Full Frame Snapshot: George Takei

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George Takei

George Takei is one of the few Asian-Americans to make it in Hollywood during the late 1950s. He gained worldwide notoriety for his portrayal of Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the acclaimed 1960s American sci-fi television series “Star Trek,” along with the show’s first six feature films.

With his signature voice and signature wit, the sci-fi icon has appeared in more than 40 feature films and countless television roles during an acting career spanning five decades. In addition, he’s an author, director, activist and, in recent years, a social media mega-star.

Takei has also won numerous awards and accolades for his human rights advocacy and his efforts to bring attention to a very dark period in American history — the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

CCTV America’s Mike Walter spoke with Takei about his remarkable journey and new YouTube show and heard his thoughts on some of today’s most controversial headlines, including the issue of whitewashing and yellow face in Hollywood.

 

Takei on #StarringJohnCho and #whitewashedOUT

Takei discusses the social media campaigns and his objectives for changing Hollywood once and for all.

Takei on #starringjohncho and #whitewashedout

Takei on #starringjohncho and #whitewashedout

George Takei tells Full Frame’s Mike Walter about the success of his new web series, It Takeis Two, and the astonishing fact he learned about his husband, Brad Altman, while making the series.

 

Takei on Japanese internment

Takei talks about being imprisoned as a child by the U.S. government during WWII.

Takei on Japanese internment

Takei on Japanese internment

George Takei tells Full Frame’s Mike Walter about being imprisoned as a child by the U.S. government in Japanese-American internment camps during WWII.

 

Takei on “Star Trek”

Takei remembers legendary “Star Trek” creator Gene Rodenberry and explains why the iconic TV series and films were ahead of their time in highlighting the importance of diversity. The Star Trek franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Takei on Star Trek

Takei on Star Trek

George Takei remembers legendary Star Trek creator Gene Rodenberry and explains why the iconic TV series and films were ahead of their time in highlighting the importance of diversity. The Star Trek franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

 

Takei on changing Hollywood

Takei shares his thoughts on the lack of progress in Hollywood when it comes to diversity.

Takei on changing Hollywood

Takei on changing Hollywood

George Takei shares his thoughts on the lack of progress in Hollywood when it comes to diversity and why American history has proven that tolerating stereotypes can have very dire consequences.

 

Takei on his social media fame

Takei tells the impetus for his internet success.

Takei on his social media fame

Takei on his social media fame

George Takei tells Full Frame’s Mike Walter about the impetus for his social media success.

 

Takei on “It Takeis Two”

Takei talks about the success of his new web series, “It Takeis Two.”

Takei on \\\"It Takeis Two\\\"

Takei on \\\"It Takeis Two\\\"

George Takei tells Full Frame’s Mike Walter about the success of his new web series, It Takeis Two, and the astonishing fact he learned about his husband, Brad Altman, while making the series.

Takei on social media