George Takei’s documentary To Be Takei will debut on DirecTV on July 3 before being released to theaters.
To Be Takei chronicles Takei’s life; including his childhood in a World War II internment camp, his time on Star Trek, and his human rights work and Internet presence.
“Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei journeyed from a World War II internment camp to the helm of the Starship Enterprise, and then to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Join George and his husband, Brad, on a wacky and profound trek for life, liberty, and love.”
To Be Takei will run from July 3 through August 5 exclusively on DirecTV, and then will be released theatrically on August 22 in both the US and in Canada. On the same date, it will also be available on all major video on demand outlets.
Interviews with all surviving main cast members of the original series are included in To Be Takei.
“We are thrilled that our friends at DirecTV share our enthusiasm for [Director] Jennifer [Kroot]’s incredible movie,” said Mara Winokur, SVP for Starz Digital. “We could not ask for a better partner to launch the film to homes nationwide.”