George Takei, seen here in front of a model of the U.S.S. Enterprise at an exhibit at the Tech Museum in San Jose, Calif., is now a spokesman for Social Security.

Star Trek fans be advised: Mr. Sulu has found a new frontier.

George Takei, the actor who portrayed Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek series and subsequent films, is the spokesperson for Social Security. With the help of Patty Duke (donning pointed Vulcan ears), he’s encouraging Americans to “boldly go” to Social Security’s website and apply for retirement benefits, disability, Medicare, and more.

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