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Star Trekkin’ in a Star Trek World

Don’t expect to see Jonathan Frakes back in a uniform ever again. He’s not impressed with how things progressed with the franchise.

For that matter, don’t expect to see William Shatner, either. Get a life, people!

We also get some weigh-in (and Heroes talk) from Nichelle Nichols, George Takei and Walter Koenig.

Oh, the drama!

George Takei honored with asteroid

Not literally; the Committee on Small Body Nomenclature of the International Astronomical Union approved a suggestion from astronomer Tom H. Burbine to rename asteroid 1994 GT9 to 7307 Takei. The man himself comments:

“I am now a heavenly body,” Takei said Tuesday, laughing. “I found out about it yesterday … I was blown away. It came out of the clear, blue sky — just like an asteroid.”

Star Trek’s George Takei out of the closet

George Takei, Mr. Hikaru Sulu of Star Trek, came out in Frontiers, a L.A. magazine that covers the gay and lesbian community:

“The world has changed from when I was a young teen feeling ashamed for being gay,” he said. “The issue of gay marriage is now a political issue. That would have been unthinkable when I was young.”

The 68-year-old actor said he considers himself as “having been out for quite some time.” Takei and his partner, Brad Altman, have been together for 18 years.

(Via Fanthropology.)