To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu

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Pocket Books, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 406 pages
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Best known as Mr. Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise 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 - the unprecedented television and feature film phenomenon.
From the program's 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.
While the public record of Star Trek is familiar to us all, much of the real story is not. Starting with Star Trek's inception and encompassing its breakneck production schedule, the show's cancellation and its renewed life in films, George Takei gives a unique firsthand account of the creative experiences, personalities, and egos behind the thirty-year Star Trek phenomenon.
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.

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One night in Sept 1966, I sat down in front of the old black-and-white TV in my bedroom to watch a new TV show called Star Trek. From the very first episode all the way until today, I am still proud to be a big fan of the whole Star Trek world!<br/><br/>It should be no surprise that when I discovered "To The Stars" by George Takei (Mr Sulu to you), I downloaded it from audible.com and listened. A relatively short book (about 3+ hours of audio) it covered the life story of our favorite helmsman. From growing up a Japanese-American in the camps during WWII to his entry into acting and his efforts in the world of Star Trek.<br/><br/>A nice book for a Star Trek fan.<br/> 

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This book was captivating. I had no idea how much Mr. Takei was involved in local politics. Read full review

Contents

Prologue Silver Anniversary
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An American Beginning
9
Journey to Arkansas
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Copyright

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George Takei George Takei originated the role of Sulu, the helmsman of the "Enterprise, " in the first "Star Trek" television series, and includes among his film credits the "Star Trek" motion pictures and "Oblivion, " shot on location in Romania. An active member of several Asian-American societies, he is the first Japanese-American to be honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Mr. Takei has read numerous Simon & Schuster Audio productions, including his autobiography, "To the Stars, "published in 1994 by Pocket Books.

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