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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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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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