The busy, busy 76-year-old Star Trek alum has yet another way to interface with fans: Takei’s Take. The YouTube series officially launched today with the actor’s thoughts on Google Glass.
In an interview with readwrite.com tech and culture writer Adriana Lee, Takei revealed the rather surprising genesis of his latest media venture:
“The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) came to me. The idea of social media is to introduce people to new experiences and enrich their lives with these experiences. The AARP demographic is active in social media. But I found that their children and grandchildren are Star Trek fans, and so I told AARP that we could reach a wide demographic of people. Not just the 50-plus, but those in the middle-age sector and also teenagers. So we decided to go ahead with this project, Takei’s Take.”
Up next on the YouTube topics list: online dating. The series was co-created by Takei with Nicole Shea, who are also executive producing alongside Brad Takei and Larry Gannon.