George Takei is giving William Shatner some competition for ubiquity these days. Star Trek’s original Sulu headlines a series of online PSAs promoting SocialSecurity.gov. Watch those below. Plus today George released his own "Oh My!" ring tone, and you can listen to that below too.
SocialSecurity.gov’s Star Trek Themed campaign w/ George Takei
Not sure if this is a sign that Star Trek is cool again, or an indication that the Trek demographic is headed to retirement homes, but the Social Security Administration has launched a Star Trek-themed PSA campaign featuring the original Sulu himself, George Takei (and strangely he is paired with 1960s sitcom star Patty Duke). The "Boldly Go" campaign is to promote the SSA website www.socialsecurity.gov.
In a statement (via FedScoop) SSA Commissioner Michael J. Astrue said, “Social Security has a great website and the top-rated online services in the U.S. We now have a fun new way to get the word out. Having George join forces with Patty will help us reach the millions of people who can take advantage of this convenient way of doing business with Social Security. Boldly Go to to plan for your retirement and to apply online so that you too may live long and prosper.”
Here are the videos.
George Takei’s new "Oh My" ringtone
Today George Takei released a new "Oh My" ringtone. It costs $1.50 and benefits the The Old Globe Theater in Sand Diego which will be premiering Takei’s "Allegiance". Take a listen…