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On Monday, George Takei will speak at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, part of the University of South Florida's Frontier Forum lecture series, which in recent years has attracted minds as deep and luminous as Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Jane Goodall.

He was invited not only to speak about his life in Star Trek, his career in Hollywood, his side career in politics or his childhood imprisonment in a Japanese-American internment camp, but also because of his influence on social media, where more than 1.8 million Twitter followers and nearly 10 million Facebook likers hang upon his every quip and pun.

In his speech, as online, Takei will help us all make sense of these amazing, turbulent times with lots of love and LOLs.

"As Mary Poppins said, 'A spoonful of sugar ...'" he chuckled in that wonderfully mellifluous baritone. "Or Grumpy Cat."

Takei will speak at 8 p.m. Monday at the Sun Dome. Tickets are $25 and up. Click here.

For our full interview with George Takei, click here.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 14, 2016 6:21pm]


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