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To Be Takei (2014)

A look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.

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  • Genre: Documentary | Biography
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  • Size: 820.21M
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  • Run Time: 94
  • IMDB Rating: 6.9/10 
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The Synopsis for To Be Takei (2014) 720p

From outer space to Capitol Hill, from the silver screen to YouTube, the legendary George Takei has blazed his own trail while conquering new frontiers with a beaming trademark grin. Oh, my! To Be Takei is a look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei. His wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting. The film offers unprecedented access to the daily life of George and his husband/business partner Brad and chronicles George's fascinating personal journey from Japanese American internment camp to his iconic and groundbreaking role as Sulu on "Star Trek," and his rise as an pop culture icon.


The Director and Players for To Be Takei (2014) 720p

[Director]Jennifer M. Kroot
[Role:]Walter Koenig
[Role:]George Takei
[Role:]Brad Takei


The Reviews for To Be Takei (2014) 720p


A Light & Fun DocumentaryReviewed bybloodclayVote: 7/10

It's been forty-seven years since George Takei began his iconic role as Sulu on the Star Trek television series, and since then he's gone on to participate in an animated show along with six feature films portraying the same character. But what most people outside of his intimate fan-base don't realize is that throughout the bulk of his acting career he was forced to hide his homosexuality, fearing he would lose his job and other subsequent parts he hoped to get.

But now with battles over same-sex marriage starting to see a hopeful end, he's become deeply imbedded in the fight for gay rights. And with his position as official announcer on The Howard Stern Show, has been quite upfront about his orientation.

And "To Be Takei" doesn't make a huge deal out of it, which is one of the main reasons I liked it. It's a documentary that treats its subject as is, and doesn't try to explain his many odd (but hilarious) characteristics.

As he says himself, his "life has been transformed as fantastically as science fiction", and he's got a point. From spending four years in various internment camps during World War 2, where American citizens of Japanese descent were rounded up and put after Pearl Harbor, to becoming a sort-of pop culture icon contained in his own bubble far away from the hubbub of Hollywood.

And the film captures his personality superbly, focusing on his constant trips to comic-cons and conventions accompanied by his Husband Brad (with their relationship also serving as a huge focal point).

It may not be a documentary that's in anyway breaking ground, but to me, it didn't matter. It's a light, fun movie that will be savored by fans of Takei.

Reviewed bywilson trivinoVote: 10/10/10

George Takei is best known as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek. Thisdocumentary does hook on this role but does not linger for too long.The in-depth view of this extraordinary Asian-American. George survivedthe Asian internment camps during WWII in Arkansas. A chapter not oftenspoken about in our American history, this was tough. George fought theHollywood stereotype of Asians on film and TV. He also has served as arole model as a gay man who came out late in life. Along with his lifelong partner Brad, this movie masterfully showcases a full life. Abrilliant on screen look behind this well known pop culture icon. Afascinating look into one man's extraordinary life.

Reviewed byAlisonVote: 9/10/10

George Takei (pronounced as in "toupee," as George points out) is bestknown in North American culture as Lt. Hikaru Sulu on the original"Star Trek" television series from the 1960s and the numerous laterfilms. This documentary traces his life from his childhood years spentin a Japanese-American internment camp during WWII, through hisstruggles as a Japanese-American actor trying to get work, hissignature role as Sulu, subsequent work in politics and with the LosAngeles transit company, and finally into his activism as a gay manfighting for marriage equality. Throughout the film, he comes across asoptimistic, humble and friendly. It is clear that he depends on hislong-term partner and now husband Brad, and that their relationship iscentral to both their lives, but he also talks candidly about beingcloseted for many decades, primarily so that he could continue to work.He regrets having taken stereotypical Japanese roles in a couple ofJerry Lewis films, but he is also proud of the fact that hischaracterization of Sulu encouraged younger Asian actors to keep tryingto find acting work (many current Asian actors point to George as beingtheir first role model in television and film).

The only sour note in the film comes from William Shatner, Captain Kirkhimself, who insists several times that he and George had no personalrelationship and even that Kirk and Sulu had no personal relationshipin the TV show and films; and of course he claims to have received noinvitation to George and Brad's wedding, which is not true. The biggestsurprise to me was Howard Stern, a radio shock-jock who generally seemslike just a super-annoying person but who talks with, and about, Georgewith obvious affection.

As a document showcasing what Hollywood was like for non-white actorsbetween the 1950s and modern times, there could have been a bit moreinformation. But as a document describing the life, career and personalarc of an individual who has lived an interesting life in interestingtimes, this is stellar.

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