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Hikaru Sulu

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Year Event
2237
 [1] Hikaru Sulu is born in San Francisco, on Earth. [2]
2245
 [3] The first Starship Enterprise is launched from the San Francisco Fleet yards in orbit of Earth. [4] The launch is attended by Ex-President of the United Federaton of Planets, Jonathan Archer. [5]
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard H. McCoy, Montgomery Scott, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand, Jonathan Archer
2255
 [6] Hikaru Sulu enlists in Starfleet academy. [2]
2259
Picture from 2259  [7] Hikaru Sulu graduates from Starfleet academy. [2]
2264
 [8] Sulu is assigned as a physicist on board the USS Enterprise. [8]
Picture from 2264  [4] The Starship Enterprise, under the command of Captain Kirk, is assigned a five year mission of exploration. [4]
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard H. McCoy, Montgomery Scott, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand
2266
Picture from 2266  [9] On the USS Enterprise, Hikaru Sulu is transferred from sciences to helm officer. [9]
 [10] The Enterprise visits Alfa 177. Whist there a strange mineral causes the transporter system to behave erratically, stranding Lieutenant Sulu and two other men on the surface; the problem is ultimately resolved in time to save them from the extreme cold of the planet's night. [10]
Picture from 2266  [11] The USS Enterprise engages in a prolonged battle with a Romulan bird of Prey which has crossed the Neutral Zone and attacked several Federation outposts. During the battle it is discovered for the first time that the Romulans are descended from the Vulcans who left their planet when Surak's teachings of total logic began to gain widespread support. [11]
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard H. McCoy, Montgomery Scott, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand
  Species :  Romulans, Humans
2267
 [12] The USS Enterprise arrives at Omicron Seti III. Almost overcome by the effects of the local plant life, the crew manage to break free and rescue the colonists. [12]
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard H. McCoy, Montgomery Scott, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand
2269
 [13] The USS Enterprise completes its five year mission. [13]
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard H. McCoy, Montgomery Scott, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand
2270
 [14] The USS Enterprise commences a major refit. [14]
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard H. McCoy, Montgomery Scott, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand
2271
 [15] Sulu's daughter, Demora, is born. [16]
  People :  Demora Sulu
Picture from 2271  [17] The newly launched USS Enterprise encounters the entity known as V'Ger. V'Ger merges with Commander Decker to become a new life form. [17]
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard H. McCoy, Montgomery Scott, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand
2285
Picture from 2285  [18] USS Reliant, searching for a lifeless planet for use in the Genesis experiment, is seized by Khan Noonian Sing. Sing attempts to steal the Genesis Device, but is engaged in battle by the USS Enterprise under the command of Admiral Kirk. Spock is killed saving the Enterprise from destruction. The USS Reliant is lost in the battle, along with Khan and all of his remaining followers. [18]
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard H. McCoy, Montgomery Scott, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand, Khan Noonien Singh, Joaquim
Picture from 2285  [19] The Enterprise is retired. Scotty is appointed Captain of engineering on the USS Excelsior; Uhura takes a position as a transporter operator on Spacedock. Both abandon their posts along with the rest of the Enterprise senior officers in order to steal the Enterprise and rescue the rejuvenated Spock from the Genesis planet. Unfortunately, the Enterprise is destroyed during the mission and Kirk's son David is killed by the Klingons. The crew proceed to Vulcan in a captured Bird of Prey and succeed in reuniting Spock's Katra with his body. [20]
  People :  Montgomery Scott, Nyota Uhura, James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard H. McCoy, Doctor David Marcus, Carol Marcus, Pavel A. Chekov
2290
Picture from 2290  [21] Sulu is promoted to Captain and assigned command of the USS Excelsior. [21]
2293
Picture from 2293  [22] The Enterprise-A escorts Chancellor Gorkon to Earth for a peace conference. When Gorkon is assassinated, Kirk uncovers a plot to reverse the recent easing of tensions between the Federation and Klingons. [22]
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard H. McCoy, Montgomery Scott, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Chancellor Gorkon
  Species :  Humans, Klingons
 [22] The Enterprise-A crew are responsible for saving the Khitomer Peace Conference, along with Captain Sulu of the USS Excelsior. [22]
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard H. McCoy, Montgomery Scott, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov
 [16] The Enterprise-A is decommissioned. [16]
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard H. McCoy, Montgomery Scott, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov
2298
 [23] The USS Excelsior, under the command of Captain Sulu and hosting Ambassador Aidan Burgess, travels to meet representatives of the Tholian Assembly on a peace mission. Covert intelligence gathering by the Excelsior reveals that the Tholians are at war with the Neyel, whose ships are entering Tholian territory through interphase space. Captain Sulu is able to broker a ceasefire between the two sides, whilst Ambassador Burgess defects from the Federation to live amongst the Neyel in the Small Magellanic Cloud, making it her life’s mission to prepare them to be reuinted with the rest of Humanity. [23]
  People :  Pavel A. Chekov, Tuvok
  Species :  Humans, Tholians, Neyel


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References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek Chronology Page 40
2 Star Trek IV : The Voyage Home
3 Star Trek Chronology Page 41
4 Various Original Series episodes
5 Mike Sussman This was a part of Archer's biography written for but not seen in "In a Mirror Darkly"
6 Star Trek Chronology Page 46
7 Star Trek Chronology Page 47
8 TOS 1 Where No Man Has Gone Before
9 TOS 1 The Corbomite Maneuver
10 TOS 1 The Enemy Within
11 TOS 1 Balance of Terror
12 TOS 1 This Side of Paradise
13 Star Trek Chronology second edition, page 78
14 Star Trek : The Motion Picture Decker noted that the ship had been in redesign and refit for 18 months
15 Star Trek Chronology Page 80
16 Star Trek : Generations
17 Star Trek : The Motion Picture
18 Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
19 Star Trek Chronology Page 85
20 Star Trek III : The Search for Spock
21 Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country Sulu said that he had finished a his first 3 year mission as Captain
22 Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country
23 The Sundered
Book : Star Trek Chronology
Comment : Page 40
Film: Star Trek IV : The Voyage Home
Book : Star Trek Chronology
Comment : Page 41
Series : TOS Season (Disc )
Episode : Various Original Series episodes
Source : Mike Sussman
Comment : This was a part of Archer's biography written for but not seen in "In a Mirror Darkly"
Book : Star Trek Chronology
Comment : Page 46
Book : Star Trek Chronology
Comment : Page 47
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode : Where No Man Has Gone Before
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 3)
Episode : The Corbomite Maneuver
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 2)
Episode : The Enemy Within
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 4)
Episode : Balance of Terror
Series : TOS Season 1 (Disc 6)
Episode : This Side of Paradise
Book : Star Trek Chronology
Comment : second edition, page 78
Film: Star Trek : The Motion Picture
Comment : Decker noted that the ship had been in redesign and refit for 18 months
Book : Star Trek Chronology
Comment : Page 80
Film: Star Trek : Generations
Film: Star Trek : The Motion Picture
Film: Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
Book : Star Trek Chronology
Comment : Page 85
Film: Star Trek III : The Search for Spock
Film: Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country
Comment : Sulu said that he had finished a his first 3 year mission as Captain
Film: Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country
Novel : The Sundered


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