George Takei

So, apparently George Takei – who played Sulu in Star Trek and, unbeknownst to me, also had a part in Heroes – has had an asteroid named after him. That’s very nice, and appropriate and all. But what I really want to know is whether there is a lump of rock out there with the sobriquet Shatner? How about Nimoy? or Kelley? (Bones is one of my very favouritest characters, if I as a non-Trekie had favourite Trek characters…). I’ll bet there’s not a Koenig (Chekov), and would bet an even greater sum that there is no Nichols (Uhura – the girl, remember?).

Anyway, this post is brought to you courtesy of my viewing yesterday of Star Trek V, in my ongoing quest to see all of the old Star Trek movies, which is quickly approaching completion. I’ll post more on numero 5 later… since I really ought to be writing reports at this precise moment.

(It started off lovely and warm today, is getting cooler with approaching rain; I have music and the cricket on – which I notice has just been stopped for rain, in  sunny Hobart – so if I have to be writing reports, it’s a pleasant way to do it).

2 responses

  1. Asteroid 68410 is called Nichols for Nichelle Nichols / Uhura. Remind me how much were we betting 🙂 Asteroid 2309 is called Mr. Spock. You can find the IAU list here.

    …but surely watching Star Trek V is above and beyond the call of duty?

  2. I’m so glad there’s one for Uhura! And I am impressed there’s a Spock one too.

    I feel, as a self-confessed (and self-proclaimed) scifi nerd, that it is my duty to have seen the Star Trek movies, so that I can appropriately comment on just how bad they are. Besides, it seemed like a good idea at the start, and now I feel that I should see it through!

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