George Takei, a.k.a. Captain Hikaru Sulu, has graced this planet for 75 years today.
Apart from being one of the most recognisable sci-fi icons ever, Mr. Takei has also been active in politics. For his work concerning Japanese-US relations, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, one of the highest decorations Japan bestows on worthy individuals.
He has also been one of the most outspoken and public civil and LGBT rights activists.
Videos like this one:
have brought him renown and carry fear in the heart of his opponents.
So today, raise a glass of Romulan Ale to Mr. Takei’s health.