Everybody knows about Chuck Norris Facts—seemingly absurd (though accurate) statements about Chuck Norris. Less well known are similarly true facts about Hikaru Sulu, astrobiologist, helmsman of the USS Enterprise, and later captain of the USS Excelsior.
In the Star Trek on-screen canon, Sulu is established as an avid botanist, expert swordsman, judo practitioner, and expert in antique Earth weapons (including firearms). Additionally, he was knowledgeable about ancient Earth vehicles and was able to fly a helicopter that had been built hundreds of years before he was born.
Just don’t call him ‘tiny.’
Nobody brings a sword to a phaser fight…except Hikaru Sulu.—
Hikaru Sulu prefers a .45 Magnum to a phaser. A .45 can’t be set to ‘stun.’—
If the helm isn’t responding, it must have been overloaded…by Hikaru Sulu.—
Hikaru Sulu is immune to the Vulcan nerve pinch.—
Chuck Norris is no match for a swashbuckling Hikaru Sulu.—
Hikaru Sulu invented Q.—
Many believe that warp drives are powered by a matter/antimatter reaction channelled through a dilithium crystal assembly. No; they are powered by Hikaru Sulu.—
Hikaru Sulu is in a constant state of pon farr.—
Hikaru Sulu can play ‘Stairway to Heaven’ on the Enterprise helm console.—
Hikaru Sulu has destroyed several Romulan ships…with a sword.—
Hikaru Sulu can make the Kessel Run in under eight parsecs.—
Hikaru Sulu takes monorails very seriously.—
Hikaru Sulu is the only licensed Texas Ranger in the 23rd century.—
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