Retro just got Nowtro: the new Sulu Mimobot

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Retro just got Nowtro: the new Sulu Mimobot

Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri May 31, 2013 7:11 am



(BOSTON, MA—May 22, 2013) — Mimoco ( www.mimoco.com ), makers of the MIMOBOT® line of designer USB flash drives, under license by CBS Consumer Products, are proud to announce the second installment in the MIMOBOT Series. Hikaru Sulu MIMOBOT®, a limited edition of just 1,000 hand-numbered pieces, joins Spock, Kirk, Picard and Data in MIMOBOT flash drive form and function.

Sulu, the suave helmsman on the Enterprise as portrayed by actor George Takei in The Original Series, is brought to digital life in Mimoco’s stylized MIMOBOT appearance, suited in Sulu’s gold Enterprise command uniform. Sulu is a jack-of-all-trades who climbed the Starfleet ranks from lieutenant to captain, dabbled in botany and astrophysics, and now adds storing your data to his lengthy resume.

Available in up to 128GB and with USB 3.0 capabilities, Sulu MIMOBOT also comes preloaded with bonus Mimory® and the MimoDesk® personalization suite of wallpapers, icons and avatars. It also comes equipped with MimoByte® sound software powered with an offering of iconic sounds and Sulu character dialogue that plays each time Sulu MIMOBOT is inserted or ejected from one’s computer.


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Post  pinhedz on Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:48 pm

Yakima Canutt wrote:Hikaru Sulu

I never caught his first name before; thank you very much. Smile

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:51 pm

Takei recalled Gene Roddenberry wanted the character to represent all of (East) Asia. Roddenberry did not want a nationally specific surname, so he looked at a map and saw the Sulu Sea. "He thought, 'Ah, the waters of that sea touch all shores'," the actor recalled, "and that's how my character came to have the name Sulu." Historically, Sulu was a Muslim sultanate founded in 1405 that in the 20th Century became part of the United States, until March 1915 when the Sultan abdicated. The island province of Sulu continued to be US territory until 1946, when as part of the Philippines, independence from the US was gained.

In the book Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, the character's name is noted as a pun on the name of vice president of Desilu Studios, Herb Solow.

Novelist Vonda McIntyre first presents 'Hikaru' as the character's first name in the novel The Entropy Effect. McIntyre derived the character's first name from The Tale of Genji. Although McIntyre was unaware at the time of any controversy surrounding her giving Sulu a first name, editor David Hartwell had to clear the name with Gene Roddenberry and Takei in order to supersede Paramount's objections. However, the name did not become canon until its mention in Star Trek VI, and it was included only after Peter David, who authored the film's comic book adaptation, visited the set and persuaded director Nicholas Meyer to insert it.

In some Japanese dubs, Commander Sulu's family name is changed to Kato, but in recent movies it is not changed (スールー, Suru).

Robert Justman, co-producer of the original Star Trek series, noted that Takei had previously played mostly bad guys, and said Sulu Takei was "the antithesis of the so-called expressionless-unemotional-inscrutable Asian."

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