GEORGE TAKEI Interview: The actor chats THE TERROR: INFAMY & his new book THEY CALLED US ENEMY

George Takei as Yamato-San in THE TERROR: INFAMY - Season 2 | ©2019 AMC/Ed Araquel

George Takei is proof that you can take the actor out of STAR TREK, but sometimes STAR TREK is still within the actor. Takei has been world-famous for over fifty years for his portrayal of Starfleet’s Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu on the original STAR TREK series. Sulu was eventually given command of his own vessel, The Excelsior, in the STAR TREK film franchise. Takei has long since added to his considerable legacy by becoming an author and an activist, working ceaselessly to educate people about the internment of Japanese-Americans by the U.S. government during World War II, as well as for […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Being one of THE NEIGHBORS is alien to Simon Templeman

Simon Templeman in THE NEIGHBORS - Season 2 - "Fear and Loving in New Jersey" | ©2013 ABC/Richard Cartwright

THE NEIGHBORS, now in its second season on ABC, Fridays at 8:30 PM, is half-hour comedy about human/extraterrestrial culture clash. The Weavers, a nice middle-class family consisting of dad Marty (Lenny Venito), mom Debbie (Jami Gertz) and three kids, move to a quiet gated community, where everyone else turns out to be from the planet Zabvron. Chief among the Zabvronians is the family next door to the Weavers. Simon Templeman plays the alien patriarch Larry Bird, who can be doleful, fretful, ambitious and wildly optimistic all at the same time. Larry is married to Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Toks Olegundoye) an they […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FREE BIRDS

FREE BIRDS movie poster | ©2013 Relativity Media

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, George Takei, Colm Meaney, Keith David, Jimmy Hayward Writers: Scott Mosier and Jimmy Hayward, story by David I. Stern & John J. Strauss Director: Jimmy Hayward Distributor: Relativity Media Release Date: November 1, 2013 On the surface, FREE BIRDS is one more animated feature about talking animals putting aside their differences to save themselves and each other – yes, at this point, it constitutes an entire genre. However, it’s hard to tell if the makers of FREE BIRDS are intentionally putting out messages here, or if the whole thing is […]Read On »

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THE NEIGHBORS exclusive interview with star Simon Templeman

Simon Templeman in THE NEIGHBORS - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

THE NEIGHBORS, ABC’s freshman series about a middle-class human family who find they’ve moved into a neighborhood full of alien refugees, has its first-season finale tonight, Wed. March 26, at 8:30 PM. The episode will bring together original STAR TREK’s George Takei and original STAR WARS’ Mark Hamill. English actor Simon Templeman, who stars in THE NEIGHBORS as alien patriarch Larry Bird (the aliens have all adopted the names of Earth sports stars to go with their faux-human identities) talks about his experiences in portraying a Zabrvronian. ASSIGNMENT X: How did you feel when you found out THE NEIGHBORS got […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE NEIGHBORS creator Dan Fogelman on his ABC series

Ian Patrick, Tim Jo, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Isabella Cramp, Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Clara Mamet, Max Charles in THE NEIGHBORS - Season 1 | ©2012 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ABC’s freshman comedy series THE NEIGHBORS, Wednesdays at 8:30 PM, the Weaver family, headed up by mom Debbie (Jami Gertz) and dad Marty (Lenny Venito), move to an idyllic-looking suburban development – that turns out to be entirely populated by aliens stuck on this planet after they’ve lost their ability to return to home planet Zabvron. The aliens take their names from human sports celebrities, so the Weavers’ next-door neighbors – and tentative new friends – are dubbed Larry Bird (Simon Templeman) and Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Toks Olagundouye). The results are multiculturalism at a wider range than mere terrestrial folks […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the 3rd Annual STREAMY AWARDS

Chris Hardwick at the 3rd Annual STREAMY AWARDS | ©2013 Sue Schneider

The 3rd Annual STREAMY AWARDS were held February 17th at the Hollywood Palladium. Chris Hardwick was the host of the night. The STREAMYS honor excellence in original online video programming and the creators. Drew Baldwin and Joshua Cohen created the STREAMYS in 2008, along with leaders from the digital entertainment industry. Attending the awards were the following cast, creators, and guests: Chris Hardwick, Chloe Dykstra, Nicole Westbrook, Daniel Vincent Gordh, Drew Baldwin, Joshua Cohen, Trip Hope, Lia Marie Johnson, Dot-Marie Jones, Vanessa Marano, LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES cast (Daniel Vincent Gordh, Christopher Sean, Wes Aderhold, Laura Spencer, Mary Kate Wiles and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TOTALLY BIASED’s W. Kamau Bell talks Season 2

W. Kamau Bell stars in TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL | (c) 2013 Matthias Clamer/FX

TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL is now in its second season on FX, Thursdays at 11 PM. The talk show, executive-produced by Chris Rock, features Bell’s distinctive progressive viewpoint on a variety of political and social issues, along with guests including George Takei, David Allen Grier and Reggie Watts. At a party thrown by Fox/FX for its talent and the Television Critics Association,Bell moves to a slightly quieter part of the venue to talk about Season 2. AX: Were you surprised or just gratified when TOTALLY BIASED got picked up for a second season? BELL: I was gratified. I […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the WALTER KOENIG Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Walter Koenig, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols and George Takei at the Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony for Walter Koenig | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Walter Koenig recently got the 2,479th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Television. Walter’s star is located at 6679 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Board Walk Restaurant and near the star of George Takei. Opening the ceremony was Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, who spoke about Walter to a crowd of fans and press that attended the ceremony. Speaking at the Ceremony was Esther Shapiro, Leonard Nimoy and J. Michael Straczynski and in the audience was Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry Jr., Garret Wang, Tim Russ, Chase Masterson […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the LARRY CROWNE World Premiere

Julia Roberts at the World Premiere of LARRY CROWNE | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Universal Pictures and Vendome Pictures presented the World Premiere of LARRY CROWNE on June 27th at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Tom Hanks (writer/director/producer/cast), Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wilmer Valderrama, Rita Wilson, George Takei, Rami Malek, Grace Gummer, Maria Canals-Barrera, Roxana Ortega, Nia Vardalos (writer). Joining them were guests, which included: RJ Mitte, Jenna and Bodhi Elfman, Robin Dearden, and Selita Ebanks. LARRY CROWNE is now playing nationwide. LET US KNOW HOW YOU FEEL – COMMENT BELOW! Click on Link: For […]Read On »

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Movie Review: LARRY CROWNE

LARRY CROWNE movie poster | ©2011 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Cedric the Entertainer, George Takei, Bryan Cranston Writers: Tom Hanks & Nia Vardalos Director: Tom Hanks Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: July 1, 2011 There are some movies that are perfectly sound in premise and execution, yet they can only get major studio production/release if they have powerhouses at the wheel. Happily for LARRY CROWNE, Tom Hanks as co-writer/director/star is as powerful as they come in the film industry, which is why this modest, genial comedy with dramatic elements comes to us well-produced (so it looks good without being unduly slick) […]Read On »

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