Pioneering is never done in front of cheerleaders urging on a roaring grandstand of popular approval.
I spent my boyhood behind the barbed wire fences of American internment camps and that part of my life is something that I wanted to share with more people.
This is supposed to be a participatory democracy and if we're not in there participating then the people that will manipulate and exploit the system will step in there.
Well, it gives, certainly to my father, who is the one that suffered the most in our family, and understanding of how the ideals of a country are only as good as the people who give it flesh and blood.
Every time we had a hot war going on in Asia, it was difficult for Asian Americans here.
To do theater you need to block off a hunk of time.
You know, I grew up in two American internment camps, and at that time I was very young.
I'm an anglophile. I visit England regularly, sometimes three or four times a year, at least once a year.
I've run the marathon several times, so I definitely don't look like the Great Ancestor!
Yes, I remember the barbed wire and the guard towers and the machine guns, but they became part of my normal landscape. What would be abnormal in normal times became my normality in camp.
Well, the whole history of Star Trek is the market demand.
And it seems to me important for a country, for a nation to certainly know about its glorious achievements but also to know where its ideals failed, in order to keep that from happening again.
Plays close, movies wrap and TV series eventually get cancelled, and we were cancelled in three season.
I marched back then - I was in a civil-rights musical, Fly Blackbird, and we met Martin Luther King.
I've been working with Bill Shatner yea these 40-plus years. He never seems to get it right. I gave him, It's Takei, as in way. I even said, as in gay... I told him, It's Takei, rhymes with toupee. I thought that would do it.