Saturday, February 10, 2007

Mr. Sulu on "Heroes"

George Takei, a.k.a., Mr. Sulu of Star Trek fame, makes a guest apperance in episodes 13 and 14 of Heroes. I just had to take this screenshot of the closing scenes of episode 14. Note the license plate on the car.

That said, I felt the appearance was wasted. Takei plays Hiro's father, but it left me wondering how it advanced the Hiro and Ando storyline. Was it simply done to play to the Trekkie fanbase that intersects with "Heroes?"

If they actually do something with it in future plotlines, I will have been proven wrong. But so far, it only manages to introduce one additional facet of Hiro, and not a very interesting one at that.

4 comments:

  1. A bit too early for stunt casting, isn't it? But I do hope it's just the first of many appearances for Takei. With the abilities sporting a familial connection then Hiro's father probably has something up his sleeve ( and no it's not a tricorder ).

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  2. i'm just on episode 9 and am completely hooked. hiro is my favorite too :)

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  3. Hi, Chaz: true enough, but I wish they had actually done something to advance the plot with George Takei from the get-go. Take Eccleston's appearance, for example.

    As it is, all we get is a previously unknown facet of Hiro. That took away significant running time.

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