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Heroes Goes Trekkin With Takei February 2, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in heroes, scifi, Star Trek, startrek.

I’m not much of a Heroes fan myself, but apparently NBC is trying real hard to get hard core SciFi fans to dig the show. George Takei of Star Trek fame is now on the show and did some kind of press junket yesterday given the number of sites and news outlets that have quotes from him today.

This is one of my favs from all of the coverage that I saw:

The casting choices of Takei and Christopher Eccleston, who played the lead role in Doctor Who during the first season of the new British series, were very clever moves by the show’s producers. Heroes is successfully walking the line between mainstream and hardcore sci fi fans, and the new faces are a sly wink to the latter.

“Here’s this character (Hiro) who is a Star Trek fan, and supposedly saw a younger me on the good ship Enterprise,” Takei said. “And here I am playing his father, so there is a wonderful circle here, that could turn into another, interesting kind of spiral. Heroes is very much like Star Trek in many ways. It’s more fantastical, but it’s contemporary.”


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