Bonzo_1116: He's awesome as the old grandpa in his new musical, too.I got all sad when they gonged away ojiisan in his veggie garden in the internment camo.
Snapper Carr: [img850.imageshack.us image 520x220]I would watch this
UsikFark: quatchi: I usually don't like these kind of things but this one was well done.Not sure what the Thoreal ad had to do with George but I appreciated it's addition.[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x335] /Obligatory in all GT threads.//Hot as well, of course.George looks better than that lone square of set dressing glued to the wall.
RockofAges: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]Picked it up for $2 at SPCA yard sale. One of the best autobio's I ever read. Only 40% of it is on Trek. A great deal of it discusses his earlier life, particularly within the Japanese Internment camps. Throughout, his intelligence is obvious -- although, yes, he CAN get a bit catty about the acting career. That's part of the game, though. Nowhere near as bad as The Shat, who doesn't get a very good shake in this book.
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JosephFinn: Bonzo_1116: He's awesome as the old grandpa in his new musical, too.I got all sad when they gonged away ojiisan in his veggie garden in the internment camo.So how is the musical overall?
Gyrfalcon: Podmore: He came to my work to talk about diversity once, He was a really good speaker with an amazing life story. I found myself really liking him.He does have one of the most interesting lives ever. Almost nobody on the planet is ever going to top him.So to speak.
Zombalupagus: 12) His farkin' voice.Am I the only one that thinks he has a redonkulously awesome voice? I'm really surprised he never got any voice work after doing Star Trek. He could easily do villains, a la Vincent Price, or commercials, or what-have-you.
whizbangthedirtfarmer: /The Shatner bio basically said the same thing
tgambitg: Zombalupagus: 12) His farkin' voice.Am I the only one that thinks he has a redonkulously awesome voice? I'm really surprised he never got any voice work after doing Star Trek. He could easily do villains, a la Vincent Price, or commercials, or what-have-you.He's done a HUGE amount of voice work, check out his IMDB...
fredbox: My encounter was with James Doohan, who was even drunker than I was.
Porous Horace: He needs to make the move from Sulu to Solo.
wippit: Huck And Molly Ziegler: Wait, wait ... I thought Neil Patrick Harris was the best damned person on the planet ...Hmmm....NPH, living with his elderly (sorry George) adoptive gay father, raising an adopted boy who is also gay.We'll call the show "Gay"Book it, Fox!
BlackArt: My favourite line at Shatner roast was Jeffrey Ross asking George if it made that shooshing sound when he came out of the closet.
TopoGigo: Man, more scripts on that page than a transformer porn site.
905: Out of the ST alums I've had the chance to meet, Takei and Wil were by far the funniest and nicest folks. Also thought Mark Lenard was pretty classy, though one would think he was all business based on his characters in Star Trek, Buck Rogers, etc.
ConConHead: BlackArt: My favourite line at Shatner roast was Jeffrey Ross asking George if it made that shooshing sound when he came out of the closet.Half of Shatner's roast (hell 3/4 of it) is poking fun at Takei because it was right after he came out. He and Betty White rocked the place though and shut down the younger morons with class and hilarity.
JosephFinn: "Oh, and Bill? My name is pronounced "Takei." You know, like 'toupee'."
Edymnion: Mandatory retelling of the family story of when my parents had their Takei encounter:It was just after the shooting for Voyage Home had wrapped up and the cast was doing the convention circuit to help promote it. They were at... I can't recall the name of the convention, but a rinky dink thing down in Atlanta. Anyway, four of the original cast were there (Nicholes, Takei, Kroening, and Kelly) signing autographs at a place across the street from the con. My parents (this was 85-86, so I was about 5 at the time and obviously didn't get to go) were dressed as TOS redshirts for the con and wanted to get autographs, but the line was stretched around the block a couple times over. So, being the evil people they were, they found an unlocked back door and tried to sneak in. They were promptly caught, but thinking fast on their feet they said they were security from the convention for the autograph session. The security at the place bought it and stationed them on either side of the table.Day went on, and Nichols was getting upset with Takei because he wouldn't stop taking 10 minutes talking to every damned person that came down the line and he was slowing everything down. So, she leaned over to my mother and said "Will you go tell George to shut the hell up?"My mother, being a diehard trekkie immediately though "I can't tell George Takei to shut up!" so she walks down the table, taps him on the shoulder and says "Miss Nicholes would like to request that you spend a little less time talking to the guests, please." That sounded nice and PC until George turned around and laughed "No she didn't. She told me to shut the hell up, didn't she?"
Contents Under Pressure: Met him ages ago at various mid-1970s ST cons. He was always very pleasant to people.I had no idea he was gay until the 1980s because he used to say flirty things to female fans at the Q&A sessions. Years later, a very religious relative is chatting with me and tells me Takei is gay.Fast forward to the nationwide discussions about gay marriage. This religious relative was totally against gay marriage. I tried to explain that gay people getting married was not a comment on straight people's marriages, it was only fair, and why can't gays be as miserable as the rest of us?To quote Neil Patrick Harris: "Wait for it."George marries Brad and my relative turned on a dime on the whole issue. She called me up to tell me Takei got married. This time I already knew about it, but pretended it was a surprise. She vehemently denied being anti-gay marriage in the past. Whatever.That is the magic of Takei.
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