This year we are pleased to feature George Takei as our Ray Browne Lecture series speaker. While he is most known for his portrayal of Sulu in the original Star Trek series, he is also a well-known advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. George was also interned as a youth as a Japanese-American during World
War II. He will be talking about all these subjects. We think that you will find him both approachable and engaging and willing to talk with our membership. Bring something special for him to autograph! Explore his website at http://www.georgetakei.com. A biographical review of his career appears on his website, http://www.georgetakei.com/bio.asp. Below is a partial listing of his film career: George’s professional acting debut occurred on a 1959 episode of the pioneering live television drama series, Playhouse 90. His motion picture debut was in Ice Palace starring Richard Burton, released by Warner Bros. in 1959. Films include six Star Trek motion pictures (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek: The Motion Picture), Larry Crowne, The Great Buck Howard, The Red Canvas, You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, Ninja Cheerleaders, DC 9/11: Time of Crisis, The Green Berets, Majority of One, New World Order aka Noon Blue Apples, Who Gets the House?, Mulan and Mulan II, Trekkies, The Best Bad Thing, Patient 14, Chongbal aka Vanished, Live by the Fist, Bug Busters, Kissinger and Nixon, Prisoners of the Sun aka Blood Oath, Return From the River Kwai, Red Line 7000,
Never So Few, Walk Don’t Run, An American Dream, P.T. 109, Oblivion, The Loudmouth, Which Way to the Front?, Bicycle Built for Three, and Hell to Eternity (http://www.georgetakei.com/bio.asp).