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Posts Tagged ‘Takei’

Takei To Appear On Wits

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

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The spring lineup of the public radio variety show Wits has been announced and it will include Star Trek‘s George Takei.

Wits is a live public radio show that brings world-class comedians, actors and musicians to the stage where host John Moe gives them and the audience the time of their lives. Wits mixes improv, sketch comedy, conversation, music and genuine beauty in a program.”

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Trek Actors To Voice Miles From Tomorrowland Characters

Monday, January 12th, 2015

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Two Star Trek actors will be amongst the actors voicing characters from Disney Junior‘s new science-based adventure cartoon series.

The Trek actors are George Takei and Wil Wheaton.

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New Honor For Takei

Friday, January 9th, 2015

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The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) has announced that George Takei will be honored in February.

The event will take place at HRC’s Time to Thrive conference which takes place in Portland, Oregon.

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Takei In Microsoft Podcast

Friday, January 9th, 2015

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Star Trek’s George Takei can be heard in Microsoft‘s first episode of a new podcast.

The Next at Microsoft podcast will “bring in some of the industry’s most interesting people to talk about tech.”

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Takei Advocacy Award

Monday, November 10th, 2014

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George Takei and his husband Brad were the recipient of a Vanguard Award last weekend.

The award was given out at the 45th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards.

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Takei Has Growth Removed

Monday, September 15th, 2014

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The original series’ George Takei had a cancerous growth removed recently.

The actor appeared at a charity gala this weekend with a bandage on his face.

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Fan Film Axanar Kickstarter Success

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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Thanks in part to the help of George Takei in getting the word out, the Star Trek: Axanar Kickstarter has far exceeded its original funding goal.

Takei sent a tweet to his followers on the final day of the fundraising campaign. “Battlestations! RT if you want exciting new Star Trek filmmaking. Let’s make this happen–just hours left to help.”

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Takei Documentary Wins Award

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

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The George Takei documentary, To Be Takei, has won an award at the Fantasia International Film Festival.

The 18th Annual Fantasia International Film Festival was held earlier this month in Montreal, Canada.

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Trek Stars Take On Ice Bucket Challenge

Monday, August 18th, 2014

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Several Star Trek actors have taken on the “ice bucket challenge” to raise money for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

William Shatner was the first Trek actor to do so, as seen in a video posted here.

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TV Alert: Takei Oprah Appearance

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

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Fans of George Takei take notice; he will be appearing on Oprah: Where Are They Now? this Sunday evening.

Oprah Winfrey will be interviewing Takei, Jermaine Jackson, Rex Smith, and Ali Landry on the episode.

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Kroot Was Inspired By Takei

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

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Jennifer Kroot, the director of To Be Takei, decided to make the documentary about the actor after reading his autobiography.

“I couldn’t believe Mr. Sulu had been imprisoned by the U.S. government and then gone on to become so beloved,” she said. “I felt compelled to reach out to him.”

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Takei’s Hiroshima Family Tragedy

Monday, August 4th, 2014

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George Takei lost family members in the August 6, 1945 atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima.

In a new episode of Takei’s online series Takei’s Take, the actor returns to the city to “explore the effects” of the attack on the city.

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Takei To Host Pittsburgh Symphony PNC Pops’ Sci-Fi Spectacular

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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Attention fellow Yinzers: Star Trek‘s George Takei is coming to town to helm a series of concerts starring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

The shows will be held November 14-16 at Heinz Hall in downtown Pittsburgh.

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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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