Back in January the documentary To Be Takei premiered at Sundance, and now its preparing for its proper US release on August 22nd. Just to ensure we all know why we should watch this look at the life of openly gay Star Trek and social media star, George Takei, we’ve now got a trailer, which you can watch below.
Here’s the film’s synopsis: ‘Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei boldly journeyed from a WWII internment camp, to the helm of the starship Enterprise, to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Join George and his husband Brad on this star’s wacky and profound trek for life, liberty, and love.’
He’s certainly led an interesting life, and indeed he’s probably more famous and respected now than he has been at any time in his life – after all, even at the height of Star Trek, he had to stand at the back with Walter Koenig. Now he’s been embraced by a whole new generation, who adore his sense of humour, knack for social media and his heartfelt support of gay rights. [Read more…]