History Creator / GeorgeTakei

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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* CoolOldGuy

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* CoolOldGuyCoolOldGuy: One of the most popular personalities on social media.
4th Apr '16 7:48:06 PM Eagal
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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]].



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



* [[NotWhatItLooksLike Not What It Sounds Like]]: Takei, upon hearing he would have a ShirtlessScene in the ''Star Trek'' episode "The Naked Time," immediately started working out.

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* [[NotWhatItLooksLike Not What It Sounds Like]]: NotWhatItLooksLike: Takei, upon hearing he would have a ShirtlessScene in the ''Star Trek'' episode "The Naked Time," immediately started working out.



* 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}}''.
4th Apr '16 7:44:58 PM Eagal
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* TooSoon: A sad accidental example on his Facebook page. He posted a photo of the ''Enterprise'' crashed in the sand with the caption "Go home, Sulu; You're Drunk." Unfortunately, this happened around the same day as a [[http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/06/us/california-plane-incident/ plane crash in San Francisco]] 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.
** For those who don't know, Starfleet is headquartered in San Francisco. Given that Takei's page presumably has a disproportionate number of Star Trek fans, a lot of people probably made that connection.



* 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.
23rd Feb '16 2:39:06 AM KhlavKalash
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-->Ohhhhhhh.....myyyyyyyyyyy....

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-->Ohhhhhhh.....myyyyyyyyyyy....-->Ohhhhhhh... myyyyyyyyyyy...
23rd Feb '16 2:38:49 AM KhlavKalash
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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" 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" if asked directly by fans. Takei has also said that he would bring his partners(at partners (at that time) to TOS parties and no one ever said anything.
18th Jan '16 5:09:02 PM Kalmbach
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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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