According to SciFi Wire, George Takei shares a name with a star out in the final frontier. I'm sure there's a "good- natured" gay joke out there for this but I don't have one on tap. I found it interesting that Gene Roddenberry has an asteroid named after him. Of course he should get a planet or a solar system. Nichelle Nichols also has an asteriod. Where's Captain Sisko's asteroid? Jean Luc Picard?
Takei 'Delighted' At Asteroid Honor