Re: Putting the Shatner "ego issue" from TOS to rest
That would make sense. Very early, maybe it was in Whitfield's Making of ST, or Gerrold's World of ST, Takei said Kirk was Sulu's role model.
Moe: I'll take the blonde!
Larry: I'll take the brunette!
Curly: I'll take the Black and Tan!
--Wee Wee Monsieur (1938)