Originally posted on SeaDemon Says:
When the late Gene Roddenderry wanted an Asian character to be part of the crew of the Federation Starship USS Enterprise, he wanted a surname that does not represent any particular nation. George Takei, an actor in the world-renowned TV show recalled how Roddenderry opened up a map, looked at Asia and saw the Sulu Sea and exclaimed: “Ah! The waters of that sea touch all shores!” That was how the character Hikaru Sulu got his name. And how true it is that the Sulu Sea has now touched on the raw and sensitive parts… Continue reading