Star Trek’s origininal Sulu, George Takei, is in Philladelphia today, promoting an event at the Star Trek: The Exhibition at the Franklin Institute, and he appeared on a local morning show to talk Trek history. While there, they ended up quizzing him on Star Trek sound effects, see the video below to find out how he did.
Watch George talk some Trek and get quizzed.
Video courtesy of myfoxphilly.com
Looks like George owes the host a bit of an apology as he actually did correctly identify the phaser sound which Takei thought was the sound of the doors opening. But 2 out of 3 isn’t bad, and the ship phaser sounds a bit like the door opening and may have been hard to hear in the studio, so we will give George a pass on that. The CD that the host was showing was the "Star Trek: Sound Effects from the Original TV Soundtrack" which actually came out on CD in 1990 and was available on LP before that.
Takei is in Philly for ‘an evening with George Takei‘ at the Star Trek: The Exhibition at the Franklin Institute. Unfortunately the event is sold out. But the Exhibition is open until September 20th. More info at startrekexhibition.com and fi.edu.