Hank Donat and George Takei at the Japanese
Cultural and Community Center, 1840 Sutter Street. Takei appeared at the
Center on behalf of Tom Ammiano for Mayor in 2003.
|Captain Kirk and
crew took the bus in the 1986 installment of the Star Trek epic, Star
Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Traveling through galaxies where no one had
gone before must have been good practice for hurtling over the hills of
San Francisco on MUNI like these commuters on the 41 Union. The City appears
in several cameos throughout the Star Trek saga, as it's the Starfleet Headquarters
for centuries to come. In Voyage Home, Mr. Spock demonstrates the Vulcan
manner of quieting a rowdy punk on public transportation. Directed by Spock
himself, Leonard Nimoy, this entry plays as comic relief among the Star
Trek movies and TV shows. Starring veteran Starfleet officers William Shatner,
Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei,
Walter Koenig, and Nichelle Nichols as Uhura.
about Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home