying is possible huh? ...well.. the ppl on the forum were PREETTTTY..or reallllly pissed lol. I still love Zach doh =P But yeah, Its all pretty much cuz Drakken DIDNT want Zach to be gay..or so I read.

There's nothing confirmed on whether Dekker is leaving the show.

His casting for the Fox series is in a pilot, something that secondary actors on shows do all the time. He may already be on his way out of "Heroes" anyway, because of where the storyline is going, but if the storyline is still there, there's nothing to say that Zach won't be part of the show until at least the end of the first season.

Pilots are ordered all the time, and most never make it to actual production or series pickups. Even high profile ones like "The Sarah Connor Chronicles."

Don't believe me? Then where is The WB's "Lost in Space" series?

Trek_Girl42
December 17th, 2006, 09:38 PM
Zack's leaving! This is sooooo not fair. I liked his character. :mckay:

And the producers saying that a character was gay, and then having to go back on that because of some studio panic (according to the article in my local newspaper) is, well.....idiotic. So what if the character is leaving the show? You can have more then one gay character. I just hope they don't bring in the 'token' gay character. :rolleyes:

full.infinity
December 19th, 2006, 05:58 PM
If I were running Heroes, I'd reveal Peter or some other major character as bisexual near the middle of season 2.

theonebluegecko
December 19th, 2006, 06:51 PM
See, I would not pick Peter to be the bi one, he would be to obvious. Claire's dad though that would be a real shock.

Xanderic
December 24th, 2006, 04:26 PM
See, I would not pick Peter to be the bi one, he would be to obvious. Claire's dad though that would be a real shock.

no no no. The Haitian. As bi. That would explain all the unsolved cases of men and women, boys and girls, and teenagers waking up in some random hotel in Texas with a sore ass, claiming to the police that they were date raped.