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April 20: This Day in Sci-Fi History

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Zac Hug
Apr 20, 2017

On this day in 1937, George Takei was born in Los Angeles. Best known for (duh) his role as Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu, Takei continues to work well into what are now his 80s. Popping up in acting and reality show and voice-over roles such as Celebrity Apprentice, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Avatar: The Last Airbender, Takei really shows no signs of slowing down. He’s been focused mainly on activism lately, championing gay rights causes and raising awareness of the Japanese Internment camps of the 1940s, in which his family was interred. Happy Birthday, sir. May you live long and prosper.

In “what weird holiday is it today?” news: today is Look-Alike Day. And so we honor that kind of thing in science fiction and as always, ask for your help in the comment section identifying the myriad look-alike and set of twins we’re forgetting. From those terrifying little girls in the shining to Fred and George Weasley, and back around again to any episode of television where someone’s evil twin shows up, please go nuts and tell us your favorites.