With so little information to be had about Star Trek Beyond, any tidbit of information is to be jumped on like a tribble at a baby shower. AND SPEAKING of which, today’s released information is about one special space baby in particular…
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Chris Pine, Karl Urban, and John Cho lead ET’s Kevin Frazier through the Enterprise sets, showing off the new uniforms (which Urban calls “retro”) and new phaser rifles. John Cho – who plays Hikaru Sulu – also reveals that our favorite helmsman has a lot more on his mind these days besides warp factors. Click below to learn more:
The crew is now two years into their five year mission, and Cho explained that everyone is feeling the homesickness of a long, deep-space mission.
At the beginning of the movie, we’re all homesick, we’re all getting into our ruts and I think we’ve been around each other too long. … Sulu has a heartache for his little baby. [He] had brought his picture to his console, which technically, we’ve been saying, it’s unprofessional. It’s in the way of the buttons.
Cho went on to note that the girl in the picture is “a cutie” and he just “got it out of a picture frame from Walgreens.” (Which is, reasonably, hilarious.)
Now of course anything non fencing-related to Sulu’s personal life was pretty much left blank, up until 1994’s Star Trek Generations, where we meet (and hear about) his daughter for the first time: Demora Sulu.
The character was brought back for the Star Trek New Voyages episode “World Enough and Time,” which guest starred George Takei himself.
Cho noted there is “another revelation” in the film about wee Demora, but told the reporter “you’ll have to wait and see the movie.”
THAT is the kind of speculation that fan sites like ours live off: so what could it be? What is the young baby’s secret? Could she actually be Molly O’Brien sent back in time again? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
UPDATE: ET has posted another segment, where we see more of the bridge and corridor sets, and Chris Pine talks about how the film will be paying homage to the Original Series’ 50th Anniversary: