Watch: Preview Of George Takei On ‘Transformers Prime’

Tonight’s episode of Transformers Prime features Star Trek actor George Takei voicing one of the Transformers. And you can watch a clip of Takei’s work from the show below.   




In tonight’s episode, "Rebellion," "a new member leads Team Prime as it wages war against the Decepticon citadel. Optimus Prime may never be the same."

Here is a clip of George Takei voicing the role of Alpha Trion in the episode premiering Friday, April 12 at 7:30/6:30c.

This is actually not Takei’s first time voicing in the Transformers universe. He voiced the Autobot Yoketron in the Transformers Animated series in 2009. Transofrmers Prime was developed for the Hub by Star Trek writer/producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci – who wrote two of the Transformers live-action movies. Takei has now matched his Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy in voicing two different Transformers characters.

This is the second role for Takei in a Kurtzman/Orci produced show in the last year. In December Takei appeared in an episode of Hawaii Five-O.


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George – the King of all media. FIRST!

He was actually in a previous episode of Transformers: Prime as well.

as Alpha Trion even

This makes me want an animated Trek TV series all the more.

I’ll say it again, and a little nicer so that Anthony doesn’t delete it this time. This is a very poor performance, and it is rather astounding to me that he could sound so lame in a simple animation voice-over job.


I agree. His voice-over in an episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” was no better. George Takei’s voice is one-note and he always over-acts.

Oh because the Shat never over acts. Lol

@7. Shat minus talent = George Takei.

They are both pompous and full of themselves, but Shatner at least had some good acting ability earlier in his career, and still has A-level “showman’s ability” (i.e, like WC Fields). Takei never had that.

I get the sense Takei is always trying to out-Shatner Shatner. Difference is, Shatner has talent, Takei has none. Takei rode on the coattails of Shatner and Nimoy but always seems to have an inflated opinion of himself as well as his misplaced sense of importance.

John Cho is a better actor, and is a better Sulu even though he has only done one Trek movie.

#6. Red Dead Ryan – April 12, 2013

In his stint as Hiro’s father in HEROES, I found him to be restrained and even using different vocal inflections effectively. I’d say he’s capable of it.

Whats up with all the hate for George Takei ???????
I don’t think anyone of you could do any better!!!!!!!!

I think people are just being “realistic” about Takei. Great guy, but obviously he’s limited as an actor. That’s not hate; that’s just objectivity.

i agree he was excellent in heroes….i think maybe it depends on how well written the part is….or how much depth it has….our one n only trek conv. in vegas george was the nicest star we met…talked to us even remembered us later during the pix ctr….and he has done some good charity work as well….i like takei…

#13. Jim Nightshade – April 13, 2013

Reminds me of the parody he did of himself on PSYCH. He made me laugh and still does in reruns.

Amazed me that he could survive WWII interment and the bigotry thereafter, and still have the good sense of humor to be able to poke fun at himself as a celebrity.

I watched the show last night and recognized Takei right away. I agree that he was a bad choice for Alpha Trion. A better choice would have been Ian McKellan, if they could get him.

lol Nolen North:-D

@12 “I think people are just being “realistic” about Takei. Great guy, but obviously he’s limited as an actor. That’s not hate; that’s just objectivity.”

Yes, that is all I intended with my comment. I ran into him once in a bookstore in LA in the early 1980’s, and he was really nice, and we stuck up a short conversation. Great guy, at a personal level.

yup 14…his family had the whole intermet yet he still loves america and continues to fight for what he believes…oh n he was fantastic both acting n physical prescence in the new voyages episode….if he is limited as an actor he can go beyond his limitations depending on the roles….voicing for cartoons …well nimoys a good example..his overly gravelly voice lately kinda hard to understand….george is no worse than leonard in this regard imho”’

@18 “his family had the whole intermet yet he still loves america”

Hell, my family has the whole internet as well, and we have it in high-speed! So I guess we must all really love America too then, right?

#19. K-7 – April 14, 2013

Good point. While many who died during the war were interred there and he had to endure that too, I meant to refer to his internment.

11. Star Trek Family

Perhaps they are homophobes. George is a great guy. And a very talented one at that.