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  • Robert J. Sawyer
    Is there any canonical (on-air) reference to the first name of the character Kuroda (the Probe Control technician played by Byron Chung)? The pilot script
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 1, 2007
      Is there any canonical (on-air) reference to the first name of the
      character Kuroda (the Probe Control technician played by Byron Chung)?

      The pilot script gives his full name as "Shu Shu Kuroda," as you can
      see here:

      http://probecontrol.com/Scripts/Probe.txt

      But that name wasn't actually used in the pilot as aired. We learned
      so little about the Probe Control staff (although we did glean a
      little about Cameron and Gloria) that I doubt we ever did hear
      Kuroda's first name, but if we did, I'm sure someone here will remember.

      (By the way, the same pilot script tells us that Carlos is that
      character's FIRST name; his last name is given as Lobos; Keach gets no
      first name, nor does Griffin, although he's called "Dr. Griffin" by
      Lockwood at one point.)

      I'm curious because I'm naming a computer-imaging specialist in the
      novel I'm currently writing "Kuroda," in homage to SEARCH, and if
      there was a first name used in one of the episodes, I might use it.

      Many thanks!

      Rob

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      ROBERT J. SAWYER, Science Fiction Writer

      Hugo Award winner for HOMINIDS
      Nebula Award winner for THE TERMINAL EXPERIMENT
      John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner for MINDSCAN

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    • Keith
      I don t think you could do much better than Byron Kuroda.
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 1, 2007
        I don't think you could do much better than "Byron Kuroda."

        --- In probe_control@yahoogroups.com, "Robert J. Sawyer"
        <robertjsawyer@...> wrote:
        >
        > Is there any canonical (on-air) reference to the first name of the
        > character Kuroda (the Probe Control technician played by Byron Chung)?
        >
        > The pilot script gives his full name as "Shu Shu Kuroda," as you can
        > see here:
        >
        > http://probecontrol.com/Scripts/Probe.txt
        >
        > But that name wasn't actually used in the pilot as aired. We learned
        > so little about the Probe Control staff (although we did glean a
        > little about Cameron and Gloria) that I doubt we ever did hear
        > Kuroda's first name, but if we did, I'm sure someone here will remember.
        >
        > (By the way, the same pilot script tells us that Carlos is that
        > character's FIRST name; his last name is given as Lobos; Keach gets no
        > first name, nor does Griffin, although he's called "Dr. Griffin" by
        > Lockwood at one point.)
        >
        > I'm curious because I'm naming a computer-imaging specialist in the
        > novel I'm currently writing "Kuroda," in homage to SEARCH, and if
        > there was a first name used in one of the episodes, I might use it.
        >
        > Many thanks!
        >
        > Rob
        >
        > ----------------
        > ROBERT J. SAWYER, Science Fiction Writer
        >
        > Hugo Award winner for HOMINIDS
        > Nebula Award winner for THE TERMINAL EXPERIMENT
        > John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner for MINDSCAN
        >
        > http://www.sfwriter.com * sawyer@...
        > ----------------
        >
      • actingman6@gmail.com
        You ve done all the research I could have. Kuroda s first name was never said on-air. The first thought is to say that it is as official as it it going to get
        Message 3 of 3 , Jan 1, 2007
          You've done all the research I could have. Kuroda's first name was never
          said on-air.

          The first thought is to say that it is as official as it it going to get
          since it is from Leslie Steven's own script. But then again there are some
          scripts that refer to O'Brien's character as "John Lockwood" (including
          Murrow if I remember correctly.)

          And the ID badge that O'Brien wore on set says "John Lockwood", with a date
          of Nov 1972...so go figure. It would be interesting to know if that badge
          was used in the pilot...maybe they had intended the show to be set a bit in
          the future.

          On 1/1/07, Robert J. Sawyer <robertjsawyer@...> wrote:
          >
          > Is there any canonical (on-air) reference to the first name of the
          > character Kuroda (the Probe Control technician played by Byron Chung)?
          >
          > The pilot script gives his full name as "Shu Shu Kuroda," as you can
          > see here:
          >
          > http://probecontrol.com/Scripts/Probe.txt
          >
          > But that name wasn't actually used in the pilot as aired. We learned
          > so little about the Probe Control staff (although we did glean a
          > little about Cameron and Gloria) that I doubt we ever did hear
          > Kuroda's first name, but if we did, I'm sure someone here will remember.
          >
          > (By the way, the same pilot script tells us that Carlos is that
          > character's FIRST name; his last name is given as Lobos; Keach gets no
          > first name, nor does Griffin, although he's called "Dr. Griffin" by
          > Lockwood at one point.)
          >
          > I'm curious because I'm naming a computer-imaging specialist in the
          > novel I'm currently writing "Kuroda," in homage to SEARCH, and if
          > there was a first name used in one of the episodes, I might use it.
          >
          > Many thanks!
          >
          > Rob
          >
          > ----------------
          > ROBERT J. SAWYER, Science Fiction Writer
          >
          > Hugo Award winner for HOMINIDS
          > Nebula Award winner for THE TERMINAL EXPERIMENT
          > John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner for MINDSCAN
          >


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