Walter Koenig

'Star Trek' alum George Takei still stuns

'Star Trek' alum George Takei still stuns

George Takei, speaking by phone from his California home, cannot resist describing the un-wintry view from his window.

"There's a flawless blue sky, golden sunshine and a green garden outside," the Los Angeles-born Takei says in his burnished baritone, with just a hint of gloating. "But I am looking forward to being back in Baltimore. I love the bracing air of the Inner Harbor."

The man who first earned fame portraying Lt. Sulu in the 1960s TV series "Star Trek" will serve as narrator/host of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's "Sci-Fi Spectacular" this week. It's a reprise of the program Takei participated in here in 2008, a program...