Franchise: Star Trek: The Original Series
Storyline: Memorial Books
Paperback Page Count: 416
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Asian-American actor Takei attributes his success to his role as Mr. Sulu on the Star Trek TV series and in six full-length motion pictures (1966-1991). Starting with his Japanese-American family’s internment in a WWII high-security camp in northern California, this lively memoir reveals the author’s upbeat but pragmatic nature. The boy’s early fascination with the theater, abetted by supportive parents and a B.A. and M.A. in theater from UCLA, led to his discovery when he was 27 by Gene Roddenberry, creator/producer of Star Trek. While Takei’s film credits include Ice Palace, Green Berets and [Return from the River Kwai], most of the book, of major interest to Star Trek fans, deals with behind-the-scenes accounts of the series’ filming and production.