Out of all the celebrities boldly exploring the realm of social and digital media in attempt to reap the benefits, George Takei is going where no man has gone before.
True to the adventurous nature of his famed character Lieutenant Sulu from the original season of Star Trek, Mr. Takei has never been afraid to try new and entertaining ways to maintain relevance and a dedicated fan base across these many years.
From cartoons about his life with hubby Brad to tireless social justice work to a new musical on Broadway, George Takei’s game is as strong as ever today. Most recently, he unveiled an SNL-style digital short to promote his new play, Allegiance, and he hit the nail on the head by taking the Adele route.
Start the slideshow below to learn more about what George Takei is up to these days, then watch his hilarious short! Don’t forget to SHARE this and show Uncle George your love.
Not many people have lived through half the experiences that George Takei has. Born the son of Japanese-American parents in 1937, Sinophobia and Yellow Peril resulting from WWII did not make life easy for the young Takei, who was forced to live in several Japanese internment camps with his family until the war was over.
For years, Takei has used his personal experience as a Japanese-American victim of racism and prejudice to become a voice for many others. While his American experiment has not been typical, it has helped him rise to the top and maintain his fame through a new generation via social media.
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Uncle George recently opened Allegiance, a new musical on Broadway, his legacy project about the trials and tribulations of a Japanese-American family from Japanese internment to Pearl Harbor to present day.