Social Security Ad Campaign Urges Americans to “Boldly Go”

April 6, 2011 ( – Mr. Sulu is preparing to plot a new course. 


Entertainment “icon” George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek (and subsequent film franchise) has left the bridge of the Enterprise to join Patty Duke (sporting a new set of Vulcan-sized ears for the occasion) in helping Social Security tell people to “Boldly Go” to to apply for retirement, disability, Medicare, and more.   

The two celebrities are joining forces to help Social Security promote its online services as an easy and secure way to do business with the agency. 

To learn more about Social Security’s online services and to view the new George Takei and Patty Duke public service announcements, Boldly Go to According to the press release, like George, you may find yourself saying, “Oh my!” 

And you can check out the videos at