George Takei & the whole humanist enchilada.

AND he plays Hologramps, a holographic grandfather figure to a group of young undercover ninjas in one of the girl's favorite TV shows.

George Takei:

Infinite diversity in infinite combinations – therein lies our strength & therein lies our joy.

(Takei is currently working on a new stage musical, Allegiance, about the experience of a Japanese-American family in a World War II internment camp — an experience he and his own family had to endure. He is of course best known for playing Sulu in the original Star Trek, but in recent years has gained new prominence as something of an elder-comic statesman of gay rights activism. He’s awesome, is what I’m saying).

h/t Horde friend sara_l_r

5 Comments

  1. caoil

     /  January 12, 2012

    His autobiography is worth a read – he talks about the internment camp a fair amount, and his later political life.

    • /trudges off to add another damn book to the pile….

      • caoil

         /  January 13, 2012

        There are not enough hours in the day to Read All The Things!

        Last year I read George’s, and Nichelle’s, and Leonard’s (the second one, ‘I Am Spock’), as well as a bio of Gene Roddenberry. What was interesting about the castmates was the undercurrent of what an egotistical jerk Shatner is (or was, at least, during filming). But, all three of them led very interesting lives and seem like genuinely awesome people.

  2. Captain Button

     /  January 13, 2012

    I’d been vaguely aware of his more recent actvities and vaguely approved, but I didn’t know this.

    Digressing, why didn’t John Wayne catch gay cooties from him while filming The Green Berets? Or why didn’t John Wayne’s manly aura “cure” him?

  3. I may actually have to watch Celebrity Apprentice, to see how “The Donald” squares off with George Takei, because if there was any person on this planet who could be construed as Kryptonite to the conservative cause, it is this man.