A documentary on the life of actor
George Takei debuted today on DIRECTV.
To Be Takei premiered to wide
acclaim at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
The film, directed by Jennifer Kroot
(It Came From Kuchar), takes a look at Takei's journey from
spending part of his childhood in a World War II internment camp to
manning the helm of the Starship Enterprise. After publicly coming
out gay in 2005, Takei married his partner Brad Altman in California
and went on to become an LGBT rights advocate.
Trek co-stars appearing in the film include William
Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig
To Be Takei runs exclusively on
DIRECTV through August 5. The film opens in limited release on
Friday, August 22. It will also be available the same day on iTunes
and other VOD sites.
the film's trailer.)