George Takei seems to be getting more and more work lately; tonight he will be guest starring in NBC Heroes. This bit of stunt casting is getting the show and Takei a lot of publicity. In a TV Guide Interview Takei talked about what it was like to be in demand again
Oooooh, and it’s sooooo wonderful! Who knew this would be happening 40 years after Star Trek? It’s good to feel hot.
In another interview with the Philadelphia Daily News Takei was asked about Star Trek XI, and he responded in classic fashion:
What would Capt. Sulu be doing a few years after… ‘Star Trek VI’?… Fans would like to know
In the TV Guide interview Takei talks about the similarities and a key distinction between Heroes and Star Trek,
Like Gene Roddenberry’s vision for Star Trek, Heroes tackles the big themes with a very diverse, multiethnic cast of characters who are dealing with a common challenge. But Heroes does something we never did — it gets great ratings!
It does appear that since coming out of the closet, Takei is suddenly ‘cool’ again. Family Guy poked some good natured fun at him in this seasons premiere episode