George Takei on Star Trek & Origins of Hikaru Sulu [DemocracyNow!]
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Best known for playing Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek, legendary actor George Takei joins Democracy Now! for a discussion about his career and political activism. In this excerpt, he talks about the creation of the famous TV show, how he got the part playing Hikaru Sulu (and how the creators came up with the name), and what the Starship Enterprise symbolizes. He also talks about his decision to come out gay publically and his activism around marriage equality and LGBT rights.