George Takei – actor, author, activist, and social-media king – integrates all of his roles seamlessly, says Natalie Nichols, on DINOSAUR’s “50 Over 50” List from Volume 2, Issue.
He has had many roles, onscreen and off, since he began playing USS Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu on the original Star Trek: author, voiceover artist, civic planner, politician, activist, LGBTQ spokesperson, and of course, social-media king. (His name is even on an asteroid 7307 Takei.) This past November, George Takei starred on Broadway in the musical Allegiance, based on his childhood experiences in a Japanese American internment camp. The Twitter empire he and husband Brad built is impressive enough for a seventy-eight-year-old, but what really astound is that Takei – like his feed’s swirl of kitten pix, socially conscious memes, offbeat commentary, and on-point retweets – has evolved so much that he can seamlessly integrate all aspects of himself… and make us love him even more. OhMyy! – Natalie Nichols
From “50 Over 50,” DINOSAUR, Volume 2, Issue 1, The Issue That Fell To Earth: The David Bowie Tribute.
Illustrations by Jim Winters. www.jimwinters.com