Friday, November 17, 2006

Cool Heroes News

November 16, 2006 (New York, NY) - On the NBC smash hit Heroes, time-
traveling fanboy Hiro Nakamura is insanely obsessed with Star Trek. TV
Guide magazine has gotten word that Hiro's father will be played by
Trek icon George Takei (Sulu) (in the November 27 issue; on newsstands
Thursday, November 23). The new character will be introduced in a
January 29 cliff-hanger.

"It was one of those lightning-bolt ideas," creator Tim Kring tells TV
Guide.

Masi Oka, who plays Hiro, is also over the moon. "This is absolutely
brilliant!" the Tokyo-born actor tells TV Guide. "Hiro's father is
this big honcho who shows up in America with his bodyguard. He has
this whole elaborate scheme to kidnap his son and take him back to
Japan."

Adds Oka, "I just hope I get to say, 'Dad! Sulu is my hero, not you!'
The sci-fi fans would love it!"

Takei is getting more attention of late and recently filmed an
installment of the Star Trek New Voyages, reprising his role of Sulu.  
The Los Angeles Daily News had this article about the recent filming:
http://www.dailynews.com/tv/ci_4657327


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