to be takei

george-takei

F. Scott Fitzgerald once said that there were no second acts in American life, and although that one line’s been continually disproved, we revisit the idea whenever someone of note begins their second act. Even their third act. I’m not sure what act George Takei is on in his play of life, but at 77 years old he’s enjoying rare universal popularity, and it’s not just because he’s one of the beloved members of the original cast of Star Trek. As an advocate for marriage equality, a living historical resource detailing the internment of Japanese-Americans, and a working actor with over 175 credits to his name (and growing), Takei’s got more to offer at 77 than some men less than half his age. Just about all of it, is touched on in some way in the documentary To Be Takei. (more…)

george takei

While none of the original Star Trek cast are strangers to the bizarre sort of fame that comes with their fandom, there is one man that has risen above the rest to become an iconic and outspoken hero for many humans. I am speaking, of course, of George Takei. Love him or hate him (is that even possible?), the man-who-was-Sulu has a buttload (as in millions) of followers on every social network he frequents. And those fans will be pleased to know that there’s a documentary coming out that’s all about George Takei. Entitled To Be Takei, the upcoming movie has just released its first trailer, which you should scroll down and watch right this second. (more…)