Today the news has been dominated by the horrific events surrounding the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Led by Star Trek’s George Takei, many of Star Trek’s celebrities on Twitter have been talking about the event, sending out wishes, prayers and links to help and more. See below for a summary.
Star Trek stars send out well wishes for Japan Quake & Tsunami victims
Some of the most popular celebrities on Twitter are current and former stars from Star Trek. And today most of them sent messages of hope along with calls to help via their Twitter accounts. Here are a selection of tweets from the Trek stars (you can click images to get to linked charities).
Takei: Today We Are All Japanese
Not surprisingly Star Trek’s original Sulu George Takei has been the most prolific today with many posts about the event in Japan. The Japanese-American actor has been posting news updates, links to charities, tools for finding friends and even letting fans know his friends and family are OK. Here are just some of his tweets.
As for Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton, who with 1.7 million twitter followers is the king of Trek celebs in social media, he hasn’t sent any direct messages about Japan, but has been ‘retweeting’ (Twitter talk for forwarding) some of Takei’s tweets on the event.
On a personal note…
I myself was up in the wee hours of Friday morning tweeting about events in Japan and around the pacific, along with tweeting some of my concerns in about the effect at home. As it happens, living in Venice, CA, that I am in one of California’s official Tsunami Hazard Zones. In the end our area was downgraded from Tsunami Warning (get the hell out) to Tsunami Advisory, which turned out to just mean some high surf. But I want to thank all the well wishers on Twitter for sending their thoughts.
I also join with the Star Trek stars for who suggest helping any way you can, such as donating to the Red Cross.
As George Takei says – “Today we are all Japanese”