VIDEO: George Takei’s Audition Tape for SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK

By way of briefest introductions, there is a Broadway musical being produced called Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark. It has been fraught with actor injuries, inconsistent reviews, and just kind of been a running joke. Well now Star Trek alum George Takei has decided to man up and don the harness as Peter Parker in the show. He's certainly got charisma to spare and the video documents his prowess. What say you iFanbase? Should George Takei get a chance to take home a Tony by defeating the Green Goblin live a few nights a week?


  1. LMFAO! I havn’t laughed that hard in awhile, thank you Ryan. Also hes good for the part guys common now George Takei’s “got the whole package.”

  2. crackup

  3. That was great. Thanks for posting that. It made my day.

  4. He’s been on Stern this whole week, he’s been great. As always. 

  5. HAHA, great insurance!

  6. Move aside NPH, Wil Wheaton, George Takei is the new Geekgod

  7. Am I the only one kinda creeped out?

  8. Generally speaking, I prefer my day to be old-man-package-free.

  9. He’s such a riot on twitter, love this video.

    Also, I think this musical is at the stage of ‘We’re laughing at it but also want it to just end’ phase instead of the previous ‘We’re laughing at this because we want to see someone get killed’ phase. 

  10. Oh my INDEED!

  11. Ha! Oh my… this is awesome.