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Why Sulu’s husband is Asian in ‘Star Trek Beyond’

Much has been made of the decision to reveal that the “Star Trek” character Sulu is gay in the latest franchise installment “Star Trek Beyond,” but for actor John Cho, one of the most important things was ensuring that Sulu’s husband was also of Asian descent.

George Takei takes notice of North Idaho solar road enterprise

When the helmsman of the USS Enterprise likes your invention, you know you’re on the road to success. George Takei, who portrayed Sulu on “Star Trek” and has more than 8 million followers on social media, plugged a North Idaho couple’s idea for transforming roads, sidewalks and parking lots into solar surfaces. The next day, Scott and Julie Brusaw saw their crowdfunding campaign pass the $1 million goal.