The man known as Sulu from the first Star Trek series now plays Masi Okas father on the show.
Although Okas time traveling character, Hiro Nakamura, is a big Trekkie, Oka admits hes not as big a fan of the show in real life.
Takei jokes that he plans to educate him by giving him box sets of the series, but says he did give Oka some background information to help him.
For instance, in Japan, the show is known as Big Adventure In Space, and Takeis character is known as Kato, because, as he puts it, Sulu is not a Japanese surname.
The little tips seem to have helped. Takei says Oka found them very enlightening.
Heroes airs Monday nights on NBC.
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