09/30/2012 11:55 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

An Emotional George Takei Pledges 'Allegiance' To New Musical

Long before he became etched in our memories as Sulu of "Star Trek" fame, George Takei used to recite those words with one hand over his heart like millions of schoolboys before and after.

What made Takei's experience different from yours or mine is that he said them while staring out a window at barbed wire fences, sentry towers and guards with machine guns inside a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II.

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