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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Actor George Takei to Appear at Ticonderoga’s ‘Star Trek’ Original Series Set Tour

Takei, who played Sulu on the original 'Star Trek' series, will be appearing at the Ticonderoga museum September 24–26.

Welcome to the Capital Region, Mr. Sulu. (Well, at least close enough!) Ticonderoga’s Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, a museum that pays meticulous tribute to the groundbreaking sci-fi show, will be hosting a three-day event, September 24–26, featuring appearances by Star Trek actor George Takei on all three days.

Takei, who played Mr. Sulu in the original series, as well as its various big-screen features—and has appeared on countless TV shows, including The Simpsons, Heroes and Futurama—will be available each day for a number of related events (admission tickets cost $60 for adults and $25 for children 5-13). Fans can take the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour with Takei for $400 or engage in an exclusive chat with the actor on the Bridge, also for $400. Want a Sulu selfie? That’ll put you back $160, or you can pick up his John Hancock for $85. The most loyal Sulu fans can get an all-inclusive package for $1,000, which includes a general admission ticket, a photograph with Takei, his autograph, a tour of the Enterprise set with Takei and that chat on the Bridge.

Maybe of all the former Star Trek actors, save for William Shatner—who recently appeared at the Ticonderoga museum himself—Takei has seen the most post-series fame, having amassed an enormous social media following (he has 9.7 million likes on Facebook, 3.2 million followers on Twitter and 1.4 million followers on Instagram); published multiple books; and become an outspoken activist.

For more information or to reserve tickets to the event, click here.

Will Levith
Will Levith
Will Levith is the editorial director of Capital Region Living and Saratoga Living.

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