All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘george takei’

George Takei Talks ‘Star Trek’ Costar William Shatner, Doesn’t Need to Forgive Him

George Takei and William Shatner starred together in Star Trek, but the two haven’t gotten along in years. For the first time since their rift, George Takei is speaking out about the supposed feud, saying it is over. Takei claims William Shatner uses their non-friendship for publicity purposes. “It’s not tension, it’s all coming from Bill,” the 78-year-old said in …

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Nichelle Nichols, Uhura of ‘Star Trek,’ Suffers Mild Stroke, Is ‘Resting Comfortably’

Nichelle Nichols, who starred in the original Star Trek series as Lieutenant Uhura, has reportedly suffered a mild stroke. According to Nichelle Nichols’ rep Michael Conley, the 82-year-old actress has been hospitalized and is stable. “Nichelle Nichols is resting comfortably and undergoing tests. We do not have a prognosis yet but everyone’s prayers and well wishes are appreciated,” he told …

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Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’s’ Spock, Dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the iconic Mr. Spock in the Star Trek TV show and films, died Friday at the age of 83. He had end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed the actor’s passing. More than just an actor, Leonard Nimoy made a name for himself in the many of the art worlds. …

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William Shatner is a ‘Douche’, says Artie Lange

The thing about William Shatner is, you either love him or you don’t. As a legend and piece of Star Trek history, many people do love Shatner. But even some Trek fans are a bit put off by him and prefer Patrick Stewart. But those are generally people who are judging between two characters: Kirk and Picard. We’re talking about …

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George Takei for New Star Trek Film?

The rumors about the next Star Trek film are already heating up. Comments by some folks associated with the upcoming production, currently slated for a 2016 release, have fans hoping for a Trek that is even more akin to the Original Series that it rebooted. Sure, the alternate timeline approach allows for variation, but it is familiar characters and settings …

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George Takei Tells Facebook: If You Don’t Like His Humor, You Can Unfriend Him

George Takei knows that not everyone will get his humor. Takei has said that he uses his humor to draw attention to causes dear to his heart, like marriage equality. In fact, it was that very thing that caused him to come out in the first place. Rather than rave and rant, Takei chooses to use humor as his weapon. …

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George Takei Reveals How He Came Out Because of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Star Trek alum George Takei has become the well-broadcast voice of the gay community on social media. He has championed the cause of bullied gay teens and marriage equality in general. He even once offered that his own name “Takei” (which, he famously explained at William Shatner’s roast, rhymes with “toupeé”) could be used in the place of the word …

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William Shatner, George Takei: Strange Quid Pro Quo

Over the years, the enmity between William Shatner and George Takei has popped up over and over again. The two Star Trek alum take shots at each other from time to time in the media. But no one is really sure why, other than just general incompatibility. Even Shatner himself says he is clueless about why Takei hates him. He …

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William Shatner Not Happy With Zuckerberg App

William Shatner is clearly not happy with Mark Zuckerberg’s new app–the one that is available to celebrities only. Called ‘Mentions,’ the app is available to celebs and notable people so they can keep track of how often their names are mentioned on Facebook. Shatner dissed ‘Mentions’ via his Tumblr account, sharing his dislike (no, they still don’t have a button …

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William Shatner Craps On Zuckerberg’s New App

William Shatner took to his Tumblr account recently to write up a review of Facebook’s new app, Mentions. The Mentions app is not available to everyone, but is intended for celebrities and public figures who would get “mentioned” on Facebook. The idea is that it allows said celebs to interact better with fans and to keep track of their “publicity …

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George Takei’s LGBT Pride, Hopes For Pride in Japan

George Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek television series, showed his LGBT pride in Seattle on Sunday when he served as the celebrity grand marshal for the 40th annual Pride Parade. Takei did not reveal that he was gay until 2005 when he told Frontiers magazine that he had been in a committed …

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George Takei Documentary Gets First Trailer

George Takei has had a throng of loyal fans since his days on Star Trek, but in recent years his oh-so-shareable social media presence and stance on gay rights has brought on a huge surge in his popularity. Now, a documentary is soon to be released which will give us an inside look at one of the most fascinating people …

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