George Takei launches video series to explain technology

"Sulu" from "Star Trek" now hosts a video series aimed at explaining tech topics to the AARP crowd. First up: Google Glass.

George Takei tries Google Glass
George Takei takes Google Glass for a test run. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

George Takei, best known for the role of Sulu on the original "Star Trek," has winning at the Internet down to an art form. His 4.5 million Facebook followers are a testament to that.

Now, he has teamed with AARP for an oddball video series looking at technology topics. AARP says new episodes will appear the first and third week of the month.

The first episode of "Takei's Take" tackles Google Glass, where he drops one-liners about Sergey Brin's plans for world domination and the ease with which Georgi LaForge could get his hands on Google Glass if he wanted to. There are enough "Star Trek" references to keep fans entertained.

The show, which lasts just under 4.5 minutes, is full of Takei's quirky humor. He gets to drop one of his signature "Oh myyyyyy"s after a mention of sneaking Google Glass into strip clubs. Tech reporter Lamarr Wilson drops by to discuss the topc, as well.

Despite all the goofiness, you probably will come out the other side with a better understanding of Google Glass. This series should also help clear up any lingering confusion over the pronunciation of "Takei."

About the author

Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.


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