The actor and social media star has a new series on YouTube called Takei's Take

By Sheila Cosgrove Baylis
September 17, 2013 10:45 AM
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George Takei has a new enterprise.

Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek, launched a new webseries Tuesday called Takei’s Take.

“What we are doing here with Takei’s Take is sharing the new technological developments, entertainingly, those developments that can enrich one’s life and expand our potential,” Takei tells PEOPLE exclusively.

The actor, 76, says that his role on Star Trek is part of the reason he is interested in new technological advancements.

“Having worked on Star Trek and met some fantastic sci-fi writers and their imagination, projecting out to what we might have, not only technologically but societally, in the future,” he says.

Takei is hoping Takei’s Take, produced by AARP, will encourage the older generation to embrace new technology, like Google Glass, which is the subject of the first webisode (watch below). But Takei admits he may need to go back to basics, even with his own family.

“My sister is one of those technophobic people. She doesn’t even have a computer. And I’ve been working on her.”

With over 800,000 Twitter followers and more than 4.5 million likes on his Facebook page, Takei has a formidable web presence that he hopes will garner a new audience for his comical web series, which airs twice a month.

“[Humor] is the honey! You catch more flies with honey, than with a dry lecture,” he says. On Facebook, I try to have people begin the day with a smile.”