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George Takei talks about Star Trek, his graphic memoir, Pittsburgh

Paul Guggenheimer

George Takei is back in Pittsburgh, appearing at the 30th anniversary edition of Steel City Con at the Monroeville Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday.

Takei, of course, is famous for having played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise, in the “Star Trek” television series and later the Star Trek movies, including Sulu as commander of the starship USS Excelsior, in “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.”

But he has done much more in his illustrious career, including writing a new graphic memoir titled, “They Called Us Enemy,” about his and his family’s experience in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II.

In this video interview with the Trib, Takei talks about Star Trek, raising awareness of an unsavory chapter in American history, and his love for Pittsburgh.

Paul Guggenheimer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or [email protected].

Captain Hikaru Sulu (George Takei), commander of the starship USS Excelsior, in “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” (1991). Takei, who just published a graphic memoir, “They Called Us Enemy,” will be at the August 2019 Steel City Con, in Monroeville.
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
George Takei speaks to about his graphic memoir, Star Trek, and his love of Pittsburgh at Steel City Con on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 in Monroeville.
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