First ‘To Be Takei’ Trailer Dives Into George Takei’s Past and Personal Triumphs (Video)

The “Star Trek,” Facebook and gay rights icon takes the spotlight

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 4:24 PM

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.

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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.

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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.