„I've been working with Bill Shatner yea these 40-plus years. He never seems to get it right. I gave him, "It's Takei, as in way." I even said, "as in gay"… I told him, "It's Takei, rhymes with toupee." I thought that would do it.“
— George Takei
Quoted in Doug Elfman, "Takei celebrates legacy of diversity," http://www.lvrj.com/news/26861469.html Las Vegas Review-Journal (2008-08-12) Describing how he advised William Shatner, who reportedly could never pronounce his name correctly, how to say it aloud.