You should all watch this episode. It’s powerful and make you THINK. Of note, there’s synchronicity, here, because I “just so happened” to mention a deceased friend of mine’s (Moe Morris) last novel, The Sand Crabs (see comments), and as I went through the book, saw I’d included clippings from his obit, etc. He’d died April 2, 2005. Today is April 2, 2012. Fair winds and following seas, Moe!
George Takei will always be best known for playing Lt. Sulu on Star Trek. But before he ever stepped onto the bridge of the Enterprise, he took a short jaunt into the fifth dimension.
As the Tallahassee Democrat put it in a profile of Takei:
Before “Star Trek” turned him into a star, Takei was a character actor who appeared in small parts in movies and guest roles on TV shows such as “Playhouse 90” and “Perry Mason” during the late ’50s and early ’60s. One of his biggest breaks arrived when he co-starred with Neville Brand in an intense and controversial episode of “The Twilight Zone” called “The Encounter.”
Takei played a Japanese-American groundskeeper named Arthur Takamori who gets into a war of words with a World War II veteran who is rummaging through his attic. The conversation — which is more like a terse, two-man dialogue written by…
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