NEW YORK—Former Star Trek star George Takei, best known in his role as Hikaru Sulu on the television show Star Trek, endorsed Christine Quinn for mayor on Tuesday.
In a video released by the Quinn campaign, Takei said “I am supporting Christine Quinn because she has the experience, the toughness, and the heart to take us into the future.”
In a nod to his Star Trek days Takei added, “And I should know a thing or two about the future. I worked there for three seasons and six movies.”
Takei urged voters to vote for Quinn in the September 10 primary.
“With our help, she will boldly go where no woman has gone before,” Takei said, referring to Quinn’s historic shot at becoming the first female mayor of the city.
Takei’s endorsement is latest in a string of high-profile grabs for the Quinn campaign. Television personality Tim Gunn, actors Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Dunham, feminist icon Gloria Steinem, and singer and actress Audra McDonald have previously said they would support Quinn.