History Creator / GeorgeTakei

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}}.''
6th May '16 6:59:37 AM aye_amber
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In the 2000s, Takei gained new fame by appearing regularly on TheHowardSternShow, giving birth to his own MemeticMutation: "Ohhhhhh myyyyyy." He also appeared as Hiro's dad on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' and voiced animated Asian characters such as the Fa ancestor from ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', a Fire nation jailor in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', and Emperor Yoshiro, leader of the Empire of the Rising Sun in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', where he gave us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yytbDZrw1jc this lovely bit of]] MemeticMutation. He voiced Separatist general Lok Durd in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', making him one of the first actors to have a role in both of the two largest "Star" franchises. He has played two mentorial roles in the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise, first as Master Yoketron, Prowl's cyber-ninja mentor from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', and Optimus Prime's mentor, the archivist Alpha Trion in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. Oh, and he also voiced ComicBook/{{Galactus}}, the Devourer of Worlds himself, in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''.

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In the 2000s, Takei gained new fame by appearing regularly on TheHowardSternShow, Radio/TheHowardSternShow, giving birth to his own MemeticMutation: "Ohhhhhh myyyyyy." He also appeared as Hiro's dad on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' and voiced animated Asian characters such as the Fa ancestor from ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', a Fire nation jailor in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', and Emperor Yoshiro, leader of the Empire of the Rising Sun in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', where he gave us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yytbDZrw1jc this lovely bit of]] MemeticMutation. He voiced Separatist general Lok Durd in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', making him one of the first actors to have a role in both of the two largest "Star" franchises. He has played two mentorial roles in the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise, first as Master Yoketron, Prowl's cyber-ninja mentor from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', and Optimus Prime's mentor, the archivist Alpha Trion in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. Oh, and he also voiced ComicBook/{{Galactus}}, the Devourer of Worlds himself, in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''.
6th May '16 6:57:14 AM aye_amber
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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}}''.

He has a ''huge'' Facebook following. By March 2012, his page had [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2012/03/23/how-george-takei-conquered-facebook/ nearly 1.4 million]] followers. The page surpassed 5 million followers late in 2013. He has been a semi-cast member of ''TheHowardSternShow'' since the show's move to satellite in 2005, officially the show's announcer and sits in for week-long stints when he's in New York.

In 2015, ''{{Allegiance}}'' opened on Broadway with Takei in the dual role of the present day Sam Kimura and "Ojii-san" (Grandfather) in the flashback to the 1940s.

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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}}''.

''Manga/{{Akira}}.''

He has a ''huge'' Facebook following. By March 2012, his page had [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2012/03/23/how-george-takei-conquered-facebook/ nearly 1.4 million]] followers. The page surpassed 5 million followers late in 2013. He has been a semi-cast member of ''TheHowardSternShow'' ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow'' since the show's move to satellite in 2005, officially the show's announcer and sits in for week-long stints when he's in New York.

In 2015, ''{{Allegiance}}'' ''Theatre/{{Allegiance}}'' opened on Broadway with Takei in the dual role of the present day Sam Kimura and "Ojii-san" (Grandfather) in the flashback to the 1940s.
29th Apr '16 4:29:14 PM DavidDelony
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* CoolOldGuyCoolOldGuy: One of the most popular personalities on social media.
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