The Score: George Takei goes on musical Trek
The Star Tribute alerts us that actor George Takei (Sulu on STAR TREK) has been scheduled to replace Leonard Nimoy as host of an orchestral music program in Minnesota that will include interplanetary excerpts from STAR TREK, STAR WARS, and other outer space movies – not to mention Gustav Holtz’ The Planets:
Takei will appear Friday and Saturday night with the Minnesota Orchestra as part of “To Boldly Go … “, the finale of the ensemble’s Sounds of Cinema film-music series. He replaces the originally scheduled Leonard Nimoy, who had to cancel because he was too busy filming the new “Star Trek” movie, in which he reprises his role as Spock.
“Music is an organic part of so many science-fiction films,” Takei said. “When you’re boldly going where no one has gone before, that also involves the spirit soaring, and music is the vehicle that transports you there.”