Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series
Star Trek and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist. His first-hand knowledge of the unjust internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans in World War II...See full bio »
John D.F. Black who wrote
The Naked Time came to me and said he was thinking of having Sulu use a Samurai sword. I told him, "It certainly is ethnically appropriate because I am of Japanese ancestry but what about a rapier? I was born in this country and when I was a kid I didn't play Samurai. I played Robin Hood." He asked me if I know how to fence to which I replied...
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