‘To Be Takei’

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A new documentary by filmmaker Jennifer Kroot looks at the life of actor, activist and social media master George Takei. When Kroot first approached George Takei and his husband Brad about doing a documentary, the couple wasn’t so sure, but eventually agreed after learning Kroot was a Star Trek fan herself and had been intrigued by Takei after reading his autobiography. The resulting film, To Be Takei, looks at Takei’s life from his childhood in an internment camp to his years on the Star Trek TV show and movies to his recent activism for marriage equality.

George and Brad Takei
George Takei and his husband Brad

Takei also talks about the massive production problems behind the scenes of the first Star Trek feature film and why it is that after working together for decades, William Shatner claims not to know him.

Credits

Guest:
George Takei - Actor known for his portrayal of Star Trek's Mr. Sulu - @GeorgeTakei

Host:
Kim Masters

Producer:
Kaitlin Parker