George Takei wants 'Star Trek' return

Actor George Takei has expressed interest in appearing in upcoming 'Star Trek' films.

George Takei wants 'Star Trek' return

Los Angeles: Actor George Takei has expressed interest in appearing in upcoming 'Star Trek' films.

The 77-year-old actor rose to fame playing USS Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu in the original television series, and later reprised the role in six movies, suggest reports.
 

Takei said that he is "eager" to appear in the rebooted big screen franchise.

"All they have to do is ask me! I'm more than eager. As you know, Leonard Nimoy did two of the rebooted films with JJ Abrams, and they're preparing another one because in two years, 'Star Trek' is going to be 50 years old, so they'll be coming out with another major feature film with a rebooted cast," Takei said.

'Star Trek' is currently scheduled to be released in 2016, with Roberto Orci taking over from Abrams as director.
 

Takei added that he remains close to his 'Star Trek' co-stars Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig.

"Nichelle is more telephone, and we have dinners and you know, there are still Star Trek conventions that happen, so we go out to dinner, chew over old times. But my favourite, my best drinking buddy, was Jimmy Doohan, who's passed now. He was a great guy and I had some wonderful times with him," he added.