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Star Trek question

Original post made by Sarah, South of Midtown, on May 11, 2009

Peter Canavese, how do you figure that Sulu's sword is "unearned?" In the original show, Sulu is an expert fencer.


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Posted by bruce
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 13, 2009 at 12:09 am

There are a lot bigger problems with the new Star Trek movie that Sulu's sword.

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Posted by Peter Canavese
a resident of another community
on May 13, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Ah, a fair question. The character, of course, has fencing training, as George Takei's Sulu proved and as John Cho's mentions. I meant that it was, IMHO, unearned by the plot the way that they incorporated this into the action: to have him whip out a space sword and for the bad guys to have space swords, too. It was just kind of silly that in a phaser world, he actually brings a collabsable saber, and it's actually relevant to the fight sequence. Maybe it's just me... :D Thanks for reading...

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Posted by Sarah
a resident of South of Midtown
on May 17, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Perhaps, but hundreds of years into the future, Warf often takes a blade with him. And fencing is what Sulu's combat training was in. And who wants to deal with that pesky slow phaser reloading time issue. The series is real, right?