As exclusively reported by TV Guide magazine, none other than George Takei has been cast as the father of Heroes' Star Trek-obsessed Hiro. "It was one of those lightning-bolt ideas," series creator Tim Kring tells TV Guide. Adds Masi Oka, who plays Hiro, "This is absolutely brilliant! I just hope I get to say, 'Dad! Sulu is my hero, not you!'" For much more on this story - including when Hiro's pop materializes, and what sort of schemer he is - pick up the Nov. 27 issue of TV Guide, on newsstands Thursday.

For scoop on this week's big "Homecoming" episode, read our brand-new Features Q&A with Heroes' "Eden," Nora Zehetner. Then, in Wednesday's Interviews & Features column: George Takei!