Meng Ai Joins Phase II Cast as Lt. Commander Sulu

Cawley Entertainment Company and Retro Film Studios, LLC are pleased to announce that Meng Ai will be joining the cast of “Star Trek: Phase II”, taking on the role of Lt. Commander Sulu beginning in this year’s “The Holiest Thing”, written by Rick Chambers – the twelfth episode to go before the camera in the production’s 10th anniversary film shoot.

Keeping with Retro Film Studio’s commitment to hiring professional actors to fill it’s roles, New York based actor Meng Ai has appeared in television shows such as “Royal Pains”, “30 Rock”, “How to Make it in America”, and films such as “Thanks for Sharing”, “Life During Wartime” and “Danger Island”. 

Born in Inner Mongolia, China, Meng moved to the US when he was 11. He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he studied acting and directing at the Experimental Theater Wing and Playwrights Horizons Theater School.  Although he is new to the Star Trek universe, Ai says he is looking forward to the challenge of entertaining such a dedicated fan base, and is especially honored to be following in the footsteps of George Takei.


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About The Star Trek Phase 2 Team

Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II is an award-winning independent webseries that produces new episodes of Classic Star Trek. Continuing the fourth and fifth seasons of the original series, we film the untold stories of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Captain Kirk, and his crew with the intention of filling in the missing years of the original five year mission, and bridging the gap to Star Trek: The Motion Picture. We are a group of fans who have come together with a common love for the classic era Star Trek for the purpose of having fun while making new episodes. It is the goal of Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II to support and promote the CBS/Paramount Star Trek franchise by giving fans an active way to continue their interest in Classic Star Trek.