Star Trek Mr Sulu up Chester Cathedral tower 2014


undefinedActor George Takei went to the top of Chester Cathedral tower while on a visit to the city recently. The star – Mr Sulu in sci-fi TV drama Star Trek and in six spin-off movies – went on the ‘Cathedral at Height' tour with his partner Brad Altman.

The actor wrote about his experience on Facebook and praised “magnificent views of the Midlands of England with Wales in the distance”.

Among the many comments was at least one that corrected the American actor’s geographical error and pointed out that Chester is in the North of England not the Midlands.

Mr Takei also enjoyed some food at the cathedral refectory and took away a goody bag from the gift shop.

The cathedral’s visitor and heritage manager Nick Fry said: “We were delighted to welcome George to the cathedral. It was an honour to meet him and we are so pleased he enjoyed his tour and his time in the building. It certainly brightened up our day!”

Pictured above, George Takei and his partner Brad Altman atop the cathedral tower