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