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OTRC: Patty Duke, George Takei in 'Star Trek' videos - watch

Patty Duke and George Takei appear in videos for SocialSecurity.gov. (SocialSecurity.gov)

Patty Duke and George Takei appear in a new series of "Star Trek"-themed public service announcements released by the Social Security Administration.

Takei, 73, reprises his role as U.S.S. Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu in the videos, which shows him and the veteran television actress explaining how to sign up for Social Security benefits on the Web. In one clip, Duke dons pointy Vulcan alien ears.

"Navigating socialsecurity.gov is a snap!" Duke, 64, says. "It's so easy even Kirk can do it."

Duke starred in "The Patty Duke Show" between 1963 and 1966 and also appeared on shows such as "The Love Boat," "Frasier" and "Touched by an Angel." She won an Oscar for her role in the 1962 movie "The Miracle Worker" and also appeared in the film "Valley of the Dolls" in 1967.

She also starred in numerous television movies, including the most recent, "Unanswered Prayers" with Samantha Mathis in 2010.

Takei appeared on "Star Trek" the original series between 1966 and 1969 as well as in its movies alongside William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk. Takei later voiced characters on "The Simpsons" and "Kim Possible" and guest-starred on shows such as "Heroes" and "Community." He is also a frequent guest on Howard Stern's raunchy radio show on Sirius XM satellite radio.

"Star Trek" spurred numerous spin-off shows and movies and a film reboot was released in 2009. The franchise has been parodied many times. In March, Shatner recorded a personalized version of the original show's theme song message for the crew members of the space shuttle Discovery as it undocked from the International Space Station for the last time.

Check out two of the Social Security videos featuring Patty Duke and George Takei below.

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