Questions I should have asked George Takei when I had the chance

March 17, 2015

We’re gearing up for more spring shows and around here we’re still kind of in a daze from George Takei being at our tapings last week. He’s every bit as genial and hilarious as you’d think. It was marvelous. I think the interviews went well but there were a few questions I should have asked.


– Why did Sulu never have any scenes with Luke Skywalker?

– Isn’t the name of your show Star Track?

– When did you invent Facebook?

– Did you invent Facebook on the Milnumium Falcon?

– It IS Star Track, right?

– How can you not know the name of your own show, which is Star Track?

– When you were in Star Track, how far up into space did you actually go?

– Should the Seahawks have traded for Jimmy Graham, who gives them offense at tight end but cost them a starting center?

– If you were coaching the Seahawks, you would have handed the ball to Marshawn Lynch, right?

– Would any of your Star Track teammates NOT have given the ball to Marshawn Lynch? Maybe Jar-Jar Binks.

– With a name like “Klingon” (Cling-on), wouldn’t you have expected them to be more emotionally needy?

– Star Track!

Oh well. Next time.


Friends of Wits Doing Stuff

Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess) is getting his own Comedy Central show this summer. It will be called Why? With Hannibal Buress. This makes sense, as it is his show.

W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) is getting a new show, too. The former host of the late and lamented Totally Biased will now travel the country on CNN’s United Shades of America, exploring America’s small towns and subcultures.

Bhi Bhiman (@BhiBhiman)‘s new album, Rhythm & Reason, is coming out this summer. You can visit his Pledge Music page to pre-order that and a whole bunch of other cool stuff, too.

Father John Misty (@fatherjohnmisty) is celebrating Record Store Day by releasing a heart-shaped vinyl single, because that’s what Father John Misty does.

John Darnielle (@mountain_goats) was a guest on John Moe’s other show, Home Dunk, and talked about his love of boxing, wrestling, and two Jameses (Brown and Taylor).

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