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To Be Takei (2014)

A look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.

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  • Genre: Documentary | Biography
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  • Size: 820.21M
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  • Run Time: 94
  • IMDB Rating: 6.9/10 
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The Synopsis for To Be Takei (2014) 720p

From outer space to Capitol Hill, from the silver screen to YouTube, the legendary George Takei has blazed his own trail while conquering new frontiers with a beaming trademark grin. Oh, my! To Be Takei is a look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei. His wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting. The film offers unprecedented access to the daily life of George and his husband/business partner Brad and chronicles George's fascinating personal journey from Japanese American internment camp to his iconic and groundbreaking role as Sulu on "Star Trek," and his rise as an pop culture icon.

The Director and Players for To Be Takei (2014) 720p

[Director]Jennifer M. Kroot
[Role:]Walter Koenig
[Role:]George Takei
[Role:]Brad Takei

The Reviews for To Be Takei (2014) 720p

Reviewed byvictukiVote: 8/10/10

George Takei, the famous Hikaru Sulu from the classic Star Trek, hashad a life worth to tell. As a kid, he spent some years with his familyin an internment camp on US soil (Yes, Americans did that too).Besides, back in those years of the "Good old America" being a youngAsian actor only meant he would get stereotyped roles. Takei wantedmore, and most certainly he did! Someone that had to endure really hardtimes has become a legend, a cultural icon even.

In this documentary we will meet Takei, his husband and manager Brad,relatives, fans...all of them have their place in Takei's endlessuniverse of love and positivity. There is not a specific approach, notdoses of drama or comedy, but a true depiction of a lovely couple, inwhich one of them turns to be a legend of sci-fi, and much, much more.

To Be Takei is a work about a man that had to trespass literal andmetaphorical fences and boundaries. A story told from the heart, fullof warmth and honesty. The story of a man that has fought againstprejudices, racism and homophobia, always passionately, always in apositive mood. He is and has been an icon to several generations, andstill manages to inspire, like he has done with this documentary. Atleast, he has inspired me, and I hope you watch it, because as healways says "It's OK to be Takei".

Simple and enjoyableReviewed byMartinHaferVote: 8/10

"To Be Takei" is a documentary about the life of George Takei of Star Trek fame. It primarily focuses on his life today as well as his childhood in a Japanese internment camp during WWII. For me, it offered only few surprises because I already knew quite a bit about Mr. Takei, as the actor has been very public in recent years. His Twitter feeds and comedy clips online are legendary and with a HUGE following numbering in many millions. However, despite me already knowing that he's gay and married his partner back in 2008, the film did reveal some interesting information about the man. However, despite a few revelations, the best part is simply to listen to the man talk about his life...and laugh. Yes, Takei is a chronic laugher and even when he talked about subjects he didn't like (such as every time William Shatner was mentioned), his smile and laughter was omnipresent--and it's hard not to like someone who laughs this heartily and this often.

The documentary consists of Takei, and sometimes his husband, Brad, talking about their lives and going about their exhaustive routine of film, convention, radio and public service appearances. However, it did not have a narrator--something I really liked in this film. So, instead of listening to a narrator explaining or interpreting, the film just lets him you are listening to him as he talks about whatever comes to mind or whatever piques his interest. Additionally, there are many television and movie clips as well as photos--which all help tell his story. The main themes are alienation and human rights. This begins with Takei's discussion of how his and other families were denied their basic freedom when Japanese-Americans on the West Coast were forced into internment camps during WWII (FYI--this did NOT happen to German-Americans despite the US also being at war with the Nazis). And, over the course of the film, it segues into his discussing his homosexuality and gay marriage. In particular, Takei's decision to come out about his orientation as well as discussing his life with his partner--and the film does a good job humanizing homosexual marriage and puts a face on it--making it more than just a concept. The films ends with a discussion of Takei's renaissance--his new career in the busy latter years of his life as a cultural icon--as well as his coming to terms with his internment years. All in all, the ending presents an interesting and unexpected turn of events to say the least over the last decade or so of his life.

"To Be Takei" is a nice, gentle picture where you tag along with Takei and learn from him and his years of experience. Most of it is very uplifting and enjoyable--though as I mentioned above, there isn't a lot of nice stuff in the film about William Shatner and I am sure the guy won't be buying a ticket to see this film himself! However, there are also interesting interviews with surviving cast members (including Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig without his toupee, as he apparently is NOT self-conscious about his baldness), footage of Takei greeting Star Trek fans and signing autographs at a convention as well as a few interviews with his friends. The sum total of all this is enjoyable and easy to watch--just like listening to an old friend reminisce.

Reviewed bysherilcoxVote: 9/10/10

It must be more than okay to be Tokei, it must be fantastic! WatchingGeorge and his husband, Brad, interact with each other and with theircrowds of fans was a great way to hide from an oppressively hot Augustafternoon. Their honest affection for each other and tender regard foreach other's friends and family evoked collective sighs and chucklesfrom a small but appreciative cinema audience.

We see George recount memories of his childhood internment, and thenlater watch him perform in the new theatrical musical, "Allegiance,"bringing those memories to life as he and his collaborators prepare fora Broadway preview later this year. His unmistakable voice, hisinimitable laugh, and charismatic presence are beautifully balanced byBrad's more practical and less animated personality.

"To Be Takei" is a must see for Trekkies and others who appreciate thecontributions of my favorite starship helmsman. Cameos from LeonardNimoy, Nichelle Nichols, and Walter Koenig prove that William Shatneris creepier than a Clingon. And, amazingly enough, I was able to watchHoward Stern without breaking-out in a brain rash. I positively enjoyedthis documentary and look forward to sharing it with others once itbecomes available through my subscription service.

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