Yes Lee, it's just the way things worked out for Takei. I thought you were going to mention how Sulu was used in the series like how Keonig often was used for humor, Sulu seemed to be the official time keeper. Boy, an episode like This Side of Paradise or The Day of the Dove must have really pushed Justman to the edge! . I think they got creative and would turn the camera away from the transporter chamber and use the sound effect and just show them arriving. Well Scott, while I applaud your desire to wait for the Cushman books to all be released, I'm going to pre-order the second season book right now! And then I might watch Arena for the beam down effect and count how many were there. I think 6 as well.