As reported before, John Cho (Sulu in the new Star Trek) is out promoting his new Harold and Kumar comedy, and usually saying the same stuff about Trek, but he did drop a new factoid in an interview with Canda’s Jam Movies. Apparently Jonathan Frakes (TNG’s Riker and director of two TNG films) came by the set for a visit.
From the interview:
I did meet Jonathan Frakes, and he is freakishly huge. A hulk of a man. He came by the set and I met him very briefly
Frakes joins the growing list of Trek alumni who visited the set including Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, David Gerrold, and Ron Moore. Other known visitors include Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, and Ben Stiller. And Leonard Nimoy, of course.
Cho did have a couple other things to say about his experience, like what it was like to be in the film:
…it was a childhood fantasy come true. There’s nothing to compare it to. I just say being on the bridge of the Enterprise was like being on the bridge of the Enterprise.
And thoughts on Star Trek as he grew up:
My Trek experience was reruns. I remember as a kid I thought it was silly, I was distracted by the velour. But as I got older I realized it was an incredibly intelligent show, daring and thoughtful and meditative.
Cho on Star Trek costumes
You have no idea what the outfit means until you put it on. And that’s when you realize it fits nothing like your Halloween costume.