George Takei will be part of the Supah Ninjas team, beginning this season.
Supah Ninjahs is the story of a boy who discovers that he comes from a long line of ninjas, and with his best friend enters the world of crime-fighting.
Takei will be playing two roles on the show; a dead-ninja-turned-hologram, and his own evil twin. “…I get to be the good me — and I have to search hard, but I manage to find the evil in George Takei,” said Takei. “In an upcoming episode, the evil me and the good me confront each other in a terrific swordfight.”
Playing the role is tiring for the seventy-five-year old Takei, and a swordfight scene wore him out. “George Takei can be very exhausting,” said Takei. “When I finished that scene, I was completely spent. I couldn’t do anything but take a shower and eat a room service meal and go to bed.”
But Takei enjoys working on Supah Ninjas. “Well,’ it’s a ‘supah’ show,” he said, “and I’m having a good time working on it.”
The second season of Supah Ninjas will air on Nickelodeon beginning tomorrow at 8:30 PM.