The “Star Trek,” Facebook and gay rights icon takes the spotlight
George Takei has already taken over your Facebook feed.
Now, it's time for him to take over your TV screens and movie theaters … again.
The longtime “Star Trek” veteran is the subject of the bio-doc “To Be Takei,” which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and hits theaters and VOD in August. The well-reviewed film starts with Takei's early days in internment camps for Japanese-Americans, and then follows his rise to sci-fi hero and 1970s sex symbol.
The story, of course, doesn't stop there; Takei has become a crusader for gay rights after coming out publicly, as well as a social media star with his witty Twitter and Facebook feeds. Expect to see a lot of this movie online over the next two months.