To Be Takei

To Be Takei

Streaming Video - 2014
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A hilarious and moving look at legendary actor/activist and pop culture icon George Takei who has conquered new frontiers, from outer space to Capitol Hill, with his trademark grin. Oh, my!
Publisher: [United States] : Starz Digital Media : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 94 min.)) : sd., col.
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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winston16
Jan 16, 2017

Very interesting documentary about an actor who has been defined by a hit TV series (although I've never seen Star Trek) but who has many more levels to him. The story of his family's internment in a Japanese/American camp is a lesson we need to be reminded of today. His personal story involving his homosexuality is also compelling.

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BridgettM
Nov 21, 2016

To Be Takei is an interesting and fun documentary. I've never been a Trekkie, and before watching this I didn't know much about George Takei, who played Sulu in the original Star Trek TV series and multiple movies. I found many things about him to be inspiring, including his outspokenness, activism and joy. And, if you need to know how to say "Takei," just remember what he has told William Shatner: it rhymes with toupee.

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LittleNoName
Feb 19, 2016

Not something I'm interested in. Not leaving star rating because of this.

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VcrRocker
May 08, 2015

A very enjoyable DVD - especially the extras - I like imperfections shown in the relationship with his husband - like when they are making a sandwich. I'm amazed at how much fun and enjoyment Takei has when meeting fans, promoting projects, and battling the industry/world in general. Takei illustrates that loving yourself, may be the most important key to self esteem....and self preservation.

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duane767
Apr 12, 2015

'Sulu' finds himself and gains (or regains) his dignity by coming to terms with his experience in Japanese internment camps and with his homosexuality. But outside of his sexual orientation, this is the story of a man who is simply trying to walk upright. I only say outside of his sexual orientation because the measure of anyone isn't whether their hetero or homo, neither is it their ethnicity or pedigree, but it's their heart and the direction that their lives take. Do they contribute something to the world around them by the choices they make? That's the measure I think we all look for in each other and in ourselves.

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Lirael
Mar 26, 2015

An inspirational, funny, moving portrait of someone who overcame quite so many challenges, tackled injustice, and made a difference for so many. Takei is so much more than just an actor!

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MT60
Mar 26, 2015

What a life he has had so far - spending part of childhood in prison camp for Americans of Japanese ancestry, acting, running for political office, serving on L.A. transit commission for over a decade. Continues to reinvent himself. Much more interesting celebrity documentary than most.

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