In the course of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, we got to see, for the first time, Sulu in command of his own ship. The next time, so far as I know, was in that Voyager episode based on the events of this film. I don't know...how did you folks react to his apparent command style? I was rather put off by it, as I found him abrasive, short-tempered, and condescending. Granted everyone is 'their own man', but you'd think he would have taken a few pages from Kirk's book. Rather, he appears to have taken only one page: when Kirk was in his worst, preoccupied, snippy moods. I don't know...maybe this was one of those bad days for Sulu, as "Do you have a hearing problem, Mister?" is something I could picture Kirk saying under the right circumstances. Sulu in this movie and the Voyager episode, seems to echo Kirk's various comments to Sulu that he'd heard in his younger days. Things like "Mind your helm, Mr. Sulu", "If I'd wanted a russian history lesson I'd have brought along Mr. Chekov.", things like that. I know being a nice guy isn't a command requirement, but I know if I served under him, I wouldn't be likely to bring up a situationally-appropriate story about a meteor that once hit Siberia, lest history repeat itself!