"TV Guide" will report next week that the "Star Trek" veteran will portray Hiro Nakamura's father on "Heroes" starting in January.
It's a delightful turn of events. Hiro (portrayed by Masi Oka) is obsessed with "Star Trek," always quoting lines from the series.
Now Takei will actually show up, not as Sulu but as a bigshot with a bodyguard. He'll turn up in the U.S. intent on kidnapping Hiro and returning him to Japan.
Good luck Mr. Sulu.
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