Last fall TrekMovie.com debunked a rumor that George Takei will be in the new Star Trek, but apparently you can’t keep a good rumor down. Today The Howard 100 News on Sirius ran an interview with Takei where he was asked number of questions on various topics which he did not answer because he felt they were based on “privileged conversations.” One of these topics was Takei’s meeting with director JJ Abrams. This sparked AICN to run a story “Is George Takei In J.J. Abrams’ STAR TREK Movie??” Of course this has sparked numerous “Takei in Talks” stories on other sites (examples: here, here, here). TrekMovie.com has talked to sources and Mr. Takei himself to get to the truth.
The answer is NO
The report on AICN states that Takei “recently had lunch with J.J. Abrams,” however Mr. Takei tells TrekMovie.com that it was actually a breakfast last fall before filming began on the project. Takei would not go into details about his talk with Abrams because “the whole conversation is privileged,” however the actor did express concern over how not commenting has been “turned into an affirmation” that he will appear in the new Star Trek movie.
According to multiple sources connected to the film, George Takei will not appear in the new Star Trek. The film makers are fans of Takei’s, but he just doesn’t fit into the story they are telling.
Academy Awards George
George Takei did attend attend the Oscars over the weekend, here is a shot of him on the red carpet.
Takei and partner Brad Altman attending the Academy Awards in Hollywood Feb. 24th
Photo: Stan Honda, AFP