Thursday, 3 July 2014

Mr Sulu boldly goes across the Atlantic on QM2


George Takei, Star Trek’s Mr Sulu, has left the helm of USS Enterprise to take on a new challenge. He is to appear on board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 during a Transatlantic crossing later this month to present a special screening of his biographical documentary, To Be Takei.
The film looks at the roles the 77-year-old actor has played in real life as well as on screen,starting from his childhood in US internment camps for Japanese-Americans in the Second World War, through to his latest career as a social media phenomenon with more than seven million Facebook followers.
It has been shown at the Sundance Festival and will be screened on QM2 during the July 28 voyage from New York to Southampton, weeks ahead of its official US premiere scheduled for August 22.
George will also make two appearances speaking to an audience of passengers. The first presentation will cover the communities which have influenced his life; the second is about his 50-year Hollywood career.
“The documentary gives viewers an honest look at me and my career, and I’m looking forward to the discussion with fellow passengers,” Takei said.  “With such an impressive history of guests over the past 10 years, Queen Mary 2 is a wonderful place to share stories and laughter.”  


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