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Old April 27 2013, 10:13 PM   #7
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Re: Sulu was named for the sea

Shawnster wrote: View Post
I had heard this before, but I don't know if I heard it from a source other than a Takeover quote.
"Takeover?" Don't tell me -- overzealous spellcheck for "Takei"?

I had also heard the Pan Asian idea and that us why Sulu used a foil in Naked Time as oppossed to a more traditional Japanese sword.
No, he used a foil because he imagined himself to be D'Artagnan from The Three Musketeers. There's nothing pan-Asian about France. That was about writing him as an individual rather than defining everything about him in terms of his race. (Although "Shore Leave" fell back into race-based characterization by having him imagine a samurai.)
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