Space Retard George Takei Has More Stupid Shit to Say


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AllahPundit calls out the venomous snakes.

I think it was Dan McLaughlin of Red State who tweeted after last week’s SSM decision was released, "Now the contest begins to see who’ll be the angriest winner." His point was that, for a movement that’s been unstoppable culturally over the past 10 years, there’s a curiously strong impulse towards nastiness in some lefties’ reaction to each new victory. With this remark from George Takei, I think it’s safe to say the contest is now over....

Takei not only willfully misunderstands [Clarence Thomas'] intentions but slides easily into a nasty racial crack about Thomas’s black authenticity. He'll pay no price for it, needless to say. If anything, this is high-five material for jerkoffs who’ve already moved past last week's landmark ruling and are busily gaming out how to bust tax exemptions for Catholic soup kitchens or whatever.

Hit the link for Allah's explanation as to the "willful misunderstanding" of Thomas' point.

But is it willful? George Takei has alway struck me as a stupid man. He was always a terrible actor -- he could barely convince me he was really pushing up a lever when he was actually pushing up a lever on Star Trek -- and his major claim to fame is being an idiot people make fun of to his face, without him actually knowing they're making fun of him.

What I mean is the whole "Oh my" catchphrase. Sitcom characters have catchphrases; real people oughtn't. But people that was funny -- and not in a laughing-with-you way -- on Stern 15 years ago, and this moron has been dining out on that for a decade and a half.

One of my favorite interviews on Stern was with William Shatner, who tried to explain why Sulu hated him. Sulu's -- let's call him Sulu; let's not pretend we know this failed actor from anything other than pushing some buttons on Star Trek -- main beef with Shatner was that Shatner thought he was the star of Star Trek, well, him and Nimoy and Kelley, and to a lesser extent Doohan.

Which... well, Shatner was embarrassed at trying to defend himself against this charge, but ultimately his defense really consisted of: Well yes, Idiot, in fact I was the star.

The other thing Shatner talked about is how Sulu was always angry that Sulu was not promoted to Captain (until the last Star Trek movie). Sulu wanted to be promoted to captain ages ago. He wanted his own command.

Shatner tried to put this delicately to Stern: Did Sulu not understand that if he got his own command, on his own ship, he was off the show and out of the movies?

Jay Leno had a great joke that in Japan, Star Trek is called Sulu: Master of Navigation.

But this braying jackass really did think that if Sulu got promoted, somehow, there would in fact be a new movie franchise called Sulu: That Guy Who Used to Sit Next to Checkov.

Or maybe he didn't even think that. Maybe he just thought he would be in every Star Trek movie, discussing tactics with Kirk as an equal.

Who knows what he thought? He was a terrible actor 50 years ago who, as far as I can tell, had steady (but minor) work for two and a half years, then was brought back to appear briefly in movies for reasons of nostalgia.

He's a loser, and a failure, and like most failures and losers, a venomous, angry person.

Posted by: Ace at 03:04 PM




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1 No way....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 02, 2015 03:05 PM (mG3Qj)

2 #LoveRants

Posted by: Lizzy at July 02, 2015 03:06 PM (NOIQH)

3 Way! Manspreads in the roomy new thread....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 02, 2015 03:06 PM (mG3Qj)

4 Oh yay. More ignorant crap from a B-grade actor.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (All my hate cannot be found) at July 02, 2015 03:06 PM (O9qtX)

5 Warped factor... 9.

Posted by: James T. Kirk at July 02, 2015 03:07 PM (Ydaoe)

6 It's fascinating how the most diverse tolerant people evah in the history of evah are the ones who believe in essentialism the most.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh please intervene SMOD at July 02, 2015 03:08 PM (mf5HN)

7 He was a terrible actor 30 years ago

Trek is almost 50 years old.

Posted by: that guy with a calculator at July 02, 2015 03:08 PM (ZtFr+)

8
George Takei:

Condemned to circling Uranus and wiping up Klingons.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 02, 2015 03:08 PM (St6BJ)

9 #LoveSpikesFootballOnDissenter'sHead

Posted by: Lizzy at July 02, 2015 03:08 PM (NOIQH)

10 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:08 PM (kff5f)

11 I don't think I can make up my mind on major issues of the day until Sulu speaks.

Posted by: Every Robert Loggia Role at July 02, 2015 03:08 PM (659DL)

12 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:09 PM (kff5f)

13 7 He was a terrible actor 30 years ago

Trek is almost 50 years old.
Posted by: that guy with a calculator at July 02, 2015 03:08 PM (ZtFr+)


He merely sucked the 20 years prior and degenerated thereafter.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 02, 2015 03:09 PM (St6BJ)

14 Dude. That was brutal.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:09 PM (kff5f)

15 Clown.... check

Black face...... check

Supreme Court..... check

Posted by: Did I say that? at July 02, 2015 03:09 PM (SqM8E)

16 Just saw him in an old Perry Mason episode a couple of days ago. He was pretending to be in love with a woman.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 02, 2015 03:09 PM (W5DcG)

17 Did Sulu not understand that if he got his own command, on his own ship, he was off the show and out of the movies?

Of course not. They'd just spin off That Sulu Show. o.O

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 02, 2015 03:09 PM (ZKzrr)

18
Dr. John
Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and
Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy,
climate change is a straightforward issue. We are seeing, he
says, increases in the frequency and intensity of a wide variety
of weather extremes, again, through mechanisms and in patterns that
fit the fingerprint of the human influence on climate.Huh? what is this man trying to say? That they haven't already said over and over. Plain english please...

Posted by: Colin at July 02, 2015 03:09 PM (WQLtV)

19 So Takei/Sulu is racist. I am not sure how his being gay exempts him from bigotry.

Posted by: Penfold at July 02, 2015 03:10 PM (Fbt5B)

20 He was a terrible actor 30 years ago

Trek is almost 50 years old.


He was terrible in The Search for Spock...as was everyone else, 30 years ago.

Posted by: Every Robert Loggia Role at July 02, 2015 03:10 PM (659DL)

21 #Love'sMaskSlips

Posted by: Lizzy at July 02, 2015 03:10 PM (NOIQH)

22 So Takei/Sulu is racist. I am not sure how his being gay exempts him from bigotry.

Posted by: Penfold at July 02, 2015 03:10 PM (Fbt5B)


I'm not sure he is racist (though we should certainly be shaming him as such). I think he's just f*cking stupid.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:11 PM (kff5f)

23 "but slides easily into a nasty racial crack "

ISWYDT.

Masterful, Ace. As always.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at July 02, 2015 03:11 PM (nqiq9)

24 >>>e was a terrible actor 30 years ago

Trek is almost 50 years old.

...

hah! the older I get, the more I underestimate distances to past events.

Well, he was also garbage in the movies 30 years ago.

Posted by: ace at July 02, 2015 03:11 PM (bhepQ)

25 He was terrible in The Search for Spock...as was everyone else, 30 years ago.

Posted by: Every Robert Loggia Role at July 02, 2015 03:10 PM (659DL)


Search for Spock wasn't terrible. It wasn't Star Trek V or VI, after all.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:11 PM (kff5f)

26 OK. It was Allah.

Sorry. But it WAS Ace-worthy.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at July 02, 2015 03:12 PM (nqiq9)

27 #LoveIsIntolerantPrick

Posted by: Lizzy at July 02, 2015 03:12 PM (NOIQH)

28 We are seeing, he says, increases in the frequency and intensity of a wide variety of weather extremes

No. We. Are. Not.

Nevertheless, I will note for the record that his statement does not say "global warming" for a reason.

Posted by: Every Robert Loggia Role at July 02, 2015 03:12 PM (659DL)

29 This Gay Bob feels entitled to say whatever the fuck kind of stupid slur he wants because Gaaaay!! The newest exemptest class in Progtopia.

Posted by: kraken at July 02, 2015 03:12 PM (sdxPm)

30 Liberals are cock sucking ( no pun intended here) bigoted hypocrits. Fuck them all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 02, 2015 03:12 PM (wq4B0)

31 Ohhh, myyyyyy.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 02, 2015 03:12 PM (8BTx6)

32 Posted by: Every Robert Loggia Role at July 02, 2015 03:12 PM (659DL)

All of that, too.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:13 PM (kff5f)

33 Hell, even in his high point in Star Trek-

running around shirtless with a foil,

Sulu was a lousy actor.


Dude wielded a foil like he was sweeping up dust bunnies.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 02, 2015 03:13 PM (0cMkb)

34
My proggie acquaintances will still love the stupid memes he creates, while being impervious to the hypocrisy of not casting him off the social 20-story tower.

Posted by: f2000 at July 02, 2015 03:13 PM (5xwgn)

35 New thread, thank god. Need something to get me through the rest of the afternoon.

I un 'liked' Takei today because of this bullshit, and also because I haven't seen anything funny in ages and he is increasingly political. But this is some BS. Stupid racist democrats.

Posted by: Lea at July 02, 2015 03:13 PM (lIU4e)

36 So Takei/Sulu is racist. I am not sure how his being gay exempts him from bigotry.
Posted by: Penfold at July 02, 2015 03:10 PM (Fbt5B)

It doesn't. But can't point out unpleasantness that may tarnish the greatness that is SULU!

Posted by: Did I say that? at July 02, 2015 03:13 PM (SqM8E)

37 Wait - he wanted to be promoted to his own ship? There isn't actually a Star Fleet and it does not have warp-capable warships to assign to captains.

How can that basic fact just kind of slip by?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet - Stay Safe with Fireworks - It's Fun and Games Until Someone's Backy at July 02, 2015 03:14 PM (hLRSq)

38 Maybe he didn't realize it was a show.

Posted by: jd at July 02, 2015 03:14 PM (cIj06)

39 Heh.
http://is.gd/szaBzr

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 02, 2015 03:14 PM (ZKzrr)

40 Could I negotiate with some Persian to have vine clips NOT auto-play?

Posted by: DaveA at July 02, 2015 03:14 PM (DL2i+)

41 Pretend Spaceman to Gay Geriatric.

Not really known for much of substance.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 02, 2015 03:14 PM (oVJmc)

42
Sulu: Master of Navigation.

lol.

Posted by: eleven at July 02, 2015 03:15 PM (IPzoI)

43 Listen to George Takei's voice.

How the hell does a man with a voice like that just not drown in voiceover work?

Posted by: AmishDude at July 02, 2015 03:15 PM (b65cm)

44 Heard a radio interview with him about a month or so ago when he was in DC. Apparently there was some but hurt on his part when Shatner didn't show up to his "wedding".

Posted by: wrg500 at July 02, 2015 03:15 PM (C278+)

45 I think that the word "gay' has been seriously misapplied by homosexuals. They are anything but.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet - Stay Safe with Fireworks - It's Fun and Games Until Someone's Backy at July 02, 2015 03:15 PM (hLRSq)

46 Proof positive that all Asians aren't smart or self aware. But tremendously gay.

Posted by: Super Creepy Eric Hoteham at July 02, 2015 03:15 PM (oDCMR)

47 25 He was terrible in The Search for Spock...as was everyone else, 30 years ago.

Posted by: Every Robert Loggia Role at July 02, 2015 03:10 PM (659DL)

Search for Spock wasn't terrible. It wasn't Star Trek V or VI, after all.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:11 PM (kff5f)


It was the best of the odd-numbered movies, even if it was just an add-on to STII.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 02, 2015 03:16 PM (Edob3)

48 In fairness, Walter Koenig should have gotten his own spin-off first. At least he faked an amusing accent.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 02, 2015 03:16 PM (evdj2)

49 So low, Sulu, so low.

Posted by: LincolnTF at July 02, 2015 03:16 PM (2cS/G)

50
Liberals=the stoopid people who don't realise they are stoopid

Posted by: Yo! at July 02, 2015 03:16 PM (q+zA9)

51 Oh my.

Posted by: ALH at July 02, 2015 03:16 PM (JrKKc)

52 Takei was in "The Green Berets" with John Wayne and David Janssen. He got greased when the VC blew up a watch tower.

I'm going to go to YouTube and replay it over, and over and over.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 02, 2015 03:16 PM (NjiZL)

53
You know who I'd want to be?


The transporter room guy. What a cushy gig man. Just fuck around on the internet all day and then push a lever up once in a while.

Posted by: eleven at July 02, 2015 03:16 PM (IPzoI)

54
Of course not. They'd just spin off That Sulu Show. o.O


Sulu and Grace.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 02, 2015 03:16 PM (oVJmc)

55 Mabus (SECVAV) triples maternity leave from six to 18 weeks

And get this:The new 18-week figure was inspired by Googles maternity leave policy, according to chief of naval personnel spokesman Cmdr. Chris Servello.


Because being in the Military is just like Google?


Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 02, 2015 03:16 PM (wq4B0)

56 Sulu thinks he actually graduated from Starfleet Command.

Posted by: dantesed at July 02, 2015 03:17 PM (88xKn)

57 Takei is a typical progressive.

He just has an additional Gay Merit Badge to protect him now.

Posted by: Feh at July 02, 2015 03:17 PM (zto2Y)

58 Not defending his opinions now, but he was an effective actor in small parts. Recall his nasty security chief with the facial scar in that alternate universe episode -- the one where their Spock has a goatee. Probably Takei's finest hour.

You have to remember, too, that 50 years ago "minority" actors didn't get a lot of exposure -- there weren't that many roles for them in American TV or movies in those pre-PC and pre-AA days. So Takei was pretty good, and had a resonant voice that didn't sound stereotypically Oriental (I use that fine old word in the full knowledge it would p*ss off more than a few SJWs). Of course he stood out.

Again, not defending him now, nor am I saying he was an Oriental Olivier or Orson Welles. But he could be pretty effective back then.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 03:17 PM (buqhZ)

59 Well, if you're going to go full retard, it might as well be space retard.

Number One, ahead Warp DERRRRRRRRRR!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 02, 2015 03:17 PM (fYgrm)

60 >>Apparently there was some but hurt on his part when Shatner didn't show up to his "wedding".

He's been b#tching about Shatner since they worked on Star Trek. Get.Over.It.Already.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 02, 2015 03:17 PM (NOIQH)

61 But is it willful? George Takei has alway struck me as a stupid man. He was always a terrible actor -- he could barely convince me he was really pushing up a lever when he was actually pushing up a lever on Star Trek -- and his major claim to fame is being an idiot people make fun of to his face, without him actually knowing they're making fun of him.

Yeah he wasn't even a major character in the series, just a helmsman with like 3 lines a show and one scene of any significance in the entire series. And he didn't ever pull anything off skillfully.

I was willing to let it slide. Uhura and Chekov were pretty minimal talents as well, although Walter Koenig showed considerable talent later. But he's decided to turn a bit part combined with homosexuality into a career on the internet and he becomes more obnoxious every year.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 03:17 PM (39g3+)

62 no one with an IQ larger than their hat size should give a shit what this idiot thinks about anything...

and yet, he has a mass of adoring fans on FB...

society is doomed.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 02, 2015 03:17 PM (Vha1U)

63 Type. Delete. Type. Delete. I better just read.

Posted by: dogfish at July 02, 2015 03:17 PM (jWtyG)

64

Jay Leno had a great joke that in Japan, Star Trek is called Sulu: Master of Navigation.



Shatner actually did that joke on his 'Get a Life' SNL appearance.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 02, 2015 03:18 PM (oVJmc)

65 You know, this kind of brings me back to something I was talking about with Tenthette at lunch: Square this circle for me:

Donald Trump says "Some immigrants out of Mexico are murderers and/or rapists."

Prog-tards translate "some immigrants out of Mexico" as "All Mexicans" so that they hear "All Mexicans are murderers and/or rapists."

But somehow it's Donald Trump who is the racist?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:18 PM (kff5f)

66 The new Sulu is better than the original, sadly, so is the Chekov.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 02, 2015 03:18 PM (evdj2)

67 Sulu thinks he can actually fly a Huey.

Posted by: buzzion at July 02, 2015 03:18 PM (zt+N6)

68 How the hell does a man with a voice like that just not drown in voiceover work?

Word out of Hollywood is that he's a douche to work with. Seriously, he wants to be the A number 1 super important guy.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 03:18 PM (39g3+)

69 I met him, years ago, at a science fiction convention.

Yes, I just admitted that.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at July 02, 2015 03:18 PM (SCcgT)

70 In fairness, Walter Koenig should have gotten his own spin-off first. At least he faked an amusing accent.

He spun himself off into an entirely different reality. Babylon 5.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 02, 2015 03:18 PM (W5DcG)

71


Where are the adults?
Can someone please find me an adult.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 02, 2015 03:18 PM (qCMvj)

72 Marsha, Marsha, Marsha.

Posted by: ALH at July 02, 2015 03:19 PM (JrKKc)

73 @28

We have seen fewer category 3 and greater hurricanes and we haven't had one hit the US in over 10 years.

Please give me more "climate change"

And furthermore when has the earths climate been anything but narrowly chaotic and variable?


Posted by: Norman Borlaug's Grain Factory at July 02, 2015 03:19 PM (RfwXt)

74 Who knew the one-trick pony Sulu was such an nasty bitch?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 02, 2015 03:19 PM (1CroS)

75 Actually, Karl Urban is a better DeForrest Kelley than Kelley was.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 02, 2015 03:19 PM (evdj2)

76 25 Search for Spock wasn't terrible. It wasn't Star Trek V or VI, after all.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:11 PM (kff5f)


Aside from a couple of scenes (phaser discharge in the kitchen, Youwhora not knowing a single damned word of Klingon despite decades as a communications officer), I rather like VI. It's no Wrath of Khan, though.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 02, 2015 03:19 PM (EHU9F)

77 I like how Allahpundit pointed out that the remark that Thomas made that set Sulu off was essentially one that Eleanor Roosevelt made.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the trans-Wookie Original at July 02, 2015 03:19 PM (3HQrZ)

78 and yet, he has a mass of adoring fans on FB...

society is doomed.
Posted by: redc1c4

That's to show your tolerance comrade.

Posted by: dogfish at July 02, 2015 03:19 PM (jWtyG)

79 "Clown in Black Face" = You're a poopy head.

I suggest that from now on this should be the standard response to George Takei and his ilk's stupid utterances.

Posted by: flmomof4 at July 02, 2015 03:20 PM (nSjrf)

80 Oh, and Walter Koenig too.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at July 02, 2015 03:20 PM (SCcgT)

81 >>>Just saw him in an old Perry Mason episode a couple of days ago. He was pretending to be in love with a woman.


wonder how he landed that gig? almost as odd as that Raymond Burr Rock Hudson western on a few weeks ago.

warning. don't ever watch any old episodes of The Rebel. it's like a bath house.

Posted by: X at July 02, 2015 03:20 PM (xGNLA)

82 Pretend Spaceman to Gay Geriatric.

Not really known for much of substance.

Apparently, watching Shatner lap up all the women was too much for him.

Posted by: tbodie at July 02, 2015 03:20 PM (SqM8E)

83 I liked Sulu until he turned into the "I F'in Love Science" hero and gayed everything up constantly. Just be the guy who was on Star Trek and have fun, don't feel like you have to rub your nasty bits in my face every opportunity. We get it. You like a hairy, stinky, lumpy guy's bits more than a beautiful woman. You're a lunatic. Keep it to yourself.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 03:20 PM (39g3+)

84 It was the best of the odd-numbered movies, even if it was just an add-on to STII.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 02, 2015 03:16 PM (Edob3)


Well, II, III, and IV were all really part of the same story.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:21 PM (kff5f)

85 Not defending his opinions now, but he was an effective actor in small parts. Recall his nasty security chief with the facial scar in that alternate universe episode -- the one where their Spock has a goatee. Probably Takei's finest hour.

His blowing up his own men in Green Berets was noteworthy.

TRAITORS!!

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 02, 2015 03:21 PM (evdj2)

86 >>Actually, Karl Urban is a better DeForrest Kelley than Kelley was

Well, DeForrest Kelly always reminded me of my dad (also a doctor), but how can one argue with Karl Urban being a superior anything?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 02, 2015 03:21 PM (NOIQH)

87 AllenG, the sooner you just accept that you have enemies who don't give a shit about their contradictions and just want to crush you into the dirt, the more likely your peace of mind. You can't rationalize what wasn't rational from the beginning.

They are like abused children running around with lethal weapons. The best we can hope for at this point is to quarantine them so they can only hurt themselves.

Posted by: Feh at July 02, 2015 03:21 PM (zto2Y)

88 Someone who tweets should capture the most disgusting statements Sulu has made on Stern and tweet them out.

As I posted earlier, he is everything that is a negative stereotype of a gay man. Cruising parks, chicken hawk.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 02, 2015 03:21 PM (Q4pU/)

89 Actually, Karl Urban is a better DeForrest Kelley than Kelley was.

Karl Urban is all that is man. His Dredd was so good I wanted to obey the law just from the memory of him.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 03:21 PM (39g3+)

90 "We are seeing, [Holdren] says, increases in the frequency and intensity of a wide variety of weather extremes, again, through mechanisms and in patterns that fit the fingerprint of the human influence on climate."

Samuel Johnson said that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Word-salad excuses have to be the second to last refuge.

I'm put in mind here of Bush The Lesser Still (as distinct from his father Bush The Lesser) when the repeated promises of finding WMD in Iraq were not panning out, and the questions about that were getting pointed.

Bush finally ended up taking refuge in long-winded circumlocutions about "evidence of weapons of mass destruction related program activities".

Posted by: torquewrench at July 02, 2015 03:21 PM (noWW6)

91 85 . . . His blowing up his own men in Green Berets was noteworthy.



TRAITORS!!

*
*
Hm. Never saw Green Berets, I only knew he was in it with The Duke.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 03:22 PM (buqhZ)

92
"George Takei has alway struck me as a stupid man."

He is stupid.Howard Stern once played a tape of a prank call that soemone made to Takei pretending to beRicardo Montelban. Captain Jenks, maybe? The prankster kept saying increasingly outrageous thingsbut Takei was too busy talking about getting ready to go on a Star Trek cruise. The call went on for about five minutesbefore Takei finally caught on and hung up after "Ricardo"said he was going to pick up Tattoo and get some hookers.

Posted by: Benji Carver at July 02, 2015 03:22 PM (OD2ni)

93 But, soft!

what right thlough yondel window break?

It the east, and Juriet is sun.

Posted by: Oriental Olivier at July 02, 2015 03:22 PM (0cMkb)

94 Sulu should know racial stereotypes are a slippery slope. Nip them in the bud. No need to fall on his sword, but Zero tolerance prevents us slanting too far one way or the other.

Posted by: LincolnTF at July 02, 2015 03:22 PM (2cS/G)

95 Sulu?

Once a sub, always a sub. His best work was done in a bathroom. That has to grate.

Posted by: Feh at July 02, 2015 03:22 PM (zto2Y)

96 As I posted at the end of an earlier thread, back in the late '70's, Sulu was apparently so hard up for money that he did cheesy commercials for, of all things, the Milwaukee County Transit System.

Sulu appeared in his Star Trek uniform and said, "When I'm in outer space, I ride the USS Enterprise. When I'm in Milwaukee, I ride the bus."

My friends and I thought that commercial hilarious because we rode the bus from time to time when we were students and there is little difference between the characters on the average MCTS bus and the ones in the Star Wars bar scene, but we also thought "Sheesh? Is this what this dude reduced to? Promoting riding the stinky old BUS?"

It would have been even more pitiful if we had known then he was teh ghey. Because it's really hard to be fab when you're riding the bus.

Posted by: Donna V. (sans ampersands) at July 02, 2015 03:23 PM (u0lmX)

97 48 In fairness, Walter Koenig should have gotten his own spin-off first. At least he faked an amusing accent.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 02, 2015 03:16 PM (evdj2)


I would have enjoyed a B5 spinoff series centered around him as Bester.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 02, 2015 03:23 PM (EHU9F)

98 Never saw Green Berets

Turn in your moron card, please.

Posted by: Every Robert Loggia Role at July 02, 2015 03:23 PM (659DL)

99 >>> He's a loser, and a failure, and like most failures and losers, a venomous, angry person.

Posted by: Ace at 03:04 PM




Oooooooooh.......I'll scratch your eyes out for that, you......you........YOU MEANIE! *sound of cat hissing*

Posted by: George Takei at July 02, 2015 03:23 PM (2mJMN)

100 "It the east, and Juriet is sun."

Threadwinner. Jesus.

Posted by: Feh at July 02, 2015 03:23 PM (zto2Y)

101 Wasn't Sulu a Green Beret or something?

Posted by: Dindoo Nuffin at July 02, 2015 03:23 PM (5fSr7)

102 DeForrest Kelly was a brilliant down home country sort of actor. He was always interesting to watch and engaging, like Richard Widmark. But Karl Urban is... Karl Urban.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 03:23 PM (39g3+)

103 If you dissect the slur, it's a a slam on Thomas, but it's moreso a slam on WHITE PEOPLE.

"Thomas is just a white person pretending to be black" is what it means. IOW, he's a racist white person.

So, yeah, it says a helluva lot about George Takei's unspoken hate.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 02, 2015 03:23 PM (oVJmc)

104 Just because Sulu has seen more dicks than a Doctor does not qualify him for, well, anything. That the opining of some half-assed has-been gets any notice shows what a shallow unserious place America has become.

Posted by: kraken at July 02, 2015 03:24 PM (sdxPm)

105 Pitcher or catcher?

Posted by: Bob Ross at July 02, 2015 03:24 PM (eOpVe)

106 It's time to rain down a shitstorm on any business entity that has any business relationship with this vile racist.

Posted by: Dave G at July 02, 2015 03:24 PM (n7xol)

107 94 . . . Zero tolerance prevents us slanting too far one way or the other.
*
*
RACIST!!!!

Posted by: George Takei at July 02, 2015 03:24 PM (buqhZ)

108 The "tolerant and inclusive left" is ofter neither, but apparently they will chorale and grin about an obviously racist statement because it's- in their view -against the correct target. They dehumanize everyone who isn't a progressive.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 02, 2015 03:24 PM (OSs/l)

109 If you're wondering how he eats and breathes
And other science facts,
Just repeat to yourself "It's just a show,
I should really just relax

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 02, 2015 03:24 PM (W5DcG)

110 but how can one argue with Karl Urban being a superior anything?


Indeed. Karl had to play Kelley also. Kelley was just being himself. That is what I liked about the retcon actors. They all did a pretty good job of getting the essence of *other* actors who played a roll.

I imagine that's not an easy thing.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 02, 2015 03:25 PM (evdj2)

111 Ace, I suggested this earlier:
We ought to troll the left by spreading the meme that
" George Takei called Obama a clown in black-face."

This will have the left wasting their time screaming Noooo , it was Thomas ! Then we say, yeah, it was an African American serving at the highest office of the nation, just like Obama, that Takei was racist to.

Fun.

Posted by: @votermom at July 02, 2015 03:25 PM (aYHsS)

112 No way this human lolcat-generating machine thinks he's somehow bigger than he is. Christ, the shit he puts out is tailor-made for buzz-whatever-they-call-it-these days. No wonder shitlibs love him. Somehow, the very concept of "king of the dipshits" sails right over their (and his) head(s). it all makes sense now with the essence of his shatner "feud".

In other news, another shitlib is raaaaacist. Film at 11.

Posted by: exanter at July 02, 2015 03:25 PM (jbFgh)

113 "Maybe he didn't realize it was a show."


Seriously. The veil between reality and fantasy was slipping a bit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 02, 2015 03:25 PM (LA7Cm)

114 Oh yay. More ignorant crap from a B-grade actor.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (All my hate cannot be found) at July 02, 2015 03:06 PM (O9qtX)



B-grade is generous. Outside of Star Trek and getting killed in the middle of the Green Berets movies, I don't think Lt. Outrage has done anything else with his worthless career

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2015 03:25 PM (DiZBp)

115 For being such a hack, he still managed to squirrel 12 mil away. However, I bet most of that is in his house.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 02, 2015 03:25 PM (iQIUe)

116 Dr. John
Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and

Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy,

With a job title like that, how can you be anything but a super duper party trooper at the WH.

Posted by: Colin at July 02, 2015 03:25 PM (WQLtV)

117 Sulu also likes to play the victim card in regard to internment.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 02, 2015 03:25 PM (Q4pU/)

118 Is it worth mentioning that in Galaxyquest there was no Sulu character?

Posted by: Dindoo Nuffin at July 02, 2015 03:25 PM (5fSr7)

119 Well, II, III, and IV were all really part of the same story.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:21 PM (kff5f)


Eeeeh, IV was mostly a stand-alone. They did jump it off the end of III quite skillfully, though.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 02, 2015 03:26 PM (Edob3)

120
98
Never saw Green Berets



Turn in your moron card, please.

Posted by: Every Robert Loggia Role at July 02, 2015 03:23 PM (659DL)
**Hey, I used to watch T.H.E. Cat. Does that count?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 03:26 PM (buqhZ)

121 Mr. Sulu is ghey?

Oh my.

Posted by: ALH at July 02, 2015 03:26 PM (JrKKc)

122 I think the voice is phoney. How could his bf take it?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 02, 2015 03:26 PM (iQIUe)

123 Posted by: torquewrench at July 02, 2015 03:06 PM (noWW6)

He had a big part on the TV series Heroes.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 02, 2015 03:26 PM (Q4pU/)

124 "Wasn't Sulu a Green Beret or something?"



He was a South Vietnamese officer in "The Green Berets."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 02, 2015 03:26 PM (LA7Cm)

125 Phaser set to 'dumb'

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at July 02, 2015 03:27 PM (27KAF)

126 Say what you will about Trump, but he fired Takei on the third episode of CA in 2012.

Posted by: Cheri at July 02, 2015 03:27 PM (oiNtH)

127 'Chortle" not chorale

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 02, 2015 03:27 PM (OSs/l)

128 "Hm. Never saw Green Berets, I only knew he was in it with The Duke."



Oh. My. God.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 02, 2015 03:28 PM (LA7Cm)

129 >>I think the voice is phoney. How could his bf take it?

I know, right?

Posted by: Yoko Ono at July 02, 2015 03:28 PM (NOIQH)

130 Is it worth mentioning that in Galaxyquest there was no Sulu character?

Unless it was supposed to be the 10-year-old kid helmsman.

Et tu...?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 02, 2015 03:28 PM (oVJmc)

131 "He's a loser, and a failure, and like most failures and losers, a venomous, angry person" - AND Gay, therefore, he is also insightful, hilarious, briLLiant and courageous

Posted by: ed gibbon at July 02, 2015 03:28 PM (USR7u)

132 Off fetid Loggia sock.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:28 PM (659DL)

133
"Aside from a couple of scenes (phaser discharge in the kitchen, Youwhora not knowing a single damned word of Klingon despite decades as a communications officer), I rather like VI. It's no Wrath of Khan, though."

I agree. I like VI. Probably my second favorite after II. III was Ok but the change in actresses from young hot Kirstie Alley to some fugly chick made it losesome points. Khaaaaannnnn!!!

Posted by: Benji Carver at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (OD2ni)

134 The other thing Shatner talked about is how Sulu was always angry that
Sulu was not promoted to Captain (until the last Star Trek movie). Sulu
wanted to be promoted to captain ages ago. He wanted his own command.







He wanted his fictional character on a sci-fi show set in the future to get promoted. Why not just concentrate on improving your wooden acting George?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (DiZBp)

135 Sulu: Master of The Green Berets.

Posted by: eleven at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (IPzoI)

136 2011 era Obama is now "clown in blackface"?

Posted by: wooga at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (yZZy3)

137 123 Posted by: torquewrench at July 02, 2015 03:06 PM (noWW6)

He had a big part on the TV series Heroes.

That was supposed to be to

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2015 03:25 PM (DiZB

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (Q4pU/)

138 "Mr. Sulu is ghey?"



Surely this was not news.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (LA7Cm)

139 I don't think Sulu likes Zulus.

Posted by: Super Creepy Eric Hoteham at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (oDCMR)

140 "Hm. Never saw Green Berets, I only knew he was in it with The Duke."
****

I don't think he'd been in it if Wayne knew he was poofter

Posted by: Bob Ross at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (eOpVe)

141 "He was a terrible actor 50 years ago who, as far as I can tell, had steady (but minor) work for two and a half years, then was brought back to appear briefly in movies for reasons of nostalgia."

Have to de-lurk to disagree with this a bit (though maybe Ace was just indulging in a bit of hyperbole here). C'mon, he was at least a mediocre actor in the Trek years, acceptable in bit roles, was noticeably better in the movies, and was quite a solid actor (for bit roles) by the Heros TV show.

It's a bad habit to disparage people's professional competence because we think their personal politics are vile (or their personality is vile, or both). There's too much of that going on with the SJWs, the Hugos, and so on as it is.

I do love the insight that Sulu is the guy who doesn't know we're laughing at him, not with him. So true. (And so unlike Shatner, who has always been in on the joke, which it why I like him.)

Posted by: lgw at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (Hg2jO)

142 They could've called his new series Star Gayzer: they go boldly where no man has gone before, by force if necessary.

Posted by: Capt. Han Sulu at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (6qR/9)

143 Oh. My. God.

Heh, yeah. It's Duke Wayne, not The Duke.

This man card will be confetti soon.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (evdj2)

144 He had a big part on the TV series Heroes.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 02, 2015 03:26 PM (Q4pU/)


And even there it seemed he wanted to make himself the star, when in reality he was background.

He didn't do a bad job. But I think that was mostly due to other people keeping him contained.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) rogue bioethicst at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (s92xH)

145 He was a South Vietnamese officer in "The Green Berets."

So how did he get killed, did his gun go off when he dropped it to run away?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (39g3+)

146 Serial fudge packing results in siphoning of 'foreign matter' (aka shit) into small , narrow brain cavities.....after that the racism just flows--eg Takei.

Posted by: The roost aint what it used to be at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (7GI9v)

147 You know who I'd want to be?The transporter room guy. What a cushy gig man. Just fuck around on the internet all day and then push a lever up once in a while.
Posted by: eleven

Kiss my ass.

Posted by: George Jetson at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (Spluw)

148 Sulu wanted to be promoted to captain ages ago. He wanted his own command.

He thought that 'Voyager' Episode was a backdoor pilot.

Backdoor, heh.

Anyway, he has become kind of the Michael Sam of scifi.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (O7MnT)

149 Eeeeh, IV was mostly a stand-alone. They did jump it off the end of III quite skillfully, though.

And it completely tied up the beginning of II.

II Starts and Kirk thinks he's washed up and not good for anything.

II Ends and he thinks it's been proven- that if he'd been better and younger and faster, he would have beat Khan without losing Spock.

III Starts and Kirk finds out he has a chance at redemption- he can save Spock.

III Ends, and Kirk has saved Spock at the cost of his own son. And Spock isn't even Spock- he's some Vulcan robot.

IV Starts, and Kirk is willing to go back and face punishment, but he and the crew are given another chance at redemption- save the Federation.

IV Ends, and Kirk has saved the federation (and the whales!), returned Spock to normal ("Just a God-Damned minute, Captain!"), and is returned to his favorite job- Captain of a Star Ship.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (kff5f)

150 He spun himself off into an entirely different reality. Babylon 5.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 02, 2015 03:18 PM (W5DcG)


And he pulled off menacing pretty well, too. I would have liked to see more of the EarthDome/PsiCorps/fascism storyline on B5.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (Edob3)

151 Sulu also likes to play the victim card in regard to internment.

Has anyone told him FDR was a Democrat?

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (ZKzrr)

152 Engarde!

Posted by: Sweaty, Oiled Up, Half Naked Sulu at July 02, 2015 03:30 PM (JO9+V)

153 ST:II-IV were the best of the ST movies.

Posted by: WOPR at July 02, 2015 03:30 PM (nRvEn)

154 Damn. It's raining cats and dogs all of a sudden, I'm stuck in the shed. More like raining tigers and wolves, holy fuck is it pouring.

Posted by: LincolnTF at July 02, 2015 03:30 PM (2cS/G)

155 Garrett Wang was also apparently bitchy that his character was never promoted to command.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at July 02, 2015 03:31 PM (O7MnT)

156 So if it's okay to say Thomas is in blackface, can we say Takei is a cocksucking welp of an opium-smoking coolie whore?

Is that okay?

I don't want to write it unless it is okay?

Is it okay?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 02, 2015 03:31 PM (NjiZL)

157 Trek is almost 50 years old.

Oh. My.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 02, 2015 03:31 PM (u07AL)

158 George Takei is to deep thought what Dairy Queen is to auto repair.

Posted by: Jazz at July 02, 2015 03:32 PM (roO4n)

159 I don't think he'd been in it if Wayne knew he was poofter

Eh. Duke made The Undefeated with Rock Hudson....

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:32 PM (659DL)

160 I would have liked to see more of the EarthDome/PsiCorps/fascism storyline on B5.

Patience. I'm working on it.

Posted by: Barack Obama at July 02, 2015 03:32 PM (O7MnT)

161 the Michael Sam of scifi.

Nice.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 02, 2015 03:32 PM (ZKzrr)

162 My only memory of him is running around without a shirt, brandishing a sword and talking about Cardinal Richlieu. That kind of creepy sticks with you the rest of your life.

Posted by: Capt. Han Sulu at July 02, 2015 03:32 PM (6qR/9)

163 I would have enjoyed a B5 spinoff series centered around him as Bester.

^^Yes! Bester was an evil bastard...

Posted by: GMan at July 02, 2015 03:32 PM (sxq57)

164 Clown in blackface vs. clown in japface?

My $ is on the black dude, he's intelligent, well educated, accomplished and thoughtful. The teleprompted bingo caller, not so much.

Posted by: Fred Z at July 02, 2015 03:32 PM (rBXBr)

165 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (kff5f)

You could get away with IV without watching the previous two - there was enough exposition to set the plot, but III could only be part of a double-feature.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 02, 2015 03:32 PM (Edob3)

166 I guess Sulu was good at going where no man has gone before.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 02, 2015 03:33 PM (C278+)

167 151 Sulu also likes to play the victim card in regard to internment.

Has anyone told him FDR was a Democrat?
-------------------
Heh, Earl Warren got to SCOTUS for locking up Sulus.

Posted by: Super Creepy Eric Hoteham at July 02, 2015 03:33 PM (oDCMR)

168 A wonder what he would have said had his side lost the case. Someone should remind him that he WON

Posted by: ed gibbon at July 02, 2015 03:33 PM (USR7u)

169 Posted by: lgw at July 02, 2015 03:29 PM (Hg2jO)

Sorry he is a terrible actor only made famous by a cult TV show. He's been in show business for over 50 years and you can count any significant roles he's had one one hand.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 02, 2015 03:33 PM (Q4pU/)

170 Sorry, the real reason Sulu hated Kirk was because in real life, Shatner really was fucking pretty much anything, including the green alien chick with the huge tits, and Sulu realized very early on that some dude's smelly, hairy, dingleberry-encrusted asshole was really a very, very substandard hole to be plugging, compared to the holes Shatner was filling.

Oh MY!

Posted by: Oblig. at July 02, 2015 03:33 PM (72D6h)

171 162 My only memory of him is running around without a shirt, brandishing a sword and talking about Cardinal Richlieu. That kind of creepy sticks with you the rest of your life.
Posted by: Capt. Han Sulu at July 02, 2015 03:32 PM (6qR/9)

He also thought he was James Dean... for a day.

Posted by: kraken at July 02, 2015 03:33 PM (sdxPm)

172 143
Oh. My. God.



Heh, yeah. It's Duke Wayne, not The Duke.



This man card will be confetti soon.

*
*
Huh. Didn't say I never wanted to see GB, just that I haven't. Too busy watching The Searchers and the original True Grit. (How's that for Wayne Cred?)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 03:34 PM (buqhZ)

173 153 ST:II-IV were the best of the ST movies.
Posted by: WOPR at July 02, 2015 03:30 PM (nRvEn)


Without a doubt.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 02, 2015 03:34 PM (Edob3)

174 When I am weaker than you, I ask you for freedom because that is according to your principles; when I am stronger than you, I take away your freedom because that is according to my principles.

Posted by: Paul Muad-dib at July 02, 2015 03:34 PM (7YlUk)

175 Maybe we can get Sulu to share his views on that stupid greasy wop hairdresser, Scalia.

Posted by: Feh at July 02, 2015 03:34 PM (zto2Y)

176 You could get away with IV without watching the previous two - there was enough exposition to set the plot, but III could only be part of a double-feature.

Oh, I'll agree to that. Khan - Journey were one story, but Khan and Search were really one movie.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:34 PM (kff5f)

177 ST:II-IV were the best of the ST movies.

Thanks for playing, but Wrath of Khan was awesome.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:34 PM (659DL)

178 Which of the Star Trek movies are Christmas movies?

Posted by: Jazz at July 02, 2015 03:34 PM (roO4n)

179 156 So if it's okay to say Thomas is in blackface, can we say Takei is a cocksucking welp of an opium-smoking coolie whore?

Is that okay?

I don't want to write it unless it is okay?

Is it okay?
------------
Okay by me.

Posted by: Super Creepy Eric Hoteham at July 02, 2015 03:34 PM (oDCMR)

180 The Searchers is a dang fine movie, as I recall.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at July 02, 2015 03:35 PM (/Ho8c)

181 George Takei is a Pseudonaut in yellow-face.

Posted by: LincolnTF at July 02, 2015 03:35 PM (2cS/G)

182
"Sorry, the real reason Sulu hated Kirk was because in real life, Shatner really was fucking pretty much anything, including the green alien chick with the huge tits.

He banged Batgirl? Nice.

Posted by: Benji Carver at July 02, 2015 03:35 PM (OD2ni)

183 Could be worse. We could be talking about Cher

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 02, 2015 03:35 PM (wq4B0)

184 Chicken hawk in Rainbow Face.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 02, 2015 03:35 PM (Q4pU/)

185 "So how did he get killed, did his gun go off when he dropped it to run away?"


Don't remember him getting killed.

Jack Soo was in it too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 02, 2015 03:35 PM (LA7Cm)

186 Thanks for playing, but Wrath of Khan was awesome.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:34 PM (659DL)


Errr... Wrath of Khan was II.

So I'm not sure how that's a disagreement.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:35 PM (kff5f)

187 Oh, I'll agree to that. Khan - Journey were one story, but Khan and Search were really one movie.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:34 PM (kff5f)


Yes, this. Absolutely.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 02, 2015 03:36 PM (Edob3)

188 Sure, I'll play.
I saw Sulu at Gencon 1990 (yes, I'm that guy) and he was sorta...dim. The kind of guy who laughs at a joke a few seconds after everyone else has started. He didn't seem malevolent then, and he was still in the closet, but not NASA material, that's for sure.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 02, 2015 03:36 PM (Wqv3y)

189 A wonder what he would have said had his side lost the case. Someone should remind him that he WON
Posted by: ed gibbon at July 02, 2015 03:33 PM (USR7u)

--------------------------------------------

Actually, I disagree. These people are like spoiled brats. The only way to get them to shut up and behave is to NOT give into them.

Giving into them only makes them worse. See also: muzzies, socialists, Hitler.

Posted by: Capt. Han Sulu at July 02, 2015 03:36 PM (6qR/9)

190 183 Could be worse. We could be talking about Cher
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 02, 2015 03:35 PM (wq4B0)

Loved her singing on South Park. The old witch has still got it.

Posted by: kraken at July 02, 2015 03:37 PM (sdxPm)

191 Yes, he was killed in The Green Berets. Got shot after setting off his hidden explosives to blow up the traitors. At least that's how I remember it.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at July 02, 2015 03:37 PM (/Ho8c)

192 A friend of mine who worked at an NYC hotel once told me Takei was quite fond of young boys....barely legal young boys.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at July 02, 2015 03:37 PM (dg6oj)

193 Takei has traversed one black hole too many.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 02, 2015 03:37 PM (mx5oN)

194
Nothing sadder than an old queen.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 02, 2015 03:37 PM (kdS6q)

195 "Eh. Duke made The Undefeated with Rock Hudson...."


But was Rock an open secret in H'wood or was he still all up in the closet with it?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 02, 2015 03:37 PM (LA7Cm)

196
I liked the first one best.

But that's like picking the cutest Chupacabra.

Posted by: eleven at July 02, 2015 03:37 PM (IPzoI)

197 Racist haters gotta racist hatefully.

Or something...

Posted by: Marmo, proud heteronormative person of pallor at July 02, 2015 03:37 PM (QW+AD)

198 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 03:34 PM (buqhZ)

You have Wayne cred if you have watched The Cowboys more than three times.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 02, 2015 03:37 PM (Q4pU/)

199 You know what pissed off Takei? That Thomas actually argued that "dignity" was not a right made explicit by the Constitution and that dignity doesn't derive from a civil authority anyway.

Well, Thomas was right. It's pretty clear his dignity can't be given or taken away by the disgusting likes of Mr. Takei.

Posted by: Feh at July 02, 2015 03:38 PM (zto2Y)

200 All of that "clown in black face" and Uncle-Tom stuff is REALLY racist. Not the fake, dog-whistle, micro-aggression crap. REAL racism. Why can't you just trash your opponent for the views you don't like? Why bring up his race? What the hell has that got to do with it?

And BTW, Sulu, since you DID bring it up, what the hell is "black" about supporting homosex? Do blacks typically applaud it? Or would it actually be more "typically black" to oppose it?

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at July 02, 2015 03:38 PM (cN9Sk)

201 I knew someone who wd tell this horrible internment story how his grandfather was arrested by the FBI the day after Pearl and disappeared for 6 months and reappeared a broken man.

What he didnt say was that grandpa was in the Jap Naval Academy until he washed out due to health reasons. He subsequently immigrated to California. However, anytime the Jap navy made a stop in SF, the Jap admirals, his old school chums, would come see him. That's why he was detained.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 02, 2015 03:38 PM (iQIUe)

202 I don't think he'd been in it if Wayne knew he was poofter

John Wayne was like a lot of us conservative types: I don't care what you do privately as long as you keep it to yourself. I know you're an idiot and lunatic, but if you can keep it contained and do your job we will get along fine.

Its the cowboy code, and we'd all be better served to follow it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 03:38 PM (39g3+)

203 AllenG--I, as alwys am an idiot--I read it as "worst".

Given all of our collective current mood, it is to be expected.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:38 PM (659DL)

204 173 153 ST:II-IV were the best of the ST movies.
Posted by: WOPR at July 02, 2015 03:30 PM (nRvEn)


Which is why the nu-Trek is shamelessly cribbing from them. Doing it poorly, too; which is why I despise the new movies.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 02, 2015 03:38 PM (Edob3)

205 Posted by: Paul Muad-dib at July 02, 2015 03:34 PM (7YlUk)
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That's their motto. It's been going through my head a lot lately, like a nighthawk.

Posted by: Capt. Han Sulu at July 02, 2015 03:39 PM (6qR/9)

206 "Could be worse. We could be talking about Cher
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 02, 2015 03:35 PM (wq4B0)"

Could be worser: We could be talking about Cher Gwyneth. Throw in some Streisand for some sphincter spasms, too.

Posted by: Jazz at July 02, 2015 03:39 PM (roO4n)

207 So if it's okay to say Thomas is in blackface, can we say Takei is a cocksucking welp of an opium-smoking coolie whore?






In blackface? The man is black. That was a complete racial insult on the part of Lt. Outrage yet no one will call the puke on it. It must be okay if you're a fruit to insult people

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2015 03:39 PM (DiZBp)

208 "Yes, he was killed in The Green Berets."


Been a while for me, you're probably right.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 02, 2015 03:39 PM (LA7Cm)

209 Given all of our collective current mood, it is to be expected.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:38 PM (659DL)


That's fair.

Maybe we can convince Ace or one of the Cobs to put up a flame-war thread for Independence Day.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:40 PM (kff5f)

210 Posted by: Bicentennialguy at July 02, 2015 03:37 PM (dg6oj)

He has much as admitted so on the Stern show along with other disgusting descriptions of his cruising days and his sex life with his partner.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 02, 2015 03:40 PM (Q4pU/)

211
But was Rock an open secret in H'wood or was he still all up in the closet with it?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 02, 2015 03:37 PM (LA7Cm)

===========
Open secret. In the 80s, I remember Herb Cain writing about "Brick Hudson" hitting all the gay clubs in SF.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 02, 2015 03:40 PM (iQIUe)

212 Sulu also likes to play the victim card in regard to internment.

Apparently he was in a camp in Arkansas. I had no idea that we had one in Arkansas. It was no mentioned in class. So that bit sort of fascinated me.

Posted by: Lea at July 02, 2015 03:40 PM (lIU4e)

213 Also: I propose that we start calling Independence Day "Co-dependence Day."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:40 PM (kff5f)

214
Note: Looks like Takei was about the only English speaking US based Asian actor who didn't get cast in Midway. So he must have had one hell of a negative rep.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 02, 2015 03:41 PM (kdS6q)

215 Which is why the nu-Trek is shamelessly cribbing from them.

Ugggh.

Remember when they said "we're rebooting to a new timeline to allow new stories"?

AND THEN KHAN SHOWS UP IN THE SECOND MOVIE?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:41 PM (659DL)

216 The guy who sued Hudson was a grifter though. If he had unprotected sex with Hudson while he not only had hiv but full blown aids, he would have caught it. But he never tested positive.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 02, 2015 03:41 PM (iQIUe)

217 I haven't looked at Twitter yet...is there any pushback against this bitter old toad for what he said?

Because I have to say, if we can't gin up a defense for Clarence Thomas against a failed has been, then we deserve to lose.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at July 02, 2015 03:41 PM (PFy0L)

218 Let's talk about Jennifer Connelly for a while. Mmmm, Jennifer Connelly.

Posted by: kraken at July 02, 2015 03:41 PM (sdxPm)

219 You know what else is interesting?

What was Takei looking for when he made his remark about Thomas and tried to excuse it by saying "it makes me that angry."

I'll tell you: Takei is looking for emotional safety. He wants his hate and anger to have a safe space for expression. He's trying to find out if the world is really safe for the free rein of his version of political pathology.

If it is, then there's more where that came from.

Posted by: Feh at July 02, 2015 03:42 PM (zto2Y)

220 Apparently he was in a camp in Arkansas. I had no idea that we had one in Arkansas. It was no mentioned in class. So that bit sort of fascinated me.


Posted by: Lea at July 02, 2015 03:40 PM (lIU4e)


Didn't FDR round up all the Japanese and Chinese? That's what it's not talked about, can't tarnish the leftist hero.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) rogue bioethicst at July 02, 2015 03:42 PM (s92xH)

221 204
173 153 ST:II-IV were the best of the ST movies.

Posted by: WOPR at July 02, 2015 03:30 PM (nRvEn)



Which is why the nu-Trek is shamelessly cribbing from them. Doing it poorly, too; which is why I despise the new movies.

*
*
Yeah. The "nu-Trek" lacks that spark of imagination, that spirit of "What's it like Out There?" that the original had. Not to mention a boatload of implausibilities and illogicalities. At its best, the original at least tried to have their characters behave like people in the service. New film? Chekov goes dashing off from his post without permission. Gack.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 03:42 PM (buqhZ)

222 I never understood the point of making Star Trek I. It was just a feature length remake of The Changeling.


I actually liked Star Trek: Generations, btw

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 02, 2015 03:42 PM (evdj2)

223 Did he ever go back to Hanoi after killin all steenkin Cong?

Posted by: tu3031 at July 02, 2015 03:42 PM (YFFpo)

224 Remember when they said "we're rebooting to a new timeline to allow new stories"?

AND THEN KHAN SHOWS UP IN THE SECOND MOVIE?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:41 PM (659DL)


Yeah. Yeah I remember that.

I liked the reboot as a fun movie, and I was willing to give it a Star Trek pass because I thought the whole point was to have a whole new chronology and a whole new set of stories.

But just to go back and redo the ones that were already done? Seriously?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 03:43 PM (kff5f)

225 You have Wayne cred if you have watched The Cowboys more than three times.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 02, 2015 03:37 PM (Q4pU/)



The Cowboys is a good movie. I remember as a kid thinking the Duke represented the right way of things and Bruce Dern/Long Hair the evil hippy thieving way.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2015 03:43 PM (DiZBp)

226 Takei's finest hour was during the Shatner roast. Shat comes out on a horse, because of course he does. When it's Takei's turn to roast him, he says something to the effect of, "I've been wanting to say this for a long time...F*** you and the horse you rode in on!" The context of their feud is what made it so funny for me; is a joke half veiled in bitter truths.

The Shatner/Takei feud is definitely the Clash of the Egos. But the big difference was that Shatner WAS the actual star (along with Nimoy and Bones as the main triumvirate,) like you pointed out Ace

Has anyone seen the "To Be Takei" documentary? Shat does some good trolling of Takei in that one. Interesting general overview of Takei's life, but despite what he did achieve it seemed a little sad to me. A has been still trying to prove he once was, and that unachievable task has turned him bitter? Bill Nye has the same vibe.


Posted by: LizLem at July 02, 2015 03:43 PM (yRwC8)

227 FHRITP!!! *flips everyone off*

Posted by: That Guy who stands right behind Shrillary! Clintoon at July 02, 2015 03:44 PM (2mJMN)

228 Let's talk about Jennifer Connelly for a while. Mmmm, Jennifer Connelly.

Posted by: kraken


*lost in trance*

Posted by: Moderate Salami at July 02, 2015 03:44 PM (/Ho8c)

229 Posted by: Lea at July 02, 2015 03:40 PM (lIU4e)

And not that the camps were not less than optimal but Sulu was a young child and didn't know the difference.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 02, 2015 03:44 PM (Q4pU/)

230 I just hope Michael Dorn never turns into a whiny little b-tch.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at July 02, 2015 03:44 PM (O7MnT)

231 Ugggh.

Remember when they said "we're rebooting to a new timeline to allow new stories"?

AND THEN KHAN SHOWS UP IN THE SECOND MOVIE?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:41 PM (659DL)


Don't forget - Kobayashi Maru in the first movie. Aaand they "flipped the script" and put Kirk in to die in the dilithium chamber in nu-II.

No. Fucking. Imagination.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 02, 2015 03:44 PM (Edob3)

232 This is kind of a cool photo.
http://is.gd/H75sLJ

Feels like a metaphor for something.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 02, 2015 03:44 PM (ZKzrr)

233 >>AND THEN KHAN SHOWS UP IN THE SECOND MOVIE?

Ugh, don't get me started on badass Spock who gets the girl.

I was all in w/the reboot and then....so disappointed w/how the messed up the Kirk/Spock dynamic.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 02, 2015 03:44 PM (NOIQH)

234 As expected, the SJW proggies are going out of their way to give Sulu a pass

I guess "gay" trumps "black" in the new rule book

Posted by: kbdabear at July 02, 2015 03:44 PM (GrXXa)

235 230 I just hope Michael Dorn never turns into a whiny little b-tch.
Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at July 02, 2015 03:44 PM (O7MnT)


His character was in DS9.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 02, 2015 03:45 PM (Edob3)

236 If "Sulu" is all Takei has to offer the world, he has to hustle, sell bullshit, run for office, etc.

Set phasers to "ignore."

Posted by: Feh at July 02, 2015 03:45 PM (zto2Y)

237 FHRITA!!! *flips everyone off*

Posted by: That Guy who stands right behind Georgie-Porgie Takei at July 02, 2015 03:45 PM (2mJMN)

238 I kind of want to tweet out that I think Obama is a clown in blackface and watch all of the exploding SJW heads.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at July 02, 2015 03:45 PM (PFy0L)

239 He banged Batgirl? Nice.

Posted by: Benji Carver at July 02, 2015 03:35 PM (OD2ni)



Well, yes, but that's not who Oblig. was referring to. Once, when Shatner was young, well before he even became an actor, he busted his cherry with a REAL alien green chick with huge tits, who'd come to Earth to capture a specimen for the traditional alien anal-probe experiments.

Turnabout was fair play, as it were, and the probing went the other way, for once.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 02, 2015 03:45 PM (72D6h)

240 You have Wayne cred if you have watched The Cowboys more than three times.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 02, 2015 03:37 PM (Q4pU/)

_____________________

What if some guy has seen it more than 3 times but cried at the end every time?

Posted by: CozMark at July 02, 2015 03:45 PM (aKWBd)

241 Which of the Star Trek movies are Christmas movies?
Posted by: Jazz at July 02, 2015 03:34 PM (roO4n)


Which one had whales?

Posted by: Lea at July 02, 2015 03:46 PM (lIU4e)

242 That slope fag sure put that house n------ in his place!

Posted by: Alec Baldwin at July 02, 2015 03:46 PM (GrXXa)

243 If they would have given me my own ship, my ship and I could have made appearances on The Green Hornet and Batman.

Oh, my!

Posted by: George Sulu at July 02, 2015 03:46 PM (3HQrZ)

244 Well said, Ace, and damned funny. I'm trying really hard to not laugh out loud--I'd rather not have to explain what is so funny to my two gay coworkers right now.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at July 02, 2015 03:46 PM (VAsIq)

245 Slightly OT. Someone needs to do an expose on what happened with corporate culture. Some of the major drivers of change are in corporate policies, such as the recent Amazon/CBF and Macy's/Trump actions. But why are corporations acting this way? Chik-Fil-A survived. Within a few weeks these things would blow over and there would be no consequences. Many corporations seem to be *choosing* to act this way with out any real external pressure.

Posted by: Capt. Han Sulu at July 02, 2015 03:46 PM (6qR/9)

246 Anyway, he has become kind of the Michael Sam of scifi.

Thread winner.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 02, 2015 03:46 PM (u07AL)

247 Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2015 03:43 PM (DiZBp)

I still love the part where they were about to hang the cook and he was saying his last words '......Lord forgive me for the men I've killed and those I'm about to. '

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 02, 2015 03:46 PM (Q4pU/)

248 Takei is famous while Ace is a nobody.

Posted by: Winning is everything at July 02, 2015 03:47 PM (Q7dqX)

249 You're forgetting new Sulu having a completely unnecessary sword fight.

Posted by: eleven at July 02, 2015 03:47 PM (IPzoI)

250
I guess "gay" trumps "black" in the new rule book



Posted by: kbdabear at July 02, 2015 03:44 PM (GrXXa)


Unless you're both. Which is why the MFM drooled all over Barry for telling the illegal tranny to shut up. I figured an illegal tranny has to carry tons of weight on the liberal scales but the MFM lined up with Barry on that. I wonder who has or makes the victimhood pecking order up.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2015 03:47 PM (DiZBp)

251 Ugggh.

Remember when they said "we're rebooting to a new timeline to allow new stories"?

AND THEN KHAN SHOWS UP IN THE SECOND MOVIE?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:41 PM (659DL)

Don't forget - Kobayashi Maru in the first movie. Aaand they "flipped the script" and put Kirk in to die in the dilithium chamber in nu-II.

No. Fucking. Imagination.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 02, 2015 03:44 PM (Edob3)



Not to worry, Trekkies.

In the next Star Trek, they do not go back in time to save the whales.

They go back in time for me!

Posted by: Topsy the Sloth at July 02, 2015 03:47 PM (0cMkb)

252 Takei is famous while Ace is a nobody.

Posted by: Winning is everything at July 02, 2015 03:47 PM (Q7dqX)



The Goddess Irony is doubled over in a laughing fit.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 02, 2015 03:48 PM (evdj2)

253 George, good news!

The Starship PMS Douchebag is named after you.

Posted by: eman at July 02, 2015 03:48 PM (7+n4r)

254 215 Remember when they said "we're rebooting to a new timeline to allow new stories"?

AND THEN KHAN SHOWS UP IN THE SECOND MOVIE?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:41 PM (659DL)


Yeah, but, this time, Spock is the one who screams "KHAAAAAAN!!!" so it's totes different and new.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 02, 2015 03:48 PM (EHU9F)

255 Thanks for playing, but Wrath of Khan was awesome.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:34 PM (659DL)

Did I say ST:II wasn't awesome?

Posted by: WOPR at July 02, 2015 03:48 PM (nRvEn)

256 Thanks for playing, but Wrath of Khan was awesome.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:34 PM (659DL)

Did I say ST:II wasn't awesome?

Posted by: WOPR at July 02, 2015 03:48 PM (nRvEn)

257 Posted by: CozMark at July 02, 2015 03:45 PM (aKWBd)

You're a platinum member as long as you shed a tear at the end of Sands of Iwo Jima also.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 02, 2015 03:49 PM (Q4pU/)

258 245 Slightly OT. Someone needs to do an expose on what happened with corporate culture. Some of the major drivers of change are in corporate policies, such as the recent Amazon/CBF and Macy's/Trump actions. But why are corporations acting this way? Chik-Fil-A survived. Within a few weeks these things would blow over and there would be no consequences. Many corporations seem to be *choosing* to act this way with out any real external pressure.
Posted by: Capt. Han Sulu at July 02, 2015 03:46 PM (6qR/9)

______________________________

Human Resource Departments are the biggest progtard pussies in any corporate hierarchy.

Posted by: CozMark at July 02, 2015 03:49 PM (aKWBd)

259 Re 241.. I think it was "Free Willy" Lea.

Posted by: kraken at July 02, 2015 03:49 PM (sdxPm)

260 I'm not sure who actually was a good actor on "Star Trek. " I enjoyed it as a kid, but they all seem sort of wooden except that Spock was supposed to be wooden and he did it well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 02, 2015 03:49 PM (OSs/l)

261 Is it true that Takei got his Smart Take from Vox?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 02, 2015 03:50 PM (oVJmc)

262 Posted by: Winning is everything at July 02, 2015 03:47 PM (Q7dqX)

And Takei's butt boy takes his mouth off Sulu's dick for 2 seconds to type.

Posted by: Donna V. (sans ampersands) at July 02, 2015 03:50 PM (u0lmX)

263 >>Sulu: Master of Navigation



All Hail Sulu!

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 02, 2015 03:50 PM (mme62)

264 Takei is famous

Pretty sad when an "actor" is more famous for being gay than for his acting ability

Posted by: wrg500 at July 02, 2015 03:50 PM (C278+)

265 Did I say ST:II wasn't awesome?

See above--I misread.

I have since splayed my fingers and used a ballpeen hammer on them while listening to a Maxine Waters committee statement.

This should be sufficient penance.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:51 PM (659DL)

266 Remember when they said "we're rebooting to a new timeline to allow new stories"?
AND THEN KHAN SHOWS UP IN THE SECOND MOVIE? Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:41 PM (659DL)

Benedict should have been cast as one of Kahn's lieutenants. Then you can pull out the Khan card later down the road if you need to, AND you get the idea of well if this guy is so crazy bada**, how much more incredible must his leader be??

Plus Khan in the original did not have magical deux ex machina blood. Ugh the second NuTrek was so disappointing, for so many reasons. Plus they whitewashed Khan's race, thought that was illegial in HWood but I guess Abrams got a pass.

Posted by: LizLem at July 02, 2015 03:51 PM (yRwC8)

267 256 Thanks for playing, but Wrath of Khan was awesome.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:34 PM (659DL)

Did I say ST:II wasn't awesome?

Posted by: WOPR at July 02, 2015 03:48 PM (nRvEn)

Wait... which ST:II? In the brave new world of reboots, you need to be more specific

Posted by: Jollyroger at July 02, 2015 03:51 PM (t06LC)

268 I was near tears when Jim Hutton got it in the GB. Craig Jue was inconsolable watching the Sun set in the East.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 02, 2015 03:52 PM (evdj2)

269 I'm not sure who actually was a good actor on "Star Trek. "

Brian Dennehy was fantastic as the Enterprise.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:52 PM (659DL)

270 If they would have given me my own ship, my ship and I could have made appearances on The Green Hornet and Batman.



Oh, my!

Posted by: George Sulu at July 02, 2015 03:46 PM (3HQrZ)



I think just about everyone from Star Trek showed up on the Man From U.N.C.L.E. TV show except Takei. In fact, Shatner and Nimoy were in the same episode with Col. Klink.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2015 03:52 PM (DiZBp)

271 258 . . . Human Resource Departments are the biggest progtard pussies in any corporate hierarchy.
*
*
+100 I've noted, too, that as the Personnel Department reinvents itself, its name gets longer. Personnel, then Human Resources, then Workforce Management Organization. The next reboot will have 4 words.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 03:52 PM (buqhZ)

272 Takei is famous while Ace is a nobody.

You wouldn't be posting redundantly on this site if Ace were a nobody, but you're famous----as a troll who constantly changes their name. Bravo!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 02, 2015 03:52 PM (OSs/l)

273
"All Hail Sulu! Eris!"


FIFY

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 02, 2015 03:53 PM (JtwS4)

274 245 Slightly OT. Someone needs to do an expose on what happened with corporate culture. Some of the major drivers of change are in corporate policies, such as the recent Amazon/CBF and Macy's/Trump actions. But why are corporations acting this way? Chik-Fil-A survived. Within a few weeks these things would blow over and there would be no consequences. Many corporations seem to be *choosing* to act this way with out any real external pressure.
Posted by: Capt. Han Sulu at July 02, 2015 03:46 PM (6qR/9)

It gives them an excuse to do something they wanted to do anyway.

Posted by: Jollyroger at July 02, 2015 03:53 PM (t06LC)

275 Yeah. The "nu-Trek" lacks that spark of imagination, that spirit of "What's it like Out There?" that the original had. Not to mention a boatload of implausibilities and illogicalities. At its best, the original at least tried to have their characters behave like people in the service. New film? Chekov goes dashing off from his post without permission. Gack.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 03:42 PM (buqhZ)
Roddenberry served in the Army Air Force, IIRC, and plenty of others in Hollywood would have been vets as well. Nowadays? No way in hell.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 02, 2015 03:53 PM (OiH3z)

276 Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 02, 2015 03:52 PM (evdj2)

His boy looking for him.

'Peterson! Peterson! '

Tearing up typing that.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 02, 2015 03:53 PM (Q4pU/)

277 The Cowboys is a good movie. I remember as a kid thinking the Duke represented the right way of things and Bruce Dern/Long Hair the evil hippy thieving way.

There's more of that going on in the movie than most realize. It was a real clash of generations going on, even with the director. Its a masterpiece where the people involved set their politics aside to make a movie.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 03:54 PM (39g3+)

278 Flo the Progressive girl is famous. The Geico gecko is famous. The Burger King is famous. And then you have George Takei.

Posted by: kraken at July 02, 2015 03:54 PM (sdxPm)

279 Poor poor Hamchunk. Lost his dog *and* Peterson.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 02, 2015 03:54 PM (evdj2)

280 He is stupid.Howard Stern once played a tape of a prank call that soemone made to Takei pretending to beRicardo Montelban. Captain Jenks, maybe? The prankster kept saying increasingly outrageous thingsbut Takei was too busy talking about getting ready to go on a Star Trek cruise. The call went on for about five minutesbefore Takei finally caught on and hung up after "Ricardo"said he was going to pick up Tattoo and get some hookers.

Fun fact: Montalban was quite conservative. When he passed, National Review revealed that he had been a subscriber for many years.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 02, 2015 03:54 PM (u07AL)

281 I liked George Takei better when he was Sulu and not that bar owner in Good Morning Vietnam.

Posted by: Nurse Chappell at July 02, 2015 03:55 PM (dCigj)

282 Slightly OT. Someone needs to do an expose on what happened with corporate culture. Some of the major drivers of change are in corporate policies, such as the recent Amazon/CBF and Macy's/Trump actions. But why are corporations acting this way? Chik-Fil-A survived. Within a few weeks these things would blow over and there would be no consequences. Many corporations seem to be *choosing* to act this way with out any real external pressure.
Posted by: Capt. Han Sulu at July 02, 2015 03:46 PM (6qR/9)

We need to stop feeding it, Corporations need sales increases every year or people get fired. Important people. No boycott is necessary, no real pain is required on our part. Just use what you buy for a little longer, buy just what you need and what gives you a little joy.

A 5 percent drop in sales doesn't sound big, but it is

Why go into debt to buy shit on impulse or because we want a new phone to enrich people who want us eliminated?

Posted by: kbdabear at July 02, 2015 03:55 PM (GrXXa)

283 Takei is famous while Ace is a nobody.

Posted by: Winning is everything at July 02, 2015 03:47 PM (Q7dqX)


The Goddess Irony is doubled over in a laughing fit.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 02, 2015 03:48 PM (evdj2)



More people read what Ace has to say, each day, than have listened to any particular interview of Takei's, in his entire career.

And only one of them is famous for being a gay fake astronaut.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 02, 2015 03:55 PM (72D6h)

284 "Brian Dennehy was fantastic as the Enterprise."


Hehehe.


Never gets old.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 02, 2015 03:55 PM (LA7Cm)

285 I'm not sure who actually was a good actor on "Star Trek. "

Brian Dennehy was fantastic as the Enterprise.

And Oprah was fabulous as the Black Hole.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 02, 2015 03:55 PM (NjiZL)

286 >>Many corporations seem to be *choosing* to act this way with out any real external pressure.

Think a lot of CEOs (especially tech companies like Google and Facebook) are super-tight w/the administration. There's a whole lot of back scratching going on (such as Obama getting them more H1B visas) and I would be surprised if these guys didn't have a casual conversation w/Obama or Jarrett wherein it was merely suggested that, hey, you know you could show your outrage by making the confederate flag inaccessible from your site (wink, wink).

Posted by: Lizzy at July 02, 2015 03:56 PM (NOIQH)

287
I'm not sure who actually was a good actor on "Star Trek."
Posted by: FenelonSpoke



DeForest Kelley.

He had a very active guest star career for 20 years up to Trek. Not a statue like Nimoy or a hambone like Shatner. Solid actor and very good in villain roles.

Then Trek just completely killed his career.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 02, 2015 03:56 PM (kdS6q)

288 Please, Captain, can't we go back to Miri's planet? Pleeeease?!?! You are so mean!!!

Posted by: Sulu in one of his moods at July 02, 2015 03:57 PM (2cS/G)

289 He is stupid.Howard Stern once played a tape of a prank call that
soemone made to Takei pretending to beRicardo Montelban. Captain Jenks,
maybe? The prankster kept saying increasingly outrageous thingsbut Takei
was too busy talking about getting ready to go on a Star Trek cruise.
The call went on for about five minutesbefore Takei finally caught on
and hung up after "Ricardo"said he was going to pick up Tattoo and get
some hookers.






Takei was so self-absorbed and preening on about his cat. I didn't know at the time he was, but my first thought was, shit Sulu is gayer than a Cher concert.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2015 03:57 PM (DiZBp)

Posted by: Norman Bates' Mother at July 02, 2015 03:57 PM (evdj2)

291 Brian Dennehy was fantastic as the Universe.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 03:52 PM (659DL)


Fixed.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 02, 2015 03:57 PM (72D6h)

292 I think just about everyone from Star Trek showed up on the Man From
U.N.C.L.E. TV show except Takei. In fact, Shatner and Nimoy were in the
same episode with Col. Klink.

*
*
"The Project Strigas Affair" -- which was a sort of "Mission: Impossible" script two years before M: I came along. Susan Oliver, the first green Orion slave girl, was on U.N.C.L.E., and so was Yvonne Craig, Nancy Kovack (twice), Barbara Bouchet, Lee Meriwether, Kim Darby . . . the list goes on.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 03:57 PM (buqhZ)

293 I think Oprah was that giant amoeba Spock flew into.

Posted by: eleven at July 02, 2015 03:57 PM (IPzoI)

294 While I certainly think that Mr. Takei is way out of line here and is clearly much too close to the issue to have a rational debate on the subject, I would defend his acting chops to some degree.

He was great in the original Twilight Zone episode "The Encounter" where he met up with a somewhat racist ex-military guy who still harbored major prejudice against the Japanese (coming off of WWII at the time).

And in the fan-produced Star Trek episode "World Enough and Time," (part of the Star Trek: Phase II fan production) that was released a few years back, he was also quite good.

Please Mr. Takei...I still love the original Star Trek and your role in it, but you need to take a step back from this particular issue and stop making foolish comments against those who respectfully disagree with you.

Posted by: Jon at July 02, 2015 03:58 PM (iXFOI)

295 "I liked George Takei better when he was Sulu and not that bar owner in Good Morning Vietnam. "

The one that had a thing for Walter Brennan? Don't think that's the same guy.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 02, 2015 03:58 PM (LA7Cm)

296 Yes; You're right. Deforrest Kelley was a good actor.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 02, 2015 03:58 PM (OSs/l)

297 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 02, 2015 03:56 PM (kdS6q)

Everyone's impression of Bones starts ' dammit Jim! I'm a _____ not a _____.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 02, 2015 03:58 PM (Q4pU/)

298 One of my favorite George Takei stories is that he was originally offered a guest star spot in the classic Simpsons Monorail episode which ended up going to Leonard Nimoy instead. Takei turned it down because he was on the board of the SanFran public rail and thought it inappropriate to make fun of these wastes of money.

Posted by: mugiwara at July 02, 2015 03:58 PM (LoNX4)

299 Takei is getting another five minutes of "fame" at the expense of a conservative black man.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 02, 2015 03:58 PM (FsuaD)

300 Note: Looks like Takei was about the only English speaking US based Asian actor who didn't get cast in Midway. So he must have had one hell of a negative rep.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 02, 2015 03:41 PM (kdS6q)


I swear, my dad must have watched that movie on a loop when I was growing up. 'Enemy Dive Bomber'.

Posted by: Lea at July 02, 2015 03:59 PM (lIU4e)

301 Think a lot of CEOs (especially tech companies like Google and Facebook) are super-tight w/the administration. There's a whole lot of back scratching going on (such as Obama getting them more H1B visas) and I would be surprised if these guys didn't have a casual conversation w/Obama or Jarrett wherein it was merely suggested that, hey, you know you could show your outrage by making the confederate flag inaccessible from your site (wink, wink).
Posted by: Lizzy at July 02, 2015 03:56 PM (NOIQH)
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The Fsscism in this admin would make Mussolini blush.

Posted by: @votermom at July 02, 2015 04:00 PM (cbfNE)

302 I remember Shatner in a Twilight Zone episode

Posted by: wrg500 at July 02, 2015 04:00 PM (C278+)

303
"I'm not sure who actually was a good actor on "Star Trek."


Not a regular, but Teri Garr played a young ditz very well in an episode. She looked hot too.

Posted by: Benji Carver at July 02, 2015 04:00 PM (OD2ni)

304 "Sulu" is just angry Kirk always got the green women.

Posted by: Doomed at July 02, 2015 04:01 PM (bGLSw)

305 Takei is also a big proponent of reparations for the Japanese sent to internment camps by that horrible conservative president whose name and party we can't remember. He even produced and funded a musical about the issue.

Posted by: mugiwara at July 02, 2015 04:01 PM (LoNX4)

306 Any word from Nichelle Nichols on Takei's racism?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 02, 2015 04:01 PM (FsuaD)

307 Nimoy wasn't a statue, he played one. He showed a lot more range and skill on Mission Impossible. Yes, he's not as good as Martin Landau but hardly anyone is. He's good as Paris.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 04:01 PM (39g3+)

308 #285 -

I know there is much disagreement pertaining to who were decent actors on the original Star Trek, but I'm pretty sure that Leonard Nimoy is universally agreed upon as a terrific actor who brought such a dimension/depth to his role as Mr. Spock.

Jon

Posted by: Jon at July 02, 2015 04:02 PM (iXFOI)

309 I remember Shatner in a Twilight Zone episode

He did more than one.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 02, 2015 04:02 PM (u07AL)

310 Takei is also a big proponent of reparations for the Japanese sent to internment camps

Well...we did that, so...

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 04:02 PM (659DL)

311 Not a regular, but Teri Garr played a young ditz very well in an episode. She looked hot too.

That was a very bizarre episode, but when you read about it, it makes more sense. The entire thing was basically a pilot for a new show that Roddenberry was pitching and never got made. The cross over was supposed to launch it, like the Emergency! Crossover with Adam-12

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 04:03 PM (39g3+)

312
Not a regular, but Teri Garr played a young ditz very well in an episode. She looked hot too.
Posted by: Benji Carver



Tapped 'dat back when she was just starting out as a background dancer.

Posted by: Elvis

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 02, 2015 04:03 PM (kdS6q)

313 Judging TOS by contemporary standards is a mistake. Styles have changed, drama was broader in the 60s.

Nimoy's style has survived the best, but then he had to underplay by definition.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 02, 2015 04:03 PM (oVJmc)

314 The retards who seem to have all the say and sway in this country are becoming fatally tiresome.

Posted by: maddogg at July 02, 2015 04:03 PM (xWW96)

315 "The Project Strigas Affair" -- which was a sort of
"Mission: Impossible" script two years before M: I came along. Susan
Oliver, the first green Orion slave girl, was on U.N.C.L.E., and so was
Yvonne Craig, Nancy Kovack (twice), Barbara Bouchet, Lee Meriwether, Kim
Darby . . . the list goes on.


Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 03:57 PM (buqhZ)


That show had tons of guest stars and some of the best looking actresses to boot. Luciana Paluzzi from Thunderball in a memorable scene of Solo frisking her with his gun. I know they are going botch this movie coming out next month.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2015 04:03 PM (DiZBp)

316 Shatner was also in the movie adaptation of 'The Brothers Karamazov', if you can believe that.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 02, 2015 04:03 PM (u07AL)

317
I'm not going to say anything about Sulu, because . . .
But I will say Justice Thomas is a great Justice. I appreciate him. I wish we had more Justices on the Court just like him. He's honest. He makes sense. He knows what's important.He isn't out to create a legacy or get invited to swanky cocktail parties or give speeches to ivy league diploma mills. He's a role model, or would be, if the media wasn't a postulant boil on the body politic.

Posted by: simplemind at July 02, 2015 04:03 PM (5vV+V)

318 The town of Brattleboro is proud of Mr. Takei for all of his contributions and diligent self sacrafice while he was working at NASA. The series Star Trek is a undisputed compliment to his contributions to landing a Person of No Color on the Lunar Surface. We are also proud that Present Obama has lowered the unemployment rate in the US to 5.5% from the high level of 40% when that idiot Bush was Presdent. Thank You sir and we love you...........

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at July 02, 2015 04:04 PM (lNSdJ)

319 Space Retard.

Ace is on a roll this week.

Take tomorrow off. You've earned it.

Posted by: mpfs, Questioning My Sanity at July 02, 2015 04:04 PM (M+tdH)

320 I cracked up on this one. Sulu willfully wanted to be "sent off to the farm", and in fact resented for a lifetime that he wasn't. That's good stuff.

Posted by: Dave S. at July 02, 2015 04:04 PM (7qyhD)

321 Nimoy was an actively good actor.
Shatner... wasn't, but he was a really good William Shatner.
DeForrest Kelley was good.
Doohan (sp?) made a fine Scotty, though I'm not sure that was "acting."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 04:04 PM (kff5f)

322 Not a regular, but Teri Garr played a young ditz very well in an episode. She looked hot too.
Posted by: Benji Carver


In 'The Moonshine Wars', Garr gets nekkid. Or so I've heard.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 02, 2015 04:05 PM (u07AL)

323 And the Merry Cloginstain sock is tiresome too.

Posted by: maddogg at July 02, 2015 04:05 PM (xWW96)

324 I never liked the Shatner "monster on the plane" episode. Too claustrophobic. So a good job by the creators if that's what they were going for.

Posted by: Sulu in one of his moods at July 02, 2015 04:05 PM (2cS/G)

325 In the name of diversity, the only black justice on SCOTUS must be removed for thinking differently than a fake has been space pervert.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 02, 2015 04:05 PM (j68ia)

326 A smug idiot wrote a letter to the editor here re gay marriage beginning with, "Not to rub it in conservatives faces BUT...."

And then gleefully piled on with Obamacare, as well.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 02, 2015 04:05 PM (FsuaD)

327 I think next week I will become a gay asian spaceman.

Posted by: Rachel Suluzal at July 02, 2015 04:05 PM (xkSSa)

328 The entire thing was basically a pilot for a new
show that Roddenberry was pitching and never got made. The cross over
was supposed to launch it, like the Emergency! Crossover with Adam-12

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 04:03 PM (39g3+)

Did not know that! Definitely puts things in a diff context, thanks. Though does not explain away the ridic in the ep "Spock's Brain."

Posted by: LizLem at July 02, 2015 04:05 PM (yRwC8)

329
Space Retard.

Ace is on a roll this week.


Bet you weren't ready for that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 02, 2015 04:05 PM (JtwS4)

330 Sulu played the guy who made the hybrid dinosaurs in Jurassic World, right? Or am I getting my Asians confused?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 02, 2015 04:05 PM (8ZskC)

331 "I liked George Takei better when he was Sulu and not that bar owner in Good Morning Vietnam. "

The one that had a thing for Walter Brennan? Don't think that's the same guy.

=================

Oh, he's the same guy....just a different actor.

Posted by: Nurse Chappell at July 02, 2015 04:05 PM (dCigj)

332 Here ya go, decide for yourself: https://goo.gl/vztZQx

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 02, 2015 04:05 PM (iQIUe)

333 You know... I've been thinking how to celebrate July 4. Maybe I'll do it with a Babylon 5 marathon.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at July 02, 2015 04:05 PM (kff5f)

334 I remember Shatner in a Twilight Zone episode

He did more than one.



As far as I'm concerned, he was in THE TZ episode.

Posted by: Norman Bates' Mother at July 02, 2015 04:06 PM (evdj2)

335 He did more than one.


Posted by: OregonMuse at July 02, 2015 04:02 PM (u07AL)

The one where he was afraid of flying and kept seeing a grimble on the wing.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 02, 2015 04:06 PM (C278+)

336
like the Emergency! Crossover with Adam-12
Posted by: Christopher Taylor



And Adam-12 was a crossover pilot from the Dragnet series.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 02, 2015 04:06 PM (kdS6q)

337
Sulu always gave Uhura nasty racist looks.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 02, 2015 04:06 PM (ODxAs)

338 Nimoy's style has survived the best, but then he had to underplay by definition.

Nimoy's best acting was on Mission: Impossible.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 04:06 PM (659DL)

339 dammit

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 02, 2015 04:06 PM (evdj2)

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 02, 2015 04:07 PM (u07AL)

341 >>Sulu played the guy who made the hybrid dinosaurs in Jurassic World, right? Or am I getting my Asians confused?

Nope, Takei was the guy in "The Freshman" who scolded the naughty Komodo dragon.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 02, 2015 04:07 PM (NOIQH)

342 I've tended to give The Shat the benefit of the doubt when he responded to accusations of halting hamminess (see Pollak, Kevin) by saying he often found the dialog impenetrable and had difficulty memorizing it on short notice. In other films, he was not very often not the caricature of himself you often see lampooned, which to his credit he's kinda sorta capitalized on.

Posted by: Doomed at July 02, 2015 04:07 PM (bGLSw)

343 The Shat was also in Judgment at Nuremberg when he was an up-and-comer.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 02, 2015 04:07 PM (evdj2)

344 So Sulu was mad that he did not get a promotion that did not exist to a rank that does not exist in a Star Fleet that does not exist...on a freaking TV show.


Got it.

Posted by: blaster at July 02, 2015 04:07 PM (2Ocf1)

345 Anyone have Sam the Butcher's take on Clarence Thomas? How about Peter Scollari from Bosom Buddies or Dunkleman from American Idol? Anyone?

Posted by: Truck Monkey is a Mime..... Serious at July 02, 2015 04:07 PM (fLKzW)

346 Sad Sulu sock off.

Posted by: LincolnTF at July 02, 2015 04:07 PM (2cS/G)

347 Sulu wasn't my only role. I was also the guy in the Godzilla suit, honest.

Posted by: George Takei at July 02, 2015 04:07 PM (xkSSa)

348 I remember when Takei shocked the world over years back when he announced that the fat guy he'd been living with for 20 years was in fact his homosexual lover. I don't think anyone saw that coming.

Posted by: mugiwara at July 02, 2015 04:08 PM (LoNX4)

349 I saw "The Obsolete Man" last night on a local channel last night. Quite revealing about the present times.

Posted by: dantesed at July 02, 2015 04:08 PM (88xKn)

350 Walter Koenig's turn as Bester made me a believer. Sure, good writing, but he made the character so creepy and likable despite being such a monster, it was brilliant. You hated the guy but still, kinda liked him, like a charming gestapo agent.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 04:08 PM (39g3+)

351 "Sulu always gave Uhura nasty racist looks."

He did often seem to be eyeing her narrowly.

Posted by: Doomed at July 02, 2015 04:08 PM (bGLSw)

352
In 'The Moonshine Wars', Garr gets nekkid. Or so I've heard.
Posted by: OregonMuse



Trigger warning!

Forced to strip at gun point, then a zoomed out naked run down the street.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 02, 2015 04:08 PM (kdS6q)

353 Doohan (sp?) made a fine Scotty, though I'm not sure that was "acting."

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Slim Pickens became a big star because of Dr. Strangelove. People were shocked when they met him that that's really the way he talks.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 02, 2015 04:08 PM (j68ia)

354 The Shat was also in Judgment at Nuremberg when he was an up-and-comer.

Also The Andersonville Trial, if you can find it.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 02, 2015 04:08 PM (oVJmc)

355
"The one where he was afraid of flying and kept seeing a grimble on the wing."

Also the one where he is stuck in the diner with the devil-head napkin holder that predicts the future.

Posted by: Benji Carver at July 02, 2015 04:09 PM (OD2ni)

356 . . . [Man from U.N.C.L.E.] had tons of guest stars and some of the best looking
actresses to boot. Luciana Paluzzi from Thunderball in a memorable scene
of Solo frisking her with his gun. I know they are going botch this
movie coming out next month.

*
*
I've got big hopes for it. One of the fans I know from the Yahoo! group is the Oscar winning costume guy who developed Daryl Hannah's mermaid outfit in Splash. He's been a fan of U.N.C.L.E. since his teen years. Anyway, he worked on the new film, and has seen the finished product. And while it's not "just like the original," he says, it's a good period-piece (1960s) thriller with humor.

I'd forgotten about Miss Luciana, "Angela" in the "To Trap a Spy" film made from the pilot. Steamy scenes for those days!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 04:09 PM (buqhZ)

357 >>> Shatner... wasn't, but he was a really good William Shatner.

I've heard that he was supposedly early in his career a really good Shakespearian actor, could have gone that route? It would have been fun to watch him do Hamlet, hah.

"To be.....or not.... to be. That....is the question!"

Posted by: LizLem at July 02, 2015 04:09 PM (yRwC8)

358 "Anyone?"

You know whose take on Clarence Thomas the world needs to hear? Kanye West's.

Posted by: Feh at July 02, 2015 04:09 PM (zto2Y)

359 Ace is on a roll this week.

Would you like a roll in ze hay?

Posted by: Terri Garr at July 02, 2015 04:09 PM (8ZskC)

360 I tried watching Adam 12, Emergency!, and Dragnet on Netflix. Could not. I can't put my finger on why, I just could not stand watching them.

Posted by: CozMark at July 02, 2015 04:09 PM (aKWBd)

361 Perhaps TFG can find a position for Takei on his staff. Whatever happened to the choomer actor who worked in his administration for a while (whose name, thankfully, escapes me).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 02, 2015 04:09 PM (FsuaD)

362 They wrote slash fic about Kirk and Spock. Why not about Kirk and me? *sniff*

Posted by: Sulu at July 02, 2015 04:09 PM (xkSSa)

363
In 'The Moonshine Wars', Garr gets nekkid. Or so I've heard.
Posted by: OregonMuse



Trigger warning!

Forced to strip at gun point, then a zoomed out naked run down the street.


She's naked in a shower in something.

To me she was always the girl from McCloud.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 02, 2015 04:09 PM (JtwS4)

364 Godzilla was a fag?????!!!!!

Posted by: maddogg at July 02, 2015 04:09 PM (xWW96)

365 "Nimoy's best acting was on Mission: Impossible."

He was good, but my personal fav was the smarmy murderous heart surgeon who very nearly beat Columbo at his own game. One of the few guest villains who almost did, and Columbo wanted to nail him very badly.

Posted by: Doomed at July 02, 2015 04:10 PM (bGLSw)

366 Putting Hamlet on the bridge of the Enterprise would be hilarious.

Posted by: Feh at July 02, 2015 04:10 PM (zto2Y)

367 So was he just the show's token Asian, or was he also a bonus token homo?

Posted by: Weasel at July 02, 2015 04:10 PM (e3bId)

368 The one where he was afraid of flying and kept seeing a grimble on the wing.

And that other one where he kept feeding coins into a "Magic 8 Ball" type device at a lunch counter. It had a little devil's bobble-head with an evil grin and the answers kept messing with Shatner's head, so he had to compulsively put more and more coins in.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 02, 2015 04:10 PM (u07AL)

369 Corporate culture---- Well, this is what James Burnham et al. called the "New Class," the managerial class in private and public institutions that will rule (now does rule) us. They are all part of the same elite, whether they work for business, government, media, or NGOs. Revolving doors and all of that.

But I agree it's a bit jarring to see supposedly private businesses be so overtly (and unnecessarily) partisan.
Apple and Walmart don't HAVE to jump on the bandwagon of hysterias and fads.
Lines between public and private are steadily erased.

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at July 02, 2015 04:10 PM (cN9Sk)

370 I don't think the misinterpretation of Thomas by Takei (and most leftists) is because they're stupid (though they are).

Like they believe that Paradise is an Earthly goal that can be provided to them (or denied them, thus their incoherent rage at you Kulaks for getting in the way), I think they believe that there are no inherent qualities that can't be so manipulated.

They think that dignity can be provided or stripped by a court decision. This is a "core assumption" and so you can't reach it to challenge it, they simply freak out if you challenge it.

There is an element of "the temper tantrum as tool" there, I call it "carpet bombing the conversation," you flip out to clear the verbal battlespace so you can claim it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 02, 2015 04:10 PM (bLnSU)

371 Anyone have Sam the Butcher's take on Clarence Thomas? How about Peter Scollari from Bosom Buddies or Dunkleman from American Idol? Anyone?

I'm holding out for the guy who played General Bulkhalter on Hogan's Heroes to chime in.

And Adam-12 was a crossover pilot from the Dragnet series.

I read that just before he died, Jack Webb was developing a new Dragnet, and Martin Milner from Adam-12 was going to be the detective in it. Adam 12 holds up really well today. Emergency! is too soap opera and dated.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 04:11 PM (39g3+)

372 >>Whatever happened to the choomer actor who worked in his administration for a while (whose name, thankfully, escapes me).

Yeah, Obama's boyfriend who was mugged after they broke up/he resigned.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 02, 2015 04:11 PM (NOIQH)

373 353
Doohan (sp?) made a fine Scotty, though I'm not sure that was "acting."

*
*
The Scots accent was just one of several James Doohan could do. His real voice sounded like a voiceover announcer for movie trailers in those days.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 04:11 PM (buqhZ)

374 Shatner was also in The Brothers Karamazov with Yul Brynner.

Posted by: CozMark at July 02, 2015 04:11 PM (aKWBd)

375 And Shatner was in Sole Survivor (1970), a made-for_TV movie ghost story based on the Lady Be Good.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 02, 2015 04:11 PM (evdj2)

376 >>> You know... I've been thinking how to celebrate July 4. Maybe I'll do it with a Babylon 5 marathon.

There is always that Star Trek ep where they find the Constitution, hah! A classic.

Posted by: LizLem at July 02, 2015 04:11 PM (yRwC8)

377 Nood tatt poat up.

Posted by: johnd01 at July 02, 2015 04:11 PM (ukNFU)

378 "Godzilla was a fag?"

Was.

Now Godzilla is a she.

Posted by: Feh at July 02, 2015 04:12 PM (zto2Y)

379 Kentucky Fried Chicken's instant mashed potatoes and gravy is not bad. Not bad at all.

Posted by: Stuff I care about more than Takei/Sulu's opinions on anything at July 02, 2015 04:12 PM (uSM1W)

380
"You know whose take on Clarence Thomas the world needs to hear? Kanye West's."

How does Justice Thomas feel about fish sticks?

Posted by: Kanye West at July 02, 2015 04:12 PM (OD2ni)

381 Takei would have made an awesome Japanese prison guard in "Unbroken."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 02, 2015 04:12 PM (FsuaD)

382 He was good, but my personal fav was the smarmy murderous heart surgeon who very nearly beat Columbo at his own game.

I am hard pressed to remember a poor performance on Columbo by anyone. But yeah he was really good on there. Nimoy was a genuine talent, probably why they tapped him for Spock, and probably why he turned a minor curiosity character into one of the major stars of Star Trek.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 04:12 PM (39g3+)

383 I can't put my finger on why,

CSI syndrome--the scripts are about three pages long as you watch "the action."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 02, 2015 04:13 PM (659DL)

384 If Netflix still has it, the single season of Kolchak is a great throwback show.

Posted by: LincolnTF at July 02, 2015 04:13 PM (2cS/G)

385 There's a few celebrities of very marginal note (like Takei, Wil Wheaton, and Felicia Day) with very dead acting careers, with some attachment to a popular geek franchise whose populartiy they have little to do with, who've managed to make new pseudo-careers in the age of the internet by pandering to the types of nerds who need to be pandered to about their frivolous leisure habits. They are universally really into social justice.

Posted by: reform highlander at July 02, 2015 04:13 PM (jCH/T)

386 When we can genetically identify gay babies in the womb, they can then be aborted or 'corrected' to make the world a little less bitchy.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at July 02, 2015 04:13 PM (AC0lD)

387 234 - " I guess "gay" trumps "black" in the new rule book "

Did you say "Trump" as in The Donald?
Or did you mean "rump", as in "rump ranger"?

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at July 02, 2015 04:13 PM (ucB75)

388 Not a regular, but Teri Garr played a young ditz very well in an episode. She looked hot too.

-
And Sulu didn't? You cisnormative pig!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 02, 2015 04:14 PM (j68ia)

389 Lots of the BLM nuts are pissed off at teh gheys.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 02, 2015 04:14 PM (iQIUe)

390 Fun fact: Montalban was quite conservative. When he passed, National Review revealed that he had been a subscriber for many years.
Posted by: OregonMuse at July 02, 2015 03:54 PM (u07AL)

He was also a devout Catholic. I remember coming across an interview with him and he said he tried to make it to Mass every day, which is going way above and beyond the call of duty if you're a mackerel snapper.

Posted by: Donna V. (sans ampersands) at July 02, 2015 04:14 PM (u0lmX)

391 He's been a fan of U.N.C.L.E. since his teen years.

U.N.C.L.E. absolutely does not hold up well. At all.

The movie that's soon coming out might be fun, though.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 02, 2015 04:14 PM (u07AL)

392 I listedn to takai on penn gillete's podcast once, an interesting life up until star trek really with the interment camp, his father's business, everyone on the show knowing he was gay etc etc but that was about it. I know he is now sorta famous for the oh my nonsense, which I don't get, and his facebook page where he merely reposts memes? often stupid ones, and a whole lotta i love science nonsense which is not science? That is about it, he does not seem to have anything else going on.

If you ever get a chance, find some footage of adam carolla talking about takai, its hilarious

Posted by: chelsea danger at July 02, 2015 04:15 PM (SZWTt)

393
I tried watching Adam 12, Emergency!, and Dragnet on Netflix. Could not. I can't put my finger on why, I just could not stand watching them.
Posted by: CozMark



Emergency is a chick medical show, and Adam-12 is kinda hard to take in the no knock then shoot your dog era of policing.

But Dragnet I like for the police procedural stories going on, as well as the non-typical police activities they covered, like community relations, review boards, grand juries and so on.

And there's a lot off hippie hate and the Jack Webb monologs to enjoy.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 02, 2015 04:15 PM (kdS6q)

394 Felicia Day is the career I don't get. She's not bad looking but her attachment to geek stuff seems very forced and tenuous. And she comes across as pretty dim on that gaming podcast. She's like a somewhat pretty sister of a guy who played D&D and knows about it but isn't all that interested.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 04:15 PM (39g3+)

395 Come on, did 351 fly over some heads here? What happened to the AOS commenters of yore who picked up on such subtle dainties?

Speaking of Garr, I'm convinced but have not been able to verify that she's one of the backup dancers doing The Lurch behind Ted Cassidy. If it ain't her, it's a twin (youtube it...you're very welcome).

Posted by: Doomed at July 02, 2015 04:16 PM (bGLSw)

396 330 Sulu played the guy who made the hybrid dinosaurs in Jurassic World, right? Or am I getting my Asians confused?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 02, 2015 04:05 PM (8ZskC)

That was BD Wong. You got your gay Asians mixed up and they like it.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at July 02, 2015 04:16 PM (nqiq9)

397 There is a reason why Shatner, and not Takei, got to do a nude scene with Angie Dickenson in Big Bad Mama.

Posted by: Movie goer at July 02, 2015 04:16 PM (uSM1W)

398 I absolutely HATE politicizing everything but the time may have come to boycott overtly politicized companies.
I dunno.

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at July 02, 2015 04:16 PM (cN9Sk)

399 with some attachment to a popular geek franchise

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Opie Taylor's daughter is pretty easy on the eyes in a girl next door way.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 02, 2015 04:16 PM (j68ia)

400 I thought the first n-Trek was decent. The second one was painful though. As pointed out, no originality. Plus the whole evil StarFleet admiral was painful.

Posted by: WOPR at July 02, 2015 04:17 PM (nRvEn)

401 Dragnet turned into basically a PR documentary for the LA Police in the last few seasons, and lost its procedural feel. Adam-12 had a great man on the street beat cop sense that it never lost through the series arc. The only shows that were kind of weak were the ones focused on when the guys weren't on the job but some crime pulled them in anyway like the picnic in the ghost town.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 04:17 PM (39g3+)

402 357
>>> Shatner... wasn't, but he was a really good William Shatner.

I've
heard that he was supposedly early in his career a really good
Shakespearian actor, could have gone that route? It would have been fun
to watch him do Hamlet, hah.

"To be.....or not.... to be. That....is the question!"

*
*
This comes up all the time. Shatner has let himself off the leash too much in recent years, and to be honest it's paid off for him, lampooning himself. But in the late '50s and early '60s, he was considered one of the new Young Actors to Watch. I've read that WS received a standing ovation for his performance as Richard II while still in his 20s. When "Star Trek" landed him for the lead in this new series, it was considered quite a feather in their cap.

If you want to see his real power, watch his first few episodes as Kirk, or in the Roger Corman film "The Intruder," in which he plays a unabashed racist (a la David Duke) agitator.

He developed that halting delivery style while doing a very dull play ("World of Suzie Wong," I think) on Broadway -- to wake up the cast and the audience, he says, and apparently it worked.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 04:18 PM (buqhZ)

403
She's naked in a shower in something.
Posted by: Bandersnatch



One from the Heart.

And these are from memory, not google.

Hey, everone needs a hobby....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 02, 2015 04:18 PM (kdS6q)

404 She was a National Merit Scholar (1995)[5] and graduated as valedictorian of her class.[4][6] An accomplished violinist,[4] Day was accepted to the Juilliard School of Music but chose to attend the University of Texas at Austin on a full scholarship in violin performance. She double majored in mathematics and music performance, and graduated at the age of 19 in the top 4% of her class.[6][7][8]

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Sounds like Taylor got blocked by Day. LOL

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 02, 2015 04:19 PM (iQIUe)

405 Shatner was excellent in Judgment at Nuremberg. A serious role.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 02, 2015 04:21 PM (8BTx6)

406 Shatner got increasingly hammy in Star Trek because, at least as he tells it, he was trying to distract from the godawful cheap sets and budget cuts. He wanted the scenes to be intensely dramatic so they'd still be entertaining despite being filmed with less of a budget than a Denny's decorator.

So yeah over the top, that ridiculous delivery. And it worked.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 04:22 PM (39g3+)

407
Dragnet turned into basically a PR documentary for the LA Police in the last few seasons
Posted by: Christopher Taylor



Consider the times. Late 60s peak hippie hate on the cops. Very much a direct response to that.

One really good later episode was set in the LAPD communication centers after the MLK shooting as the police wait and see if a riot is going to break out in LA too. Great ticking clock episode.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 02, 2015 04:22 PM (kdS6q)

408 393. Just watched Adam-12 episodes where: (1) Pete Malloy, as an evening college student, takes down a Bill Ayers campus bomber type (and gets the girl); and (2) Reed and Malloy defend their wimmin folk (including Reed's pregnant wife) from anarcho-bikers.

Nobody could tap the late 60's fears of the Greatest Generation like Jack Webb.

Posted by: Raspail at July 02, 2015 04:22 PM (uSM1W)

409 Anyone have Sam the Butcher's take on Clarence
Thomas? How about Peter Scollari from Bosom Buddies or Dunkleman from
American Idol? Anyone?

Posted by: Truck Monkey is a Mime..... Serious at July 02, 2015 04:07 PM (fLKzW)



Danny Bonaduce couldn't be reached for comment. Horshack was all for it but couldn't celebrate because he's dead, Jim.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2015 04:22 PM (DiZBp)

410 Opie Taylor's daughter is pretty easy on the eyes in a girl next door way.
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I just don't get genetics at all. How could Richie Cunningham of all people produce a daughter who looks like Bryce Dallas Howard??!!??

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 04:23 PM (buqhZ)

411 I remember watching all of those Jack Webb shows when I was a kid because my Grandfather was a Lutheran pastor.

He never missed Gunsmoke either because he said it gave him ideas for sermons.

But now, to me, they're all unwatchable. When I saw them on Netflix I was thinking,"I am going to be binge watching this stuff for weeks."

But I couldn't get through a single season on any of them.

Posted by: CozMark at July 02, 2015 04:23 PM (aKWBd)

412
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 04:18 PM (buqhZ)

Cool. Thanks!

Posted by: LizLem at July 02, 2015 04:24 PM (yRwC8)

413
Felicia Day is the career I don't get. She's not bad looking but her attachment to geek stuff seems very forced and tenuous. And she comes across as pretty dim on that gaming podcast. She's like a somewhat pretty sister of a guy who played DD and knows about it but isn't all that interested.

This. She's annoying.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 02, 2015 04:25 PM (OiH3z)

414 George Takei?

What does Wil Wheaton think??

'thud

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at July 02, 2015 04:25 PM (RFeQD)

415 I just don't get genetics at all. How could Richie Cunningham of all people produce a daughter who looks like Bryce Dallas Howard??!!??
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 04:23 PM (buqhZ)


Red-head men are ugly as sin, but they produce such tasty daughters...

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 02, 2015 04:26 PM (OiH3z)

416 *steps between Takei and Thomas*

*narrows eyes at Takei*

Listen sucka, I'm blacker than the ace of spades [whoa...meta, dude] and more militant than
you and your whole damn army put together. While you out there, chanting
at rallies and brow-beating politicians, I'm taking out any
money-fronting sucka on a humble that gets in my way. So I tell you
what, when your so called revolution starts, you call me, and I'll be
right down front showing you how it's done. But until then, you need to
SHUT the FUCK UP when grown folks is talking.


Posted by: Black Dynamite at July 02, 2015 04:27 PM (amQXf)

417 Aside from a couple of scenes (phaser discharge in the kitchen, Youwhora
not knowing a single damned word of Klingon despite decades as a
communications officer), I rather like VI. It's no Wrath of Khan,
though.


Actually, VI had IMO the best "captain's moment" of any of them, ironically starring Sulu. Enterprise is getting pounded by Chang and Excelsior is racing to help. Sulu is demanding more speed. Sulu's helmsman warns him "Sir, she'll fly apart!". Sulu's terse command "Fly her apart then!" always seemed to me to be perfect - both in content and delivery - exactly what a Star Fleet Captain should be in emergency.

Posted by: Weirddave at July 02, 2015 04:29 PM (WvS3w)

418 The Gunsmoke TV show is a disappointment, but the Gunsmoke radio show is magnificent. Every single episode is solid gold. Listen to them, along with Dragnet. Amazing work.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 04:33 PM (39g3+)

419 Recently watched a Dragnet episode where, on his way home after an 18 hour shift, Joe Friday goes into an all night laundromat to buy a pack of smokes. He walks in while some hoodlums are trying to jimmy a vending machine. Long story, short, after one of them takes a shot at HIM, Joe kills the crook. Problem is nobody can find the round that Joe says was shot at him. It's Ferguson v.1969!

Posted by: Raspail at July 02, 2015 04:33 PM (uSM1W)

420 391 . . . U.N.C.L.E. absolutely does not hold up well. At all.

The movie that's soon coming out might be fun, though.

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I think it holds up as a sample of its genre: the "fun" spy adventure, mixed with science fiction and glamour. If you come to U.N.C.L.E. expecting a gritty spy drama like the Bourne movies, or the Daniel Craig Bonds, then you'll be disappointed. Part of what the film magazines are saying is that the time seems to have come around again for "fun" spy movies, and the new U.N.C.L.E. might be a good film to spearhead that, as the original did for spies on TV.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 04:34 PM (buqhZ)

421 Recently watched a Dragnet episode where, on his way home after an 18 hour shift, Joe Friday goes into an all night laundromat to buy a pack of smokes.

That was one of the last good ones in that series. It was excellent, well paced, tense, and interesting. The show needed more of that and less "lets have Jack Webb debate hippie of the week" and "lets showcase the latest LAPD development."

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 04:37 PM (39g3+)

422 I enjoyed seeing Takei on an episode of Psych. Again, he's the guy we're laughing at but he doesn't seem to get it.

I'm sorry he's turned out so badly. My husband and boys are true trekkers, so I have become one by default. (It's my hubby's latent geek gene. Didn't see it until the kids were here.) TOS is a very important part of our American culture, and it seems wrong to have someone so connected to TOS to be so disrespectful of Thomas. *sigh*

Posted by: California Girl at July 02, 2015 04:39 PM (l+qoZ)

423 Shatner appeared on "What's My Line?" in the mid '60's. The show is posted on YouTube. He looks very young and he is funny and engaging, flirting with a pretty woman contestant.

Those old "What's My Line" shows are real time wasters once you start watching. They're very much a reminder of how much classier this country was in the 50's and early '60's.

There's one with Groucho Marx that is hilarious. Marx basically trashes the format and the host's attempts to rein him in are futile.

Posted by: Donna V. (sans ampersands) at July 02, 2015 04:39 PM (u0lmX)

424 20 391 . . . U.N.C.L.E. absolutely does not hold up well. At all

Maybe not, but the young David McCallum still looks fine to me!

And Napoleon Solo is a cool name.

Posted by: Donna V. (sans ampersands) at July 02, 2015 04:41 PM (u0lmX)

425 419
Recently watched a Dragnet episode where, on his way home after an 18
hour shift, Joe Friday goes into an all night laundromat to buy a pack
of smokes. He walks in while some hoodlums are trying to jimmy a
vending machine. Long story, short, after one of them takes a shot at
HIM, Joe kills the crook. Problem is nobody can find the round that
Joe says was shot at him. It's Ferguson v.1969!

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The 2-hr. pilot for "Dragnet 1967" was exciting as well, with a serial killer on the loose (though they didn't call it that back then), and featuring a dangerous climactic sequence with Joe Friday clambering in the rain, and at night, up to the killer's trailer. Very much unlike the rest of the series, as I recall.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 04:44 PM (buqhZ)

426 There's one with Groucho Marx that is hilarious. Marx basically trashes the format and the host's attempts to rein him in are futile.

You can't even hope to contain Groucho. By that point he'd honed ad lib so totally he was just the master of every situation.

David McCallum is a huge talent and the fact that it took until NCIS for him to get regular work again is a crime.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 04:44 PM (39g3+)

427 Illustrating Allahpundit's decline as well as yours. To identify McLaughlin as "of Red State" betrays an astounding level of ignorance and narrow-mindedness. The guy is famous as The Baseball Crank, a stats expert, not for his contributions to a fringe website.

Posted by: Adjoran at July 02, 2015 04:44 PM (QIQ6j)

428 Whatever happened to being gracious in victory?

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 02, 2015 04:44 PM (6n332)

429 "If you come to U.N.C.L.E. expecting a gritty spy drama like the Bourne
movies, or the Daniel Craig Bonds, then you'll be disappointed."

Yet that's exactly what the first (and best) season was, within the limits of the time. Season 2 started the campy slide and it bottomed out with Solo dancing with a gorilla. They saw their error and overcorrected with season 4 but it was too late.

Posted by: Doomed at July 02, 2015 04:45 PM (bGLSw)

430 U.N.C.L.E. absolutely does not hold up well. At all.

The movie that's soon coming out might be fun, though.


Posted by: OregonMuse at July 02, 2015 04:14 PM (u07AL)



The first season in B/W is still good and focused more on the cloak and dagger spy stuff. The second season got sillier as it went on. The third season had Sonny and Cher. ugh. The fourth was good but the show got cancelled mid-season. Overall it's a enjoyable show and preferable to the crap out today.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2015 04:46 PM (DiZBp)

431 Batman actually killed MFU and other shows that tried to mimic the campy foolishness.

Posted by: Doomed at July 02, 2015 04:47 PM (bGLSw)

432 426 . . .
David McCallum is a huge talent and the fact that it took until NCIS for him to get regular work again is a crime.

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He's worked pretty steadily since the '60s -- "Sapphire and Steel," "The Invisible Man," and loads of guest shots. I remember him on one "Night Gallery" in the '70s. I don't think he and Robert Vaughn have never stopped working for any extended period of time.

In an early episode of "NCIS," I understand, someone wonders aloud what Ducky (McCallum's character) looked like when he was young. Mark Harmon snaps back with, "Illya Kuryakin."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 02, 2015 04:47 PM (buqhZ)

433 "He's worked pretty steadily since the '60s -- "Sapphire and Steel," "The
Invisible Man," and loads of guest shots. I remember him on one "Night
Gallery" in the '70s. I don't think he and Robert Vaughn have never
stopped working for any extended period of time."

He and James Mason are the two high points of 1973's Frankenstein: The True Story. McCallum's Henry Clerval dies off halfway through part 1 (yet remains key to the rest of the story) but you wouldn't know it's Kuryakin.

Posted by: Doomed at July 02, 2015 04:49 PM (bGLSw)

434 McCallum had small jobs continually (so did Wagner, another talent) but there was a huge gap of time when he was doing a lot of little stuff and guest appearances instead of regular well paying jobs. He's always been really, really good.

The episode where they showed Ducky in his youth they cast pretty well. You couldn't actually use Illya but they came close.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 04:50 PM (39g3+)

435 Go to George's Facebook page.
Report it as a hate site.
I did, please others do so with me. thanks.

Posted by: ELD at July 02, 2015 04:50 PM (SPcdo)

436 16
Just saw him in an old Perry Mason episode a couple of days ago. He was pretending to be in love with a woman.

Saw him in an old Mission: Impossible episode in which he was a doctor and very nearly delivered a "dammit! I'm a doctor not an engineer!" line.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 02, 2015 04:57 PM (o78gS)

437 @394 Felicia Day is the career I don't get. She's not bad looking but her attachment to geek stuff seems very forced and tenuous. And she comes across as pretty dim on that gaming podcast. She's like a somewhat pretty sister of a guy who played D&D and knows about it but isn't all that interested.
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She was in one of the DLC expansions for Dragon Age 2, and the writers went waaaay out of their way to show her off. Her elf character was constantly entering scenes by jumping in from a higher elevation and doing a backflip before she landed.

It got tiresome.


I know she's popular for her web series, but I've never watched it.

Posted by: junior at July 02, 2015 05:00 PM (3m3mw)

438 This thread is slowly turning into a MFU one. Good, Takei is a tedious, talentless bore who deserves to be ignored.


McCallum had small jobs continually (so did Wagner,
another talent) but there was a huge gap of time when he was doing a lot
of little stuff and guest appearances instead of regular well paying
jobs. He's always been really, really good.



Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 02, 2015 04:50 PM (39g3+)


Wagner? Robert Wagner? I liked his series, It Takes a Thief. But I'm a spy nerd.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 02, 2015 05:01 PM (DiZBp)

439 Justice Thomas is one of the very few blacks that lefties universally despise. I was telling a lefty once about how BHO was the only president of the law review who never wrote anything. She retorted that Thomas never wrote anything either. So in 20 secs I googled up the page of links to all of Thomas' written decisions and showed her. She's never forgiven me.

(I didn't point out the racism of her reflexive counter-example by the way. That would have went thermonuclear.)

Thomas was smeared by Anita Hill precisely because his politics are despised on the left. She is still considered a hero on the level of Angela Davis (who also had a hand in wasting a judge.)

I rank Sulu near the bottom of credibility among inexplicably-famous living lefties, lower than even Bill Nye.

Posted by: gp at July 02, 2015 05:03 PM (mk9aG)

440 ...and Columbo wanted to nail him very badly.
Oh my!

Posted by: andycanuck at July 02, 2015 05:21 PM (kivUY)

441 Good to see the Corporatist Left and LIV/social media lynch mob are right on top of this. The calls to punish Takei for his bigotry and hatred, especially after the SC church shooting, have been deafening-

-in their silence.

But hey, we don't have see a Trump labeled clothing line at Macy's or Dukes of Hazzard on TV Land, so there's that!

Posted by: Commissar M at July 02, 2015 05:28 PM (KSF9t)

442 " Yes, he's not as good as Martin Landau but hardly anyone is."

Martin Landau. Wow, a great actor. And I wanted to be Barbara Bain when I grew up. Classy.

Posted by: Flyover Pilgrim at July 02, 2015 05:41 PM (YHP5A)

443 The sad effects of tertiary syphilis?

Posted by: I'm a Dr. , not a physician at July 02, 2015 05:44 PM (nbGZj)

444 @14
"Dude. That was brutal."

@51
"Oh my."


OMG - Between you guys and Ace, I'm gonna hyperventillate! And I didn't even get thru everything!

ROTFLMAO

Posted by: Optimizer at July 02, 2015 05:46 PM (/q6+P)

445 Shat was in The Brothers Karamazov, as the youngest brother. Yul Brenner was the (I think the eldest) brother.

https://youtu.be/u1jDK9XDWBA

Posted by: Flyover Pilgrim at July 02, 2015 05:51 PM (YHP5A)

446 292 "The Project Strigas
Affair" -- which was a sort of "Mission: Impossible" script two years
before M: I came along. Susan Oliver, the first green Orion slave girl,
was on U.N.C.L.E., and so was Yvonne Craig, Nancy Kovack (twice),
Barbara Bouchet, Lee Meriwether, Kim Darby . . . the list goes on.


I occasionally watch U.N.C.L.E. on MeTV. Saw an episode the other night that was driving me nuts because I recognized the voice of one of the actresses, but totally could not place her face.

Went to IMDB and looked her up, and she turned out to have played Elaan in the TOS "Elaan of Troyius" episode.

Which was on MeTV a week later...

Posted by: Anachronda at July 02, 2015 06:05 PM (o78gS)

447 >>
"300
"Note: Looks like Takei was about the only English speaking US
based Asian actor who didn't get cast in Midway. So he must have had
one hell of a negative rep.

He wasn't in the 1970 film "Tora, Tora,
Tora" either, now that I think about it.



Posted by: Commenter at July 02, 2015 06:09 PM (3Eem1)

448 "Brian Dennehy was fantastic as the Enterprise."

I will never not laugh at Brian Dennehy jokes.

Posted by: Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK at July 02, 2015 06:11 PM (AF8UR)

449 The movie that sticks out in my mind more than the others was when the Enterprise had to (wait for it libs) save the whales! There was SULU standing on the sidewalk in San Francisco wearing a leather cape-ette and a pair of pants that were poofy just over his boots... I thought to myself-perfect. He looks right at home. I can STILL see him standing there with his fists on his hips looking, well, completely gay. Classic!

Posted by: Berzrkr50 at July 02, 2015 07:23 PM (8CkbL)

450 I guess dicks going in his anus has scrambled his brain.

Posted by: ron noyfb at July 02, 2015 07:45 PM (JJOFi)

451 Some friends and I are looking to start up a small multigenre convention in our area. One of the things that's turning me off to it though is the potential lineup of guests. They all insist that Takei would be "a huge draw" and sadly, they're probably right.

I think the only thing that's saving my sanity is the fact that we couldn't afford the blowhard. Thank the Good Lord.

Posted by: Saber Alter at July 02, 2015 08:24 PM (eawKK)

452 Is it inappropriate to call this pole-smoker a douchebag? Sooo..if you're anything BUT white--acceptable racism. What a joke these people are. SULU=irrelevant F$&K-nugget.

Posted by: Big D at July 02, 2015 08:56 PM (0ehg/)

453 Does this mean Obama is clown in a half blackface?

Posted by: RGallegos at July 02, 2015 10:05 PM (49Jfq)

454 I never liked George Takei. And, I see no reason to start liking now.

Posted by: Ironwolf32 at July 02, 2015 10:26 PM (kIUy8)

455 "I'm not sure who actually was a good actor on "Star Trek."


Don't diss the SHAT!

Seriously, ST:II Wraith of Khan is one of he greatest movies ever. Oscar level...and Shatner was so good he was Kirk. And that is the essence of great acting.

Posted by: RGallegos at July 02, 2015 10:42 PM (49Jfq)

456 "Apparently he was in a camp in Arkansas."

Getting them away from the coast or sensitive military areas made sense back then, when direct observation was still the main source of intel.

Posted by: bruce at July 03, 2015 05:47 AM (dJCrW)

457
Here is the essence of how much the fail runs in the life of Sulu: Bill Nye is Neil deGasbag Tyson Chicken Fingers' Sancho Panza, not him.

Sulu is relegated to posting "profundities" for "I Effin' Don't Understand Shit About Science".



Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 03, 2015 06:13 AM (VLTL9)

458 "Takei not only willfully misunderstands [Clarence Thomas'] intentions"
I disagree.
I don't think Takei (failed b list hollywood actor) has the intellectual capacity to understand what Justice Thomas wrote.

Posted by: Matthew W at July 03, 2015 09:07 AM (jvr6L)

459 Sulu: Master of Navigation was actually SHATNER'S joke.

Posted by: DJ1706 at July 03, 2015 05:39 PM (eVSlC)

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