"Oh my," indeed! George Takei -- the original Star Trek series' Mr. Sulu himself -- will be doing a voice in a new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars this Friday night, and we jumped at the chance to interview him about it. (See the Telefile for his take on Clone Wars and Heroes). But during the interview, he dropped some tasty tales about his involvement with the upcoming Star Trek movie. Turns out he not only counseled director J.J. Abrams on casting the new Sulu, he also goes way back with Sulu 2.0 John Cho! Check out his story (in his own words) after the jump.
If Spock were around, I'm sure he'd be telling Captain Kirk that he was being a tad illogical. The man who played the original Kirk, William Shatner, went off on Mr. Sulu (George Takei), for a perceived non-invite to his wedding earlier this year, inferring that Takei was both sick and psychotic. In other news, Shatner has already made the list for my upcoming nuptials, whenever those might be. Takei, who came out of the closet in 2005, was married to his longtime partner Brad Altman in September of this year after California's Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage. Many of the original Trek stars came to the ceremony, including Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) who was matron of honor, and Walter Koenig (Chekhov), who was best man. Shatner was an obvious no-show, though there seems to be some debate as to whether or not he was actually invited, since Takei said, "It is unfortunate that Bill was unable to join us for our wedding, as he indeed was invited to attend."