As Dr Hugh Culber in Star Trek: Discovery, Wilson Cruz became the gay man who saved the universe.
But the actor has been fighting for change ever since his career began, deciding to be his true self from the start.
In playing Rickie Vasquez on My So-Called Life, he became the first out gay actor to play a lead gay character in an American television series.
PinkNews caught up with him before the Discovery season four premiere – yes, before it was announced it wouldn’t be on Netflix. But don’t worry, will premiere in the UK on Friday (26 November) on Pluto TV and is currently streaming on Paramount+ in America.
PinkNews: How are things in the world of Star Trek? How are you feeling about season four?
Wilson Cruz: I feel good about it. I actually officially finished production on season four yesterday, because I went in and did all of the finishing touches on ADR, on the sound stuff.
So I’ve seen some of it, I wouldn’t say I’ve seen all of it. First of all, it looks unreal. I mean the look of the show is gorgeous. We have this new AR wall that we used for the first time this season and I got to see a lot of that yesterday, and it’s mind blowing what that technology can do.