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24
Oct 01
Wed

Asians in Trek

I just realised that the Asian representation in Trek is slightly skewed. Here, look:

TOS: Japanese actor (George Takei) playing a Japanese (Hikaru Sulu)
TNG: Japanese actress (Patty Yasutake) playing a Japanese (Alyssa Ogawa)
DS9: Chinese actress (Rosalind Chao) playing a Japanese (Keiko O’Brien, née Ishikawa)
VOY: Chinese actor (Garrett Wang) playing a Korean (Harry Kim)
ENT: Korean actress (Linda Park) playing a Japanese (Hoshi Sato)

Hmmm there’s some sort of pattern there…
Update: Thanks to Dennis for reminding me about Nurse Ogawa on TNG!