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8 April 2015, 12:07
Back in 2008, musical comedian Bo Burnham predicted in his song "Welcome To YouTube" that actor George Takei might make an ideal YouTube celebrity. Little did we know back then that eventually, he might just be proven right.
Yesterday the former Star Trek actor, equal rights activist and master of Facebook memes launched his new webseries It Takeis Two, a "heightened reality" series in a similar vein to Modern Family. Together with his husband Brad, the pair "navigate their daily lives, from the internet and Broadway to jetpacks and human hamster balls."
George has been creating plenty of videos before on his channel "George Takei And Allegiance", but this new series is a heavy dose of cute that we'll be keeping track of regularly.
Episode #1 deals with Brad discovering that he has been made into a meme by George, and launching a one-man crusade against the internet to get it taken down. It goes... about as well as you'd expect. Check it out below.