On TV, George Takei played the iconic role of Lieutenant Sulu in Star Trek. He was a helmsmen, an officer, and at times even commanded the ship during the various misadventures of the starship Enterprise, eventually ascending the ranks and becoming the captain of his own ship, the USS Excelsior.
As successful as Sulu was, Takei himself has been on and off screen. At 79, he is an author, speaker, advocate, and Broadway star, with a hit 2012 play, Allegiance, that was inspired by his own family’s tale of being forced from their homes to the Japanese internment camps established by the US during World War II.
Online, Takei takes on the role of the meme-loving “fun uncle.” Aside from his online presence as an activist for human rights in general, and LGBTQ issues, he’s also always good for a cute kitty, silly picture or strange product review that makes us say “Oh myyyy…”
If you, like us, can’t get enough of him, from Trek or elsewhere, get excited, because he’s headed to Chicago for a special screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan at the Chicago Theatre tomorrow night, February 4, at 8 pm, and tickets are still available. This special show will feature the full film, followed by the man himself regaling us with behind-the-scenes tales from the set and then hosting a fan Q&A. Full of mischief, compassion and fierceness, we think missing this would certainly be a mistake.
Start off your Super Bowl weekend with some sci-fi fun, and grab a seat for a classic film and what’s sure to be an unforgettable evening. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.