George Takei

George Takei Says ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Sulu Reveal Is ‘Unfortunate’

by Britt Hayes July 7, 2016 @ 6:14 PM
Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
Well this is certainly unexpected. Earlier today, we learned that Star Trek Beyond will reveal that John Cho’s Sulu is gay, a move partially intended to honor the legacy of George Takei, the actor who originated the iconic role in the classic television series and who himself came out as gay in 2005. You’d think that Takei of all people would be thrilled by the decision, but that’s not exactly the case.

‘Star Trek Beyond’ Reveals John Cho’s Sulu Is Gay

by Matt Singer July 7, 2016 @ 10:32 AM
Some very cool news about this summer’s Star Trek Beyond, via the Australian newspaper the Herald Sun: They report that Beyond will reveal that John Cho’s Hikaru Sulu is gay. The character is also revealed to be “the loving father of a daughter with a same sex partner. And in typical trailblazing Trek fashion - it’s just not a big deal.” At least the daughter aspect fits with what little the previous Star Trek series revealed of Sulu’s private life; in 1994’s Star Trek Generations, Sulu’s daughter, Ensign Demora Sulu, serves as the helmsman on the Enterprise-B.

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Gets One More Magical Trailer

by Britt Hayes July 6, 2016 @ 2:02 PM
This summer hasn’t been a great one for movies (we even have actual data to back that up), and even if the rest of this month turns out to be as disappointing as June, we still have August to look forward to — and Kubo and the Two Strings, Laika’s latest stop-motion animation adventure, which looks like the studio’s most epic and visually stunning project yet. Even though the previous trailer was said to be the last we’d see before the film’s release, Laika has delivered one more sneak peek to tide you over until August.

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Video Explores En Sabah Nur’s Origins With the Help of George Takei

by Britt Hayes April 18, 2016 @ 5:48 PM
This is definitely the coolest piece of marketing for X-Men: Apocalypse, and whoever came up with it over at Fox most certainly deserves a raise. Inspired by the classic In Search Of docuseries hosted by Leonard Nimoy, this promo for a fictional series titled In the Footsteps Of… briefly explores the origins of Oscar Isaac’s X-Men villain. But the best part is definitely the choice to have Nimoy’s former Star Trek co-star George Takei serve as narrator.

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Trailer: More Fantastical Stop-Motion From Laika

by Charles Bramesco March 11, 2016 @ 10:16 AM
Focus Features
We’ve been looking forward to Laika’s upcoming fantasy adventure Kubo and the Two Strings since the first trailer surfaced back in December. The fledgling studio has accrued a ’00s-Pixar-level spotless track record in the past seven years; their releases Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls dazzled critics and audiences alike with their blend of ceaselessly clever humor and stop-motion wizardry. There’s no reason to believe Kubo won’t continue this hot streak for Laika, and the latest trailer to appear online cements this as one of the year’s most exciting animated releases. (Though the potential for crossover appeal in the world of furries is not quite as great as that of Zootopia. Point, Disney.)

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Trailer: Laika Takes You on an Epic Stop-Motion Fantasy Adventure

by Britt Hayes December 11, 2015 @ 5:48 PM
The studio behind ParaNorman, Coraline and The Boxtrolls returns with the beautiful new stop-motion animated project Kubo and the Two Strings, an action-fantasy-adventure that, uh, pulls out all the stops. But seriously, the first trailer for Laika’s latest looks more epic and stunning than anything they’ve attempted before.

'Archer' Review: "A Debt of Honor"

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 27, 2014 @ 9:57 PM
Archer’ season 5 adds a bit more ‘Vice’ in its latest episode “A Debt of Honor,” as Pam's unstable behavior brings down the wrath of the Yakuza on the ISIS team holed up in Cheryl's mansion.
Last week’s ‘Archer’ installment “A Kiss While Dying” saw the former ISIS team heading to Florida for their first cocaine deal, which quickly spiraled out of control, so does “A Debt of Honor” keep the changes rolling? Is ‘Archer’ season 5 already going off the rails?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Archer’ season 5 episode 3, “A Debt of Honor!”

'To Be Takei' Review

by Jordan Hoffman January 18, 2014 @ 9:50 PM
Dodgeville Films
It's more than just “OK to be Takei.”
If you are one of the six million people who follow the internet meme-machine that is George Takei on social media, you know that this catchphrase was just one example of 'Star Trek''s original Mr. Sulu using his wry wit to promote marriage equality and normalize the gay lifestyle.

George Takei as Every Character in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

by Kristy Puchko May 20, 2013 @ 11:45 AM
Kristy Puchko / Paramount
This past weekend J.J. Abrams unleashed the second entry in his rebooted 'Star Trek' franchise, 'Star Trek Into Darkness.' With Kirk, Spock, Uhura and company back in theaters, we've been giddily revisiting all things Enterprise, and we realized there is one thing this reboot demands more of: George Takei. Like swashbuckling Sulu wouldn't have improved things by 100%.
Takei has emerged as a major force in social networking, political activism and general interwebs awesomeness. And we just can't get enough. Just imagine what 'Star Trek Into Darkness' would look like with Takei playing every character. We did. Oh my!

'The New Normal' Tractors in George Takei and Nicole Richie

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 28, 2012 @ 5:30 PM
NBC / David Livingston/Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images
Considering the pilot episode alone boasted a cameo appearance by Gwyneth Paltrow, it should have been fairly obvious that Ryan Murphy's NBC hit 'The New Normal' wasn't going to be hurting for guest stars anytime soon.  Among the latest to join the show's freshman season are legendary 'Star Trek' star and LGBT icon George Takei, along with fashion star Nicole Richie.  But how big will either appearance be, and when can we expect them?