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In case y’all were wondering, Sulu did rise to the rank of captain, taking command of the USS Excelsior in 1991’s Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, then reprising the role in 1996’s “Flashback” episode of Voyager.

In case y’all were wondering, Sulu did rise to the rank of captain, taking command of the USS Excelsior in 1991’s Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, then reprising the role in 1996’s “Flashback” episode of Voyager.

I may or may not be watching  Celebrity Apprentice just for George Takei.

I may or may not be watching Celebrity Apprentice just for George Takei.

Here’s what I was goin’ on about yesterday. "Actor portrayal."  As if we didn’t know George Takei wasn’t some sort of scientist.

Here’s what I was goin’ on about yesterday.

"Actor portrayal."  As if we didn’t know George Takei wasn’t some sort of scientist.

Photo of George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig and James Doohan from Star Trek: The Original Series via TrekCore.com.

Photo of George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig and James Doohan from Star Trek: The Original Series via TrekCore.com.

"Star Trek"

  • KIRK: So what kind of combat training do you have?
  • SULU: Fencing.
GPOYW.
Little-known fact: in the novelization for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, author Vonda McIntyre establishes that one of Sulu’s ancestors was in the Philippines for the “People Power” revolution in 1986.  Which makes him half-Filipino.
In the book, Sulu discusses this fact during the scene where he manages to borrow a helicopter - “Huey, isn’t it?”.  The scene was significantly pared down in the film, which is unfortunate, since it was released the same year Ferdinand Marcos was deposed.

GPOYW.

Little-known fact: in the novelization for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, author Vonda McIntyre establishes that one of Sulu’s ancestors was in the Philippines for the “People Power” revolution in 1986.  Which makes him half-Filipino.

In the book, Sulu discusses this fact during the scene where he manages to borrow a helicopter - “Huey, isn’t it?”.  The scene was significantly pared down in the film, which is unfortunate, since it was released the same year Ferdinand Marcos was deposed.