Oh my! A legend in the world of science fiction and master of Internet memes is boldly coming to Denver later this year.
Actor George Takei — best known for his role as Lt. Hikaru Sulu on “Star Trek” — joins comic book luminary Stan Lee, actors Kelly Hu (“X2″) and Peter Mayhew (“Star Wars”) and a host of other guests for the second Denver Comic Con, which takes place May 31 to June 2 at the Colorado Convention Center.
Forget your measly five-year mission. Compared with George Takei’s epic quest to get “Allegiance — A New American Musical” made, the famous half-decade enterprise undertaken on TV’s “Star Trek” sounds like mere moonlighting.
Takei, a “Trek” icon for his role as Sulu, has made it a lifelong mission to tell the story of the Japanese-American internment during World War II. Now, that ambition has been achieved at the Old Globe Theatre, where “Allegiance” received its world premiere last month. (It runs through Oct. 28.)
It’s Sept. 28, nine days after the much-anticipated opening night of “Allegiance — A New American Musical,” and the 32-year-old actor is finally feeling better after a two-day, doctor-imposed vocal rest. It’s been 2½ years since he first sat down for a reading in New York City, and the last thing Leung wanted was to be sidelined.