Out actor George Takei has criticized producers of the film Star Trek: Beyond for not going far enough with their outing of Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise.

John Cho plays Sulu in the JJ Abrams franchise reboot. In Beyond, Sulu is seen raising a daughter with his same-sex partner.

Cho has said that making the character gay was a nod to Takei, who played Sulu in the original NBC series and came out gay in 2005.

But Takei called the reveal “very unfortunate.”

As the film heads to streaming services and DVD, Takei said the outing didn't go far enough, adding that he had hoped for a kiss.

“They talked about Sulu becoming gay, but it was such a tentative thing,” Takei told Digital Spy. “Shakespeare said it: Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

“Sulu comes back, picks up the little girl and hugs her, and then puts his arm around a guy and they walk off – not even a kiss,” Takei added.