George Takei is best known as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek. Thisdocumentary does hook on this role but does not linger for too long.The in-depth view of this extraordinary Asian-American. George survivedthe Asian internment camps during WWII in Arkansas. A chapter not oftenspoken about in our American history, this was tough. George fought theHollywood stereotype of Asians on film and TV. He also has served as arole model as a gay man who came out late in life. Along with his lifelong partner Brad, this movie masterfully showcases a full life. Abrilliant on screen look behind this well known pop culture icon. Afascinating look into one man's extraordinary life.
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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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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.
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Reviewed bywilson trivinoVote: 10/10/10
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.
George Takei's a no-brainer for a documentary subject, what with hisbeing a pillar of the LGBT community and as a social media force. And"To Be Takei" devotes plenty of time to this facet of his life. But italso devotes plenty of time to his childhood relocation and internmentduring WWII. It's here where things turn dark, and the bigotry of theperiod is shocking. And I didn't know that he was instrumental ingetting U.S. government restitution for said internment. Powerfulstuff. There's moderate attention paid to his Star Trek legacy, andit's here where the movie disappoints. Shatner comes off as a dick,which is kinda sad. I know there's truth to the bad blood story, butthere's also shameless editorializing at his expense. It's a bummer.
This movie's fairly mediocre; the focus is scattered and we bouncearound haphazardly. But there's also plenty to learn about the man.