Today is George Takei’s 77th birthday!
George Takei has had an amazing life so far. Born in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, he braved adversity first in the interment camps during World War II and then as a gay man working in Hollywood as he matured. He’s acted in feature motion pictures and television series, but he rocketed to true stardom in 1965 when he first appeared as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu of the Federation starship Enterprise on the landmark science fiction television show, Star Trek. Since then he’s been involved in local politics in Los Angeles, co-written a science fiction novel with Robert Asprin called Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe, and appeared in a number of Star Trek motion pictures, as well as dozens of other television and motion pictures roles.
[krvod side=left url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KItZHL9cVM]Since he’s still best loved for his portrayal of Lt. Sulu, we’re going to be celebrating as only a science fiction radio station can: we’re tossing a big helping of Star Trek music into the mix, not only from all the movies, but from fandom as well! You can hear sound track music as well as great tunes from groups like Warp 11, and Five Year Mission! Listen all day to enjoy this tribute to the captain of the Excelsior.
Happy Birthday, George, from all of us at SCIFI.radio. May this planet enjoy the pleasure of your residence for many decades to come.
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