History Creator / GeorgeTakei

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).
21st Jul '17 4:10:54 PM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool: Describes [[AsHimself himself]] as a "bowtie enthusiast" in the Funny or Die video parodying ''Boys Beware''.
9th Jun '17 3:54:42 PM nombretomado
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Takei probably laughed the hardest, of anyone, at the gay jokes directed at him during "The Comedy Central Roast of WilliamShatner".

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Takei probably laughed the hardest, of anyone, at the gay jokes directed at him during "The Comedy Central Roast of WilliamShatner".Creator/WilliamShatner".
15th Jan '17 11:54:43 PM Dingbot
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Takei campaigned heavily to helm a TOS-era spinoff, ''Excelsior'' (named after Sulu's own Constitution-class starship), but t'was 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 starship), but t'was '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''.
26th Nov '16 7:01:41 PM Schwarzer_Sarg
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* BilingualBonus: His CatchPhrase Oh myyy... is a homophone of ''omae'', a less-than-friendly way of addressing someone (i.e. "You!") in Japanese.
14th Aug '16 7:14:05 PM Fireblood
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Takei probably laughed the hardest, of anyone, at the gay jokes directed at him during "The Comedy Central Roast of WilliamShatner"
* AdamWesting: And he'll more or less freely admit to it. Most obvious in his appearance as "himself" on ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Takei probably laughed the hardest, of anyone, at the gay jokes directed at him during "The Comedy Central Roast of WilliamShatner"
WilliamShatner".
* AdamWesting: And he'll more or less freely admit to it. Most obvious in his appearance as "himself" on ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''.



* EverybodyKnewAlready: While the general public may have not known until he came out, George's sexuality was an open secret among Trekkers since the seventies. His husband Brad was usually by his side at cons, and he would answer "yes" if asked directly by fans. Takei has also said that he would bring his partners (at that time) to TOS parties and no one ever said anything.

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* EverybodyKnewAlready: While the general public may have not known until he came out, George's sexuality was an open secret among Trekkers since the seventies. His husband Brad was usually by his side at cons, and he would answer "yes" "Yes" if asked directly by fans. Takei has also said that he would bring his partners (at that time) to TOS parties and no one ever said anything.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Invoked by Takei by lending his name as an UnusualEuphemism to teachers in Tennessee to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRkIWB3HIEs get around the state's "Don't Say Gay" bill]]. (Which, since it was his own name he used as a substitute, certainly didn't hurt from a self-promotion standpoint.)

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Invoked {{Invoked}} by Takei by lending his name as an UnusualEuphemism to teachers in Tennessee to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRkIWB3HIEs get around the state's "Don't Say Gay" bill]]. (Which, bill]] (which, since it was his own name he used as a substitute, certainly didn't hurt from a self-promotion standpoint.)standpoint).



* MemeticMolester: [[InvokedTrope Jokes being one]], at least in regard to self-admitted homophobic people such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s1iQODC5OI Tim Hardaway.]]

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* MemeticMolester: [[InvokedTrope Jokes being one]], one, at least in regard to self-admitted homophobic people such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s1iQODC5OI Tim Hardaway.]]



* PungeonMaster: His Facebook page, which usually contains at least one {{Pun}} per post, and expects LamePunReaction.

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* PungeonMaster: His Facebook page, which usually contains at least one {{Pun}} {{pun}} per post, and expects LamePunReaction.
20th Jul '16 11:51:07 AM nomuru2d
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-->My name is George ''Ta-kay''. Not ''Ta-kai'', as you've insisted on calling me for [[PrecisionFStrike forty fucking years!]] Remember: ''Ta-kaaayyyyy.'' Like in [[TakeThat ''toupeé'']].

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-->My name is George ''Ta-kay''. Not ''Ta-kai'', as you've insisted on calling me pronouncing it for [[PrecisionFStrike the last forty fucking years!]] years! Remember: ''Ta-kaaayyyyy.'' Like in [[TakeThat ''toupeé'']].
1st Jul '16 6:55:13 PM Doug86
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In 2006, he officially came out of the closet as a gay man, although many of his friends, family, and coworkers had long known this (for instance, by their account, pretty much the entire cast of ''Star Trek'' knew or at least strongly suspected, but never said anything). In 2008, he married his partner of twenty years, journalist Brad Altman. Takei continues to be an advocate for civil rights, gay rights and Asian-American issues. In 2012, he starred in the musical ''Theatre/{{Allegiance}}'', which deals with WorldWarII internment of Japanese Americans. He has also protested the [[RaceLift Race Lifting]] of Asian characters in Hollywood adaptations such as ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' and ''Manga/{{Akira}}.''

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In 2006, he officially came out of the closet as a gay man, although many of his friends, family, and coworkers had long known this (for instance, by their account, pretty much the entire cast of ''Star Trek'' knew or at least strongly suspected, but never said anything). In 2008, he married his partner of twenty years, journalist Brad Altman. Takei continues to be an advocate for civil rights, gay rights and Asian-American issues. In 2012, he starred in the musical ''Theatre/{{Allegiance}}'', which deals with WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII internment of Japanese Americans. He has also protested the [[RaceLift Race Lifting]] of Asian characters in Hollywood adaptations such as ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' and ''Manga/{{Akira}}.''
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