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To Be Takei Review by Spencer Blohm

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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The beloved George Takei, better known as the original Sulu around these parts, is the subject of a new documentary by Filmmaker Jennifer Krootz called To Be Takei. The documentary looks at the entirety of George’s life; covering everything including his difficult childhood, his breakthrough role on Star Trek, and his activism in recent years. It is currently available exclusively on DIRECTV, from July 3rd to August 5th, before the film is released in theaters August 22.

Krootz begins the film with Takei’s childhood, which was relatively simple until America was thrust into WWII following the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. As a Japanese-American, Takei and his family were the victims of paranoia within the U.S. government, and were taken from their home in California to be placed in an internment camp in Arkansas. From the age of five until he was eight, Takei lived the life of a prisoner, an event which had a profound effect on him, as he describes in the film.

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To Be Takei On DirecTV

Friday, June 20th, 2014

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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.

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Takei To Receive Award

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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George Takei will receive an award at the 25th Annual GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards ceremony in New York.

Takei will be receiving the Vito Russo Award at the ceremony.

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Takei In Dark Vengeance

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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George Takei has a role in Steven Seagal‘s Dark Vengeance film.

In Dark Vengeance, “Seattle’s darkest criminals force Elijah Kane and his hard knuckled team to work around the clock to track down a meticulous ‘Black Magic’-practicing killer in the vagrant strip club underworld.”

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Takei Reacts To Arizona Bill

Monday, February 24th, 2014

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Star Trek‘s George Takei is not happy with the new controversial anti-gay bill recently passed in Arizona.

The bill, which would need to be signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer to take effect, would permit business owners to deny service to gays on religious grounds.

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EPIX Trek Fest

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

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On Sunday, February 16 on EPIX, an all-day tribute to Star Trek will feature the premiere of Star Trek into Darkness, commentary by Leonard Nimoy and George Takei, and a Nimoy special presentation.

The fun begins at 6 AM with The Captains Close-Up: William Shatner, and includes several original series movies, several Shatner documentaries, the Nimoy special presentation, Trekkies and Star Trek into Darkness.

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Takei: Peace, Shatner!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

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If George Takei had his way, the ongoing feud between the actor and William Shatner would be ended now.

The two have been fussing for years, but Takei believes that for Shatner, it’s just a game.

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Takei To Host Sci-Fi Spectacular

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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Star Trek‘s George Takei will be hosting the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra‘s Sci-Fi Spectacular next month.

In the Sci-Fi Spectacular, listeners are encouraged to “beam [themselves] up and explore strange, new worlds with … host George Takei.”

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Takei Twits Shatner On Conan Show

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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Another Star Trek actor appeared on last night’s Conan show; George Takei.

Takei spoke about the new Star Trek reboot, explaining what if any roles were appropriate for the original series actors. He then gave Conan a demonstration of the exercise routine he does daily to keep in shape.

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Takei Documentary Sundance Premiere

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

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George Takei‘s documentary, To Be Takei, will premiere at next year’s Sundance Film Festival.

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.

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New Takei Cologne

Monday, November 25th, 2013

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George Takei‘s new cologne will be released next month.

The cologne is billed as a “clean, refreshing fragrance for men or women.”

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Takei: Lost Girl Villain

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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A new guest role on Showcase’s Lost Girl was a lot of fun for Star Trek‘s George Takei.

Takei will be appearing as a gentleman with magical powers in the Season Four premiere of the supernatural crime drama.

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Takei’s New AARP YouTube Show

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

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A new AARP YouTube show, hosted by the original series’ George Takei, seeks to make the world of social media easier for those over fifty.

The biweekly series will be called Takei’s Take and new episodes will air on the first and third weeks of the month.

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Takei To Receive Award

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

George Takei will be receiving an award from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

The award is the 2013 National Leadership Award.

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Takei To Be Oktoberfest Grand Marshall

Monday, August 19th, 2013

George Takei will be the Grand Marshall for this year’s Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

More than five hundred thousand are expected to attend Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, which takes place in Cincinnati, Ohio beginning Friday, September 20 and running through Sunday, September 22.

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