STARFLEET DATABASE FILE: Sulu, Hikaru
Mid-level Biography Brief Mode
Played By: George Takei
Date of birth: 2237
Place of birth: San Francisco,
Earth Education: Starfleet Academy, 2255-59
Marital status: Married
Children: A daughter, Demora, born 2270
Starfleet Career Summary 2265 -- As lieutenant, assigned as
staff physicist under Capt. James T. Kirk, U.S.S. Enterprise
2266 -- Transferred to helm officer, U.S.S. Enterprise
2370 -- Promoted the lieutenant commander, assigned to
U.S.S. Enterprise under Capt. Will Decker
2277 -- Assigned to Starfleet Academy cadet training and
Starfleet Command helm operations
2285 -- By now a commander, aboard U.S.S. Enterprise during
rescue of Project Genesis team
2286 -- Inquiry dismisses charges related to theft of
2287 -- Oversees helm on new NCC-1701-A Enterprise
2290 -- Promoted to captain, given command of post-prototype
2293 -- First to detect explosion of Klingon moon Praxis,
assists at Khitomer peace conference
2350 -- As captain, still active on patrol of Cardassian
Of Asian descent, Sulu served as helm officer on board the original
U.S.S. Enterprise on its first five-year mission, after an initial
stint as an astrosciences physicist. He then was promoted to chief
helmsman on board the U.S.S. Enterprise, under James T. Kirk.
In 2290, Sulu assumed command of the starship Excelsior and began
a three-year mission charting gaseous anomalies in the Beta Quadrant.
Because of this proximity to the Klingon Empire he was instrumental
in saving the U.S.S. Enterprise from destruction by dissidents
who were out to destroy the Khitomer peace conference.
After a full career he was still on active patrol on the Cardassian
border as a captain at age 113 in 2350, where he agreed to sponsor
young Chakotay from Dorvan V for Starfleet Academy after befriending
the youth. Sulu was an active hobbyist with interests including
fencing, botany, and the martial arts of his native culture; in
fact, when the helmsman was infected with the Psi 3000 virus in
2366 he threatened the bridge with his foil.
Another of Sulu's hobbies was old-style hand guns, although he
had never managed to find a "Police Special" for his collection.
He is also an accomplished pilot of craft from many eras and cultures,
piloting with little warm-up both an antique 20th century Earth
helicopter and a Klingon Bird-of-Prey.
He has a daughter, Demora, who attended Starfleet Academy and
served as the first helm officer of the Excelsior-class U.S.S.
Enterprise under Capt. John Harriman, when Kirk met his untimely
death due to the Nexus Ribbon in 2293.