Today is the birthday for Star Trek’s original Hikaru Sulu. George Takei is now 73 years young and still going strong. We here at TrekMovie wish George a happy birthday, and so we have some fun vids and catch up with the latest from "Oh, my Takei".
Oh My it’s a birthday
George Takei played the faithful navigator Hikaru Sulu for three seasons of the original Star Trek (and in six feature films). He also played Sulu in a number of video games and voiced a number of Star Trek audiobooks. George finally got into the captain’s chair for Star Trek VI (and again for the Voyager episode "Flashback"), and also for the "Captain Sulu Adventures" audiobook series. He always wanted to parlay that into a Sulu TV series, but that never happened. However, this fan mashup "The Wrath of Sulu" (by YouTuber zOtasAki) combines that wish with Takei’s famous feud with Shatner. Enjoy:
So in honor of George’s Birthday, let’s all do the Sulu Dance!
Leonard Nimoy has joined in with the well wishes, tweeting this morning:
George. Happy Birthday. LLAP
Keep up with George
And George remains busy to this day. He continues to be a regular guest on the Howard Stern Show on Sirius Radio. He can bee seen in a new Sharp TV commercial and has been cast in an upcoming Tom Hanks movie. In February George voiced Galactus for the kid’s cartoon Super Hero Squad Show, here is a clip.
George and his husband Brad are also the subjects of the short film documentary George and Brad in Bed, filmmaker Jessica Sanders homage to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s "bed in". More info and a trailer can be seen at jessicasandersfilm.com/georgeandbrad. The film will be shown on May 1st at the LA Asian Film Festival.
From "George and Brad in Bed"
George will be appearing at the Creation Las Vegas Star Trek convention in August. More info at creationent.com/cal/stlv.
To keep up with George, visit his official site at georgetakei.com.