The sixth episode of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi series will feature a gay couple sent in space to colonize a new planet, according to the online prologue released yesterday. A pair played by Demián Bichir and Nathaniel Dean, aboard the spaceship Covenant with six other couples of colonizers.
It is only a film, as for real life, there are still those who think that sending gay people into space could be dangerous. One of such people is Texas congressman Louie Gohmert who previously claimed: “If an asteroid were an asteroid coming, something that would end humanity on earth as dinosaurs were ended at one time…. we have a space ship that will go as Matt Damon did in the movie, plant a colony somewhere. We can have humans survive this terrible disaster about to befall them. If you could decide what 40 people you put on the spacecraft that would save humanity… how many of those would be same sex couples?” He added: “You’re wanting to save humankind for posterity, basically a modern-day Noah, you have the opportunity to be a modern day Noah, you can preserve life. How many same sex couples would you take from the animal kingdom and from humans to put on the spacecraft to perpetuate humanity and the wildlife kingdom?”