Tagged: Star Trek

George Takei: Fighting Prejudice–and Winning.

Courtesy of TED

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Similar to Black History Month and Women’s History Month, I commemorate this month by finding or re-discovering speeches delivered by women and men who help build and shape our nation. Today, I highlight actor and activist George Takei.

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In Memorium: Leonard Nimoy

nimoy as spockOf all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most human. Captain Kirk (William Shatner) eulogizing Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Mr. Spock in the original “Star Trek” television series, died today. He was 83.

The iconic Mr. Spock character (even President Obama issued a statement) wasn’t the sum of the multi-talented actor’s gifts. He was also an Army veteran, director, poet, photographer–and taxi driver.  Continue reading