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Old June 27 2013, 05:38 PM   #6
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Re: JoeD's TOS rambling review thread

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I've always figured his botany here is just another one of those personal interests.
Yep, in The Naked Time, Riley complains that the previous week Sulu was trying to get him interested in botany. Sulu is clearly a hobbyist.
Sulu's constantly changing hobbies were originally supposed to be a kind of running gag for his character, but the idea was dropped or ignored after the first few episodes.
TMOST wrote:
[Sulu] changes hobbies about once a week, and whatever he is currently involved in, he lets you know all about it. Biology, fencing, and physical exercise have all been kicks of his at one time or another. Although he goes from one new hobby to another, an interest in space biology has been fairly consistent.
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