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George Takei's Star Trek: Acting, Activism, and Being the King of Facebook

Thursday, August 14, 2014

George Takei Actor George Takei attends DirecTV "To Be Takei" media reception at The General NYC on July 2, 2014, in New York City. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for DirecTV/Getty)

George Takei talks about his childhood experience in a Japanese American internment camp during World War II, his breakout role as Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek" in the 1960s, his work as an activist, and becoming a social media phenomenon with over seven million Facebook likes. He’s joined by filmmaker Jennifer M. Kroot, who has made a documentary called “To Be Takei.” The film is playing in New York at AMC Loews Village 7. It's also available on all video on demand platforms, including iTunes and Amazon, beginning August 22.

'To be Takei,' a documentary about actor and activist George Takei, released in 2014
"To be Takei," a documentary about actor and activist George Takei, released in 2014

 

Guests:

Jennifer M. Kroot and George Takei

Comments [3]

Amy from Manhattan

Does the film go into how Mr. Takei & his siblings came to understand their time in the internment camp as they grew up, & how their parents explained it to them afterwards?

Aug. 14 2014 01:22 PM
foodaggro from Brooklyn

Oh myyyy!
I could listen to Takei all day.

Aug. 14 2014 01:07 PM
OhMy! from NYC

Balloonknot! Suluuuuuuu... Suluuuuuuu

Thanks a million for the larfs, great sport!

http://www.realmofdarkness.net/pc/sb/takei/1

Aug. 14 2014 12:17 PM

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