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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (327 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Takei Narrator: George Takei Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Best known as Mr. Sulu, helmsman of the Starship EnterpriseTM and Captain of the Starship Excelsior, George Takei is beloved by millions as part of the command team that has taken audiences to new vistas of adventure in Star Trek®--the unprecedented television and feature film phenomenon.

From the program's birth in the changing world of the 1960s and death at the hands of the network, to its rebirth in the hearts and minds of loyal fans, the Star Trek story has blazed its own path into our recent cultural history, leading to a series of blockbuster feature films and three new versions of Star Trek for television.

The Star Trek story is one of boundless hope and crushing disappointment, wrenching rivalries and incredible achievements. It is also the story of how, after nearly thirty years, the cast of characters from a unique but poorly rated television show have come to be known to millions of Americans and people around the world as family.

For George Takei, the Star Trek adventure is intertwined with his personal odyssey through adversity in which four-year-old George and his family were forced by the United States government into internment camps during World War II.

Star Trek means much more to George Takei than an extraordinary career that has spanned thirty years. For an American whose ideals faced such a severe test, Star Trek represents a shining embodiment of the American Dream--the promise of an optimistic future in which people from all over the world contribute to a common destiny. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Boldly go and read his book.” 

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  • “This autobiography of Star Trek’s ‘Sulu’ character will draw any fan of the series, but it’s particularly notable for its outstanding story of Japanese American racism and Takai’s own struggles to overcome prejudice in the making of his career. His reflections on politics and social issues round out and enhance his Star Trek memoir, making for an exceptional contribution.” 

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eric | 2/20/2014

    " I read most of this one in the bookstore. It's by far the best of the Star Trek cast's biographies, many of which I have read or skimmed in the store. Seriously, Takei actually talks about his family's experience with the Japanese interment camps. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kate | 2/5/2014

    " Probably my favourite out the collection of Trek actor's autobiographies I've read over the past bit - though I do have Nichelle Nichols' waiting in the queue. He really makes his life seem like a story and it is a fascinating one. From internment camps, to UCLA, to Trek, and beyond, it's a great memoir. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 1/18/2014

    " This is one of those great autobiographies in which you realize that the thing a person is most famous for is not the most interesting thing about him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 'becca | 1/13/2014

    " It was fascinating. Seriously. I loved the theme, returned to throughout the book, about American ideals. How they're worth fighting for, in spite of our country's past and imperfections, and how individuals can make a difference. I was grateful to see into a time, circumstances, areas and cultures I wouldn't have otherwise. He met Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr.! I related to his "thespian yearnings". And I love that he studied architecture and admired the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. "

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