History Creator / GeorgeTakei

10th Apr '18 4:33:56 PM Hjortron18
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* FollowTheLeader: After hearing about Creator/GilbertGottfried's "audio book" of ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'', Takei decided to do one of his own - only to be surprised [[spoiler: that the narrator is a ''woman'', after having gotten very-much into one of the sex scenes]].

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* FollowTheLeader: After hearing about Creator/GilbertGottfried's "audio book" of ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'', Takei decided to do one of his own - only to be surprised [[spoiler: that the narrator is a ''woman'', after having gotten very-much into one of the sex scenes]]. [[invoked]]



* MissingEpisode: Takei's ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Encounter" was one of five episodes not syndicated until the early 90s.

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* MissingEpisode: Takei's ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Encounter" was one of five episodes not syndicated until the early 90s. [[invoked]]



* OneOfUs: Of course he was on ''Star Trek'', but he also makes posts like [[http://news.icanhascheezburger.com/2011/05/18/political-pictures-george-takei-strikes-again/ these]]. He's also a fan of anime, such as ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', and has posted a Franchise/HarryPotter [[https://www.facebook.com/georgehtakei/photos/a.223098324386295.105971.205344452828349/1637174099645370/?type=3 reference]].

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* OneOfUs: Of course he was on ''Star Trek'', but he also makes posts like [[http://news.icanhascheezburger.com/2011/05/18/political-pictures-george-takei-strikes-again/ these]]. He's also a fan of anime, such as ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', and has posted a Franchise/HarryPotter [[https://www.facebook.com/georgehtakei/photos/a.223098324386295.105971.205344452828349/1637174099645370/?type=3 reference]]. [[invoked]]



* TooSoon: He posted a photo of the ''Enterprise'' crashed in the sand with the caption "Go home, Sulu; You're Drunk." on Facebook, apparently unaware that on the same day a [[http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/06/us/california-plane-incident/ plane crash in San Francisco]] (the location of Starfleet Headquarters coincidentally) left two dead and many injured. Takei either didn't hear about the tragedy or didn't put the two together in his mind, but [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=697367906959332&set=a.223098324386295.105971.205344452828349&type=1 took the post down]] as soon as he realized it.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Before Creator/LeonardNimoy was cast, he was supposed to appear as himself in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Marge vs. the Monorail", but he refused to be on anything that satirized public transportation, as he's an advocate of it.
* WordOfGay: {{Inverted}}. After he came out of the closet, many people assumed that Takei's character Sulu must also be gay. But Takei himself has insisted in interviews that Sulu was/is/[[TimeTravelTenseTrouble will be]] straight.

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* TooSoon: He posted a photo of the ''Enterprise'' crashed in the sand with the caption "Go home, Sulu; You're Drunk." on Facebook, apparently unaware that on the same day a [[http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/06/us/california-plane-incident/ plane crash in San Francisco]] (the location of Starfleet Headquarters coincidentally) left two dead and many injured. Takei either didn't hear about the tragedy or didn't put the two together in his mind, but [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=697367906959332&set=a.223098324386295.105971.205344452828349&type=1 took the post down]] as soon as he realized it.
it. [[invoked]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Before Creator/LeonardNimoy was cast, he was supposed to appear as himself in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Marge vs. the Monorail", but he refused to be on anything that satirized public transportation, as he's an advocate of it.
it. [[invoked]]
* WordOfGay: {{Inverted}}. After he came out of the closet, many people assumed that Takei's character Sulu must also be gay. But Takei himself has insisted in interviews that Sulu was/is/[[TimeTravelTenseTrouble will be]] straight. [[invoked]]
25th Mar '18 10:45:11 AM nombretomado
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In the 1960s he made appearances on shows like ''Series/MissionImpossible'' and ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'', and he got some movie parts (''Film/WalkDontRun''). But it was his groundbreaking role as Hikaru Sulu on ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' that made him a cultural icon, as one of the first and only non-stereotypical Asian characters on mainstream American television. Reportedly ''every'' Asian-American actor wanted the role, since Sulu had no accent, didn't do (Asian) martial arts,[[note]]Sulu had an interest in fencing, which may or may not be considered a martial art (depending on whether he did sport fencing or historical European fencing or both), but no matter what, fencing definitely isn't Asian.[[/note]] and was not a crude caricature (remember: this was more or less contemporary with the yellowface characters in ''Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys'' and CharlieChan).

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In the 1960s he made appearances on shows like ''Series/MissionImpossible'' and ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'', and he got some movie parts (''Film/WalkDontRun''). But it was his groundbreaking role as Hikaru Sulu on ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' that made him a cultural icon, as one of the first and only non-stereotypical Asian characters on mainstream American television. Reportedly ''every'' Asian-American actor wanted the role, since Sulu had no accent, didn't do (Asian) martial arts,[[note]]Sulu had an interest in fencing, which may or may not be considered a martial art (depending on whether he did sport fencing or historical European fencing or both), but no matter what, fencing definitely isn't Asian.[[/note]] and was not a crude caricature (remember: this was more or less contemporary with the yellowface characters in ''Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys'' and CharlieChan).
Film/CharlieChan).
30th Jan '18 5:34:54 PM nombretomado
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* LustObject: During a bit on Stern, fell completely in lust with skateboarder/[[MixedMartialArts Mixed Martial Artist]]/radio show host [[Radio/TheJasonEllisShow Jason Ellis]] when he ended up naked in the studio, to the point of not being able to talk at first, and then not being able to shut up about him.

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* LustObject: During a bit on Stern, fell completely in lust with skateboarder/[[MixedMartialArts skateboarder/[[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts Mixed Martial Artist]]/radio show host [[Radio/TheJasonEllisShow Jason Ellis]] when he ended up naked in the studio, to the point of not being able to talk at first, and then not being able to shut up about him.
21st Jan '18 12:42:05 AM Fireblood
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** He was reportedly disappointed at the announcement that Sulu is gay in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', saying that he would have preferred for them to introduce a new LGBT character. In the original timeline, Sulu had a daughter, and portrayed as being straight.

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** He was reportedly disappointed at the announcement that Sulu is gay in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', saying that he would have preferred for them to introduce a new LGBT character. In the original timeline, Sulu had a daughter, and is portrayed as being straight.
14th Jan '18 10:32:22 AM costanton11
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* FollowTheLeader: After hearing about Creator/GilbertGottfried's "audio book" of ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'', Takei decided to do one of his own - only to be surprised [[spoiler: that the narrator is a ''woman'', after having gotten very-much into one of the sex scenes]].


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* MissingEpisode: Takei's ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Encounter" was one of five episodes not syndicated until the early 90s.


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* OneOfUs: Of course he was on ''Star Trek'', but he also makes posts like [[http://news.icanhascheezburger.com/2011/05/18/political-pictures-george-takei-strikes-again/ these]]. He's also a fan of anime, such as ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', and has posted a Franchise/HarryPotter [[https://www.facebook.com/georgehtakei/photos/a.223098324386295.105971.205344452828349/1637174099645370/?type=3 reference]].


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* TooSoon: He posted a photo of the ''Enterprise'' crashed in the sand with the caption "Go home, Sulu; You're Drunk." on Facebook, apparently unaware that on the same day a [[http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/06/us/california-plane-incident/ plane crash in San Francisco]] (the location of Starfleet Headquarters coincidentally) left two dead and many injured. Takei either didn't hear about the tragedy or didn't put the two together in his mind, but [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=697367906959332&set=a.223098324386295.105971.205344452828349&type=1 took the post down]] as soon as he realized it.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Before Creator/LeonardNimoy was cast, he was supposed to appear as himself in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Marge vs. the Monorail", but he refused to be on anything that satirized public transportation, as he's an advocate of it.
* WordOfGay: {{Inverted}}. After he came out of the closet, many people assumed that Takei's character Sulu must also be gay. But Takei himself has insisted in interviews that Sulu was/is/[[TimeTravelTenseTrouble will be]] straight.
** He was reportedly disappointed at the announcement that Sulu is gay in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', saying that he would have preferred for them to introduce a new LGBT character. In the original timeline, Sulu had a daughter, and portrayed as being straight.
4th Jan '18 9:32:50 PM costanton11
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* ArousedByTheirVoice: ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s Star Trek episode invokes this when a sexy voice is required, and he interrupts NichelleNichols to speak.

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* ArousedByTheirVoice: ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s Star Trek episode invokes this when a sexy voice is required, and he interrupts NichelleNichols Creator/NichelleNichols to speak.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: With WalterKoenig, even asking Walter to be his Best Man.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With WalterKoenig, Creator/WalterKoenig, even asking Walter to be his Best Man.
22nd Dec '17 10:25:22 AM Malady
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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Like many Japanese of this generation, George's father was an Anglophile, and named his son after [[TheHouseOfWindsor King George VI]].

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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Like many Japanese of this generation, George's father was an Anglophile, and named his son after [[TheHouseOfWindsor [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor King George VI]].
16th Nov '17 8:34:52 PM philippos42
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* MemeticMolester: Jokes being one, at least in regard to self-admitted homophobic people such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s1iQODC5OI Tim Hardaway.]]
-->'''George Takei:''' One day, when you least expect it, I ''will'' have sex with you!
* MissingEpisode: Takei's ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Encounter" was one of five episodes not syndicated until the early 90s.
16th Sep '17 10:15:37 PM bombadil211
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Takei campaigned heavily to helm a TOS-era spinoff, ''Excelsior'' (named after Sulu's own Constitution-class starship), but 'twas not to be. However, he would go on to portray Sulu in ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'', in six subsequent ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movies, and led the ''Excelsior'' into action in ''Star Trek''[='s=] 30th Anniversary special, "Flashback" (''Series/StarTrekVoyager''). He also co-starred in an episode of the fan work ''WebVideo/StarTrekNewVoyages''.

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Takei campaigned heavily to helm a TOS-era spinoff, ''Excelsior'' (named after Sulu's own Constitution-class Excelsior-class starship), but 'twas not to be. However, he would go on to portray Sulu in ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'', in six subsequent ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movies, and led the ''Excelsior'' into action in ''Star Trek''[='s=] 30th Anniversary special, "Flashback" (''Series/StarTrekVoyager''). He also co-starred in an episode of the fan work ''WebVideo/StarTrekNewVoyages''.
4th Sep '17 9:40:56 AM jamespolk
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In the 1960s he made appearances on shows like ''Series/MissionImpossible'' and ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''. But it was his groundbreaking role as Hikaru Sulu on ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' that made him a cultural icon, as one of the first and only non-stereotypical Asian characters on mainstream American television. Reportedly ''every'' Asian-American actor wanted the role, since Sulu had no accent, didn't do (Asian) martial arts,[[note]]Sulu had an interest in fencing, which may or may not be considered a martial art (depending on whether he did sport fencing or historical European fencing or both), but no matter what, fencing definitely isn't Asian.[[/note]] and was not a crude caricature (remember: this was more or less contemporary with the yellowface characters in ''Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys'' and CharlieChan).

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In the 1960s he made appearances on shows like ''Series/MissionImpossible'' and ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''.''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'', and he got some movie parts (''Film/WalkDontRun''). But it was his groundbreaking role as Hikaru Sulu on ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' that made him a cultural icon, as one of the first and only non-stereotypical Asian characters on mainstream American television. Reportedly ''every'' Asian-American actor wanted the role, since Sulu had no accent, didn't do (Asian) martial arts,[[note]]Sulu had an interest in fencing, which may or may not be considered a martial art (depending on whether he did sport fencing or historical European fencing or both), but no matter what, fencing definitely isn't Asian.[[/note]] and was not a crude caricature (remember: this was more or less contemporary with the yellowface characters in ''Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys'' and CharlieChan).
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