George Takei Dished on ‘Star Wars’ vs. ‘Star Trek’ After Acting in Both

by Jeremy Spirogis
George Takei a Sulu in Star Trek

People actually like to check Star Wars and Star Trek. Why? Perhaps it’s as a result of they’re every two of the preferred science fiction franchises ever. Or maybe it’s simply due to the same names.

George Takei is likely one of the extra outstanding actors to look in each franchises. As he’d been a part of the Star Trek franchise for many years by the point he’d appeared in a Star Wars TV present, some Trekkies felt betrayed when he lent his voice to Star  Wars: Rebels. Takei criticized fan response to his Star Wars position — and revealed which of the franchises he likes finest.

George Takei a Sulu in Star Trek
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Takei appeared in Star Trek: The Original Series, its animated follow-up, and 6 Star Trek films along with a number of different appearances as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu. His profession is about as intertwined with Star Trek because it might presumably be. Takei co-starring in Star Wars: Rebels was a bit sudden, though voice appearing has turn into an essential a part of his post-Star Trek profession.

Some Trekkies had been upset at Takei for enjoying a task in Star Wars: Rebels. According to The Guardian, Takei informed these followers to “Cool it down, and shut your big wormholes.” Takei felt science fiction followers had a a lot higher enemy to fight: Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight franchise.

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“There are not any nice tales, characters or profound life classes available in Twilight,” Takei stated, based on The Guardian. “No, in Twilight, the one message that rings by loud and clear is ‘Does my boyfriend like me?’ Let us band collectively to fight this mutual risk. On my half, I’ve written to some mates hoping they can assist us rid the world of this vampire menace. Buffy, Blade, it’s as much as you now.”

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In addition, Takei used the philosophy of Star Trek to justify his determination to voice Lok Durd, a minor Star Wars character. In an interview with, Takei famous how one of many philosophies of Star Trek is to “ embrace the variety of the universe, and Star Wars is a part of that variety.”

George Takei as SuluGeorge Takei as Sulu
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In addition, he praised the animation on Star Wars: Rebels. He loved having the ability to work in the identical room with the present’s different actors, one thing he didn’t do when he voiced Sulu in Star Trek: The Animated Series.

“My choice is Star Trek,” Takei stated, based on Cinema Blend. “Yes, science fiction, imaginative, great adventure, but Gene Roddenberry had another dimension. He had a vision of a future about what America…the global society could be. [His] genius came to flower in addressing contemporary issues and be able to present them as futuristic.” Although he prefers Star Trek, he stated Star Wars was nice in its personal method.

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