George Takei talks about Star Trek, internment camps and his musical 'Allegiance'

The year was 1966 when The Starship Enterprise blasted off with Sulu on board. It would launch George Takei into a different stratosphere as an actor and an activist for Japanese Americans and LGBTQ issues. Along the way, he's cultivated a huge fan following and has become a social media star with millions of fans online.

George Takei is also a kid from LA with an unusual history. He grew up in LA and was the oldest son of hardworking immigrants. It was a happy childhood until the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. The Takei's lost their home, their business, and their freedom, spending several years at two internment camps: one in Arkansas and the infamous Tulelake in Northern California.

He spent a lifetime remembering so others won't forget.

Takei has never taken himself seriously, appearing in a lighthearted documentary about his life. Meeting millions of fans at Star Trek conventions - but his causes he does take seriously. Including his latest the musical, "Allegiance," a new musical inspired by his own story and the story of thousands of Japanese Americans who lives through those difficult days in American history.

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