Tuesday, July 2, 2013

George Takei at Supercon 2013

George Takei, best known as Hikaru Sulu from Star Trek, will be a guest at this year's Florida Supercon in Miami, which runs from July 4th through the 7th.

Takei, currently a regular on Sirius XM satellite radio's Howard Stern Show, has been in recent years a crusader to raise awareness of America's internment camps that Japanese-Americans - including him - were imprisoned in during World War II. As Takei told the Miami New Times:

"The best way to reach people intellectually but also in their hearts is a musical," Takei says. And if you know the exact number of minutes in a year (525,600 — thanks, Rent!) or that Oklahoma is a real place, he might be right. To that end, Takei has both inspired and stars in Allegiance, a musical about life in the internment camps that he expects to premiere on Broadway next spring. An earlier version broke attendance records during its run in California, eventually winning the 2012 Outstanding New Musical award from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle.

In 2009, Takei appeared in an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, making him the only leading actor from Star Trek to also take part in a Star Wars production.

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