Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars
George Takei started in a little series called “Star Trek” but beyond the show, he has become very important and still very relevant in today’s pop culture. “To Be Takei” is a documentary about his life. It is currently only available on Amazon as an exclusive. But whether you follow Takei on Facebook or Twitter, this is not just a film for his fans. This will easily win over anyone who enjoys a great documentary. Star Trek fan or not also. The film is backed with great music and the animation scenes are a nice fit as well. It is a an honest documentary that gives a lot of insight into his life. It has a lot of heart yet still is very funny. The doc also featuring special appearances by William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Dan Savage, the new “Sulu” John Cho, and many more. Definitely recommend checking out!
Official Premise: 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 hilarious, entertaining, and moving 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 film shows what it truly means to be Takei