From ‘Star Trek’ To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes ‘To Be Takei’


George Takei's personal story is illuminated in the new, funny documentary To Be Takei

George Takei’s personal story is illuminated in the new, funny documentary To Be Takei. Vicotria Will/AP

Many fans know George Takei from his role as Mr. Sulu on the 1960s show Star Trek. But in the past decade, he has drawn followers who admire him because of who he is — not just who he has played. Now, the new documentary To Be Takei may interest more people in Takei’s life.

Takei’s personal story offers insights into a couple of key chapters of American political and cultural history.

After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, Takei and his family were among the 127,000 Americans of Japanese descent forced into internment camps. He was 5 years old.

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