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Masi and George’s Sears Portrait October 26, 2007

Filed under: Heroes,Magazine Monday,Masi Oka — hotandnerdy @ 5:15 pm
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Today must be photo shoot day…I pulled this portrait of Masi Oka and George Takei from Entertainment Weekly‘s Photo Issue a couple of weeks ago. I really love the way they’re dressed alike, with a slight variation on the tie. That is such an Asian way to do family portraits, isn’t it? Here’s the little write-up about the photo:

May 30, 2007 + Los Angeles
Photograph by Justin Stephens
“George was joking the whole time about how in a traditional Japanese portrait, the mom would always be in the photo,” recalls Stephens, who created a tongue-in-check “Sears portrait” for the Heroes stars. “They made the picture work,” he says. “If they hadn’t given me great, over-the-top expressions, the whole thing would have been dead.

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7307 Takei Asteroid October 3, 2007

Filed under: Weird Shit — hotandnerdy @ 12:42 pm
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You know those somewhat shady “buy a star for your loved one” gifts that used to be all the rage a while ago? Star Trek and Heroes star George Takei got something like it when the International Astronomical Union’s Committee on Small Body Nomenclature approved that an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter be renamed the 7307 Takei in his honor. And, since the committee is an official body, the astronomer community will actually be referring to this asteroid as the 7307 Takei. For all time! So hot. And so ultra nerdy.