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Posted: 6/5/2008 10:05:04 AM EDT
George Takei and partner plan to wed in September

By MICHAEL WEINFELD, Associated Press Writer





WASHINGTON - George Takei, best known for playing Sulu on "Star Trek," will never forget the first time he saw Brad Altman, the man he plans to marry, more than two decades ago.

They were working out in a running club and he couldn't take his eyes off Altman, who had a "lean, tightly muscled" body, the 71-year-old actor told AP Radio in an interview.

Takei said he asked Altman to help him train for a marathon, they fell in love, and now they've been living together for 21 years.

Altman said he proposed by getting down on one knee in their kitchen while Takei was eating a sandwich after seeing on TV that the California Supreme Court had legalized same-sex marriage. It surprised Takei, who thought he would be the one who popped the question.

They bought each other turquoise and silver wedding rings.

Takei and Altman plan to marry Sept. 14 in the Democracy Forum at the Japanese National Museum in Los Angeles.

Walter Koenig, who played Chekov in "Star Trek," will be the best man and Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura, will be the matron of honor. Castmate Leonard Nimoy will be among the 200 guests, but probably not William Shatner. Takei has said Shatner didn't treat him and most of the cast very well.

Takei, who had a recurring role on NBC's "Heroes" last year, and Altman plan to honeymoon for a month in South America.

As for what they'll wear on their big day, Altman said they'll both walk down the aisle in white tuxedoes, which seemed to catch Takei off-guard.

"Well, now that you've announced it on the air, I guess it's settled," he said.


Mr Sulu is the ghey!
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:06:50 AM EDT
Uh yeah, welcome to about 2 years ago...
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:07:12 AM EDT
Nothing gets by you...
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:07:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:07:35 AM EDT

Quoted:
Uh yeah, welcome to about 2 years ago...


At least.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:07:36 AM EDT
I'll make sure to stop all other news on this day so it can receive MAXIMUM coverage.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:08:07 AM EDT

Quoted:
Welcome to like 10 years ago. Takei announced that a long time ago. Hell - his gay-ness was a prime target during the Comedy Channel's roast of William Shatner a few years ago.


Like 10 years ago or about 10 years ago?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:08:29 AM EDT
Man!  this is the first I've heard of it!  I gotta make sure I keep aft shields at maximum!
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:08:56 AM EDT
Wow holy crap guys check out my Playstation two.  Damn this thing is so awesome and just came out  
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:09:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:09:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:10:00 AM EDT
Instead of stuffing gerbils up his rectum, he stuffs trebbles up in there.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:10:04 AM EDT

Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura, will be the matron of honor.


Since there is a maid of honor, which one is the bitch (wife)?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:10:32 AM EDT
"My home is in Hanoi, I go home to one day.  First, kill all STINKING CONG... then go home.  You see."
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:11:14 AM EDT

Quoted:
Uh yeah, welcome to about 42 years ago...


fixed
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:11:21 AM EDT
The FBI is looking for supersleuths such as yourself. Do not delay!
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:11:49 AM EDT

Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:12:53 AM EDT
Takei is gay? OMG! Welcome to 2005
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:16:03 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:04:04 AM EDT

Quoted:
Man!  this is the first I've heard of it!  I gotta make sure I keep aft shields at maximum!


Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:06:04 AM EDT

Quoted:
Welcome to like 10 years ago. Takei announced that a long time ago. Hell - his gay-ness was a prime target during the Comedy Channel's roast of William Shatner a few years ago.



Hell! Even watching the original TV run in the 60's as a kid I thought there was something 'odd' about Sulu.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:28:23 AM EDT
That being said,  the sexual preference of a 71 year old man has a fair chance of being purely academic, anyway.


And what the heck...he's still a great actor and he's not trying to jump in bed with ME, so...whatever.  Have a nice life!  But no pics, and no wedding night details, PLEASE.


CJ


Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:30:17 AM EDT

Quoted:
i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn32/swede1986/Sulusized.jpg


I love seeing posters I made show up other places.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:30:22 AM EDT

Quoted:
Uh yeah, welcome to about 2 years ago...

hahahaha don't trash him too much, i only found this out several months ago!

and he was my favorite character! oh well, still is!
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:31:25 AM EDT

Quoted:
Welcome to like 10 years ago. Takei announced that a long time ago. Hell - his gay-ness was a prime target during the Comedy Channel's roast of William Shatner a few years ago.

+1, Shatner squirmed all over the place because of Sulu during that roast.  It was hilarious.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:32:14 AM EDT
Good for him.  I hope their marriage is legal and stays legal.





- BG
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:33:45 AM EDT
It's really only a matter of time before we start getting posts like "XXXXXX, is staright". I cannot belive anyone is still surprised at finding out someone is gay.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:07:19 PM EDT


His ghey-ness is visible from outer space.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:12:08 PM EDT
hahah I fucking remember the Roast of William Shatner.. Teh ghey was everywhere
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:14:59 PM EDT

Quoted:
"Oh my."


-Troy



"Balloon Knot."
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:18:47 PM EDT
"Welcome, to The Future."
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:24:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:28:53 PM EDT
He's been on Howard Stern talking about the taste of cum for years.

Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:30:11 PM EDT

Quoted:
He's been on Howard Stern talking about the taste of cum for years.



+1 He's been on Stern forever with the gay thing. How is this news?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:31:46 PM EDT
What the fuck is "ghey"? If it's gay, say it's gay & learn to spell.

Mike
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:31:48 PM EDT
Dude get a clue!

Nearly two years ago the first Howard Stern Show on Sirius, Mr Sulu talked about his homesexual experience . Though it is pretty fucking funny how he makes Artie uncomfaterable
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:33:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:35:39 PM EDT

Quoted:
What the fuck is "ghey"? If it's gay, say it's gay & learn to spell.

Mike


GHEY
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:37:36 PM EDT

Quoted:
Uh yeah, welcome to about 2 years ago...


More like three or four years ago.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:42:19 PM EDT

Quoted:
What the fuck is "ghey"? If it's gay, say it's gay & learn to spell.

Mike


Kewl! Teh best post evar!!11!!

Mike p0wnz teh interwebz!111!!!!1111!!1!!!111!11
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:45:23 PM EDT

Quoted:
Instead of stuffing gerbils up his rectum, he stuffs trebbles up in there.





You owe me a new keyboard!!!
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:45:32 PM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:
What the fuck is "ghey"? If it's gay, say it's gay & learn to spell.

Mike


Kewl! Teh best post evar!!11!!

Mike p0wnz teh interwebz!111!!!!1111!!1!!!111!11


my megahertz.. y0u stoled dem..
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:45:51 PM EDT
Good for him, I'm glad he found someone he loves
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:46:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:47:28 PM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:
What the fuck is "ghey"? If it's gay, say it's gay & learn to spell.

Mike


GHEY



+2

ETA---This thread is full of the funny
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:47:39 PM EDT
Maybe they will search uranus for klingons on  their honeymoon!  
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:49:31 PM EDT

Quoted:
Maybe they will search uranus for klingons on  their honeymoon!  



Methinks that galaxy has been thoroughly explored and colonized.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:51:53 PM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:
Maybe they will search uranus for klingons on  their honeymoon!  



Methinks that galaxy has been thoroughly explored and colonized.


Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:51:57 PM EDT

Quoted:
What the fuck is "ghey"? If it's gay, say it's gay & learn to spell.

Mike



ummm..............no.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:55:29 PM EDT
I have to say "Well Duhhh".  Old news.  You must have missed his coming out party.
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