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Takei Joins Trump Reality Show

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Star Trek‘s George Takei will be one of the eighteen people on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice.

In Celebrity Apprentice, the celebrity contestants vie to raise money and awareness for their charity of choice, with the last person standing “hired” as the “Celebrity Apprentice” who will then have the honor of delivering a check for $250,000 to his or her favorite charity.

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Takei: Trek And War Fans, Unite!

Monday, December 12th, 2011

According to George Takei, Star Trek and Star Wars fans shouldn’t be fighting each other, but instead should be uniting against another fandom.

After the recent online exchange between Star Trek‘s William Shatner and Star WarsCarrie Fisher, Takei decided to jump in with his own opinion on the fandom war, with a three minute video, George Takei is the Broker of Star Peace.

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Shatner Book Re-ignites Feud

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Over the years, William Shatner and George Takei have taken shots at one another and Shatner’s new book, due out next month, will only continue their feud.

In his new book, Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large, it’s Shatner’s turn to attack Takei.

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Takei Turns Ninja

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Next week, Star Trek‘s George Takei takes on a new role, that of a holographic martial arts sensei, in Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas.

Supah Ninjas is “about a team of three young teenage ninjas, one of them being my grandson Mike (Ryan Potter),” said Takei. “I’m a ninja master and I want to see the art and the tradition of our clan carried on. My son doesn’t quite measure up, but I find that the genes have skipped a generation and the grandson has all the qualities necessary. So I recruit my grandson to be a ninja, and he has a good buddy named Owen Reynolds (Carlos Knight). He wants his buddy to be a ninja as well, and I agree.”

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Takei: Second To Nun

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

In his second promotional video for Allegiance, George Takei gets into the habit.

Takei tried to make it to Broadway via Spiderman, but now, he’s sure that his performance as Sister Mary Teriyaki in Sister Act will be the ticket to fame and fortune.

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Takei On What’s Trending

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

In the second episode of What’s Trending, a new Web series from CBS News, George Takei joined Chris Hardwick (Ministry of Laughs, Web Soup) and host Shira Lazar in a discussion on trending news stories for the week.

Topics of discussion included Lady Gaga, the rapture that didn’t happen, the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, planking, the zombie apocalypse and the “don’t say gay” Tennessee bill.

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It’s OK To Be Takei

Friday, May 20th, 2011

George Takei is speaking out against a Tennessee bill that would prohibit teachers from discussing homosexuality with young students.

SB49, sponsored by Senator Stacey Campbell, would forbid discussion of homosexuality in school to students below the ninth grade. The so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill has made it out of a Tennessee committee and will advance to the full Senate.

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Takei: Asian-American Actors Slighted

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

A film adaptation of the Akira Manga is being planned and a petition is being circulated to encourage Warner Bros. to include Asian-American actors.

According to a petition on Facebook, the eight actors that are thus far being considered for the roles of Tetsuo and Kaneda in Akira are all non-Asian-Americans.

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Takei in New Social Security Commercial

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

George Takei, Star Trek‘s Lieutenant Sulu, can be seen in two new YouTube videos; one of which is a new commercial for the Social Security Administration and the other a promotion for his forthcoming role in Allegiance, a musical to appear on Broadway next year.

In the Social Security commercial, the latest in a series of commercials that have featured baby boomer celebrities such as Chubby Checker, Takei teams up with Patty Duke to encourage seniors to sign up for Social Security benefits online.

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Third Season Of Shatner’s Raw Nerve To Premiere

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

On January 31, the third season of Shatner’s Raw Nerve will premiere with back-to-back episodes on the Bio channel.

Season Three of Shatner’s Raw Nerve will include familiar television and movie personalities, including three of particular interest to Star Trek fans.

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Takei Joins Nickelodeon Show

Monday, January 10th, 2011

George Takei, the original series’ Sulu, has joined the Nickelodeon channel’s Supah Ninjas.

Supah Ninjas is a comedy about three kids who are “drafted into a secret world of crime fighting.”

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Takei: Don’t Let The Bedbugs Bite

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

George Takei made the unpleasant acquaintance of a New York nuisance recently when he and husband Brad Altman visited the city.

New Yorkers have been on guard for a while against a pesky parasitic insect, the Cimex lectularius, better-known as the bedbug, which is showing up in apartments, offices, the subway and movie theaters.

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Trek’s Takei Targets Bigot

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

George Takei, the original series’ Mr. Sulu, took aim at an Arkansas school board member whose anti-gay tirade made national headlines recently.

Clint McCance, a member of the Midland district school board in northern Arkansas, did not like the “wear purple” campaign that was intended to show support for ending anti-gay bullying. His Facebook posting used slurs and encouraged gays to “all commit suicide.” After the resulting uproar after his comments were posted, McCance resigned his post.

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Two Trek Actors In Big Bang Theory?

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Fans of The Big Bang Theory who also like Star Trek will have a double dose of enjoyment as George Takei is scheduled to appear on the show, and if all goes well, Wil Wheaton may return.

Takei will appear in an episode, in a cameo, playing himself, opposite guest star Katee Sackhoff.

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Shakespeare In Klingon

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

First there was Klingon opera. Now fans of both Klingons and Shakespeare can see selections of Shakespeare classics performed in the Klingon language as well as in English.

On September 25 in Arlington, Virginia, the Washington Shakespeare Company will perform an evening of Shakespeare, featuring selections from Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing.

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