Star Trek Explores The Tech

George Takei in San Jose

By Laurence Scott
|  Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009  |  Updated 7:32 AM PDT
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Star Trek icon George Takei who played Lt. Sulu transports into San Jose for an exhibition of over 200 artifacts from 40-plus years of film and TV.

Laurence Scott

Star Trek icon George Takei who played Lt. Sulu transports into San Jose for an exhibition of over 200 artifacts from 40-plus years of film and TV.

Starting this Friday, October 23, for a limited engagement both techies and Trekkies alike will boldly go through Star Trek: The Exhibition at the Tech Museum in San Jose. Star Trek icon George Takei, who played Lt. Sulu, beamed into the Bay Area to promote this exhibition of over 200 artifacts from the past 40 plus years of film and TV.

“Well seeing this exhibit is humbling because this is something that we participated in originally,” says Takei, adding, “now for it to be a museum exhibit, with the people who were not born at that time being active fans makes us very, very grateful for the fan following.”

Takei also explains how the exhibition represents so much more than just paying homage to television and the movies. “I think what Star Trek did… it inspired people, it galvanized young people to imagine what the future can be, a better future, a more exciting future and one that hopefully will be more peaceful,” he says.

The Tech will also present ‘Star Trek: The IMAX Experience’ in conjunction with the exhibition, featuring the latest Star Trek film.
 

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