To the Stars: Autobiography of George Takei by George TakeiTo the Stars: Autobiography of George Takei by George Takei

To the Stars: Autobiography of George Takei

byGeorge Takei

Paperback | December 1, 1995

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Best known as Mr. Sulu, helmsman of the Starship EnterpriseTM and Captain of the Starship Excelsior, George Takei is beloved by millions as part of the command team that has taken audiences to new vistas of adventure in Star Trek&reg--the unprecedented television and feature film phenomenon.
From the program's birth in the changing world of the 1960s and death at the hands of the network, to its rebirth in the hearts and minds of loyal fans, the Star Trek story has blazed its own path into our recent cultural history, leading to a series of blockbuster feature films and three new versions of Star Trek for television.
The Star Trek story is one of boundless hope and crushing disappointment, wrenching rivalries and incredible achievements. It is also the story of how, after nearly thirty years, the cast of characters from a unique but poorly rated television show have come to be known to millions of Americans and people around the world as family.
For George Takei, the Star Trek adventure is intertwined with his personal odyssey through adversity in which four-year-old George and his family were forced by the United States government into internment camps during World War II.
Star Trek means much more to George Takei than an extraordinary career that has spanned thirty years. For an American whose ideals faced such a severe test, Star Trek represents a shining embodiment of the American Dream--the promise of an optimistic future in which people from all over the world contribute to a common destiny.
George Hosato Takei was born on April 20, 1937. He is an American actor and author, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. Takei is also a proponent of gay rights and active in state and local politics apart from his continued acting career. He has won several awards a...
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Title:To the Stars: Autobiography of George TakeiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 1.1 inPublished:December 1, 1995

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0671890093

ISBN - 13:9780671890094

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Takei begins his story in a World War II Japanese-American relocation camp--an odyssey that propelled him to become an actor, writer, businessman, and politically active individual. He then provides fascinating insights into the Star Trek phenomenon and offers unique perspectives on the rest of the show's ensemble