Captain Kirk

Captain Kirk

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tiffany Bolling: Bill So Horny

1991 interview with Tiffany Bolling, Bill's co-star in Kingdom of the Spiders. Here's the relevant bit:

KG: You worked with William Shatner on KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS.

BOLLING: Well, first of all, where we shot was a dream come true, in Sedonia, Arizona, it’s like four seasons come through every day, you get your snow at night and then it warms up to about 70° in the daytime and you can go lie by the pool. So, it was a wonderful place to be able to shoot a film and I felt so bad for those poor spiders, because they were all so innocent, bless their hearts. And Bill Shatner…he’s a horny guy, like most men. [Laughs]

KG: So he chased you around?

BOLLING: No. Well, just little [things], so that was fine. His wife, Marcie, was in the film, too, you know.

KG: So he kind of flirted with you?

BOLLING: Well, sure, but I thought that was great, because it helped us work together, because I’m supposed to be this very tongue-in-cheek "Ms." type of person, and so he used that a lot.




Heh heh heh. "He's a horny guy": truer words were never spoken.

Thanks, Greg!

I dare you to order the red one.

Star Trek Original Series Wetsuit

Star Trek fans eager to explore Earth’s ocean can now do so while wearing a wetsuit modeled after an original series uniform.

123009UnderseaThe Star Trek wetsuit, which sells for $469.95, was designed by JMJ wetsuits, using the highest quality materials and expert craftsmanship.

Each wetsuit is custom made, tailored to one’s exact measurements. The 7MM wetsuit is available in blue, yellow or red, although fans will remember that “red shirts” in the original series often met an untimely end and perhaps it would be unwise to tempt fate (and the sharks!) by choosing that color.
Double dare. Double dog dare.

The Trek crap never ends!


Click to embiggen.

I guess the "pefume" drove everyone too crazy to run spelling check.

Thanks, Commodore Mendez.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

FAIL!

WTF? How can this possibly be explained? Stoned elves? Conspiracy of lame Star Wars fan boys? Merchandise for the next JJ Abrams Trek movie?


Listen to Look At His Butt when shopping for REAL Trek crap. Accept no substitutes!

Drunken Trekkies rock.

Kingdom of the Spiders! On DVD!

And! Bill! Does! ... ... ... COMMENTARY!!!!

Read all about it at SF Gate.


What a great opportunity to hear Bill make shit up.

Can an "Impulse" DVD with commentary be far behind? Please...

Xmas Special That Never Was

A repost from John Scalzi. Check out the others ones too - all spot on and hilarious.

The Lost Star Trek Christmas Episode: “A Most Illogical Holiday” (1968)

Mr. Spock, with his pointy ears, is hailed as a messiah on a wintry world where elves toil for a mysterious master, revealed to be Santa just prior to the first commercial break. Santa, enraged, kills Ensign Jones and attacks the Enterprise in his sleigh. As Scotty works to keep the power flowing to the shields, Kirk and Bones infiltrate Santa's headquarters. With the help of the comely and lonely Mrs. Claus, Kirk is led to the heart of the workshop, where he learns the truth: Santa is himself a pawn to a master computer, whose initial program is based on an ancient book of children's Christmas tales. Kirk engages the master computer in a battle of wits, demanding the computer explain how it is physically possible for Santa to deliver gifts to all the children in the universe in a single night. The master computer, confronted with this computational anomaly, self-destructs; Santa, freed from mental enslavement, releases the elves and begins a new, democratic society. Back on the ship, Bones and Spock bicker about the meaning of Christmas, an argument which ends when Scotty appears on the bridge with egg nog made with Romulan Ale.

Filmed during the series' run, this episode was never shown on network television and was offered in syndication only once, in 1975. Star Trek fans hint the episode was later personally destroyed by Gene Roddenberry. Rumor suggests Harlan Ellison may have written the original script; asked about the episode at 1978's IgunaCon II science fiction convention, however, Ellison described the episode as "a quiescently glistening cherem of pus."


Of course, not mentioned here is the classic episode where Kirk is in a coma and Spock dresses up like an elf to help wake him up.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

See? We were right about Star Trek vs. Star Wars

Via Pandagon - read the whole thing, but here's the relevant part:
Star Wars (or what became of it) ended up being a rather terrible story about a society run on genetic predeterminism. The police force of the “good old days” were the secretive elite of a crypto-religious sect who fully accepted that at all times, two of their members would be trying to destroy civilization as they knew it. Membership was based on an accident of genetic luck, and those who lacked the access and wherewithal to get screened at the proper time were out of luck, stuck at the whim and mercy of their telekinetic, mind-altering overlords. Government was largely ineffectual, a dysfunctional democracy latched onto a decaying royal system. The entire lesson of Star Wars is that this highly traditional, morally unyielding system fails, and it fails miserably, as the billions of people killed in the Sith insurrection would have testified, had they, well, lived.


I'll take the meritocracy and the technology, please.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Bill & Avril Lavigne - old interview



This was to promote Over the Hedge.

Bill works SO HARD to get this girl to open up and talk to him and it works, eventually. And then he fucking charms her like no one else can. Look at the way he looks at her. I think she was just unprepared for the 1000-watt incandescence of Bill and his charm and hotness.

WTF is he talking about with the statues???

(thanks to the fine folks at More Shat, Less Shame for posting this first)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

TrekCrap redux! Star Trek CUFFLINKS

Hey, you still have time for Xmas! This courtesy of @wilw, at ThinkGeek:

Sleek Starfleet style for your formal attire

We geeks are a witty t-shirt and jeans bunch, but every once in a while we need to dress up for something. Maybe it's an important meeting for work where you have to look sharp or maybe you're attending your fourth wedding of the year because everyone you know is getting hitched. You may have to wear a monkey suit and tie, but you can still show your geek spirit with these officially licensed Star Trek cufflinks.

These classy cufflinks are made from enamel and rhodium plated silver and come in two designs. The first features the Original Series Starfleet communicator badge worn by Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and the crew of the starship Enterprise. The second design is a tiny replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701. Both are handsome, high-quality accessories that will delight you with their geekiness for years to come.

Product Specifications
- Officially licensed Star Trek cufflinks in enamel and rhodium plated silver
- Two styles: Original series badge or Enterprise NCC-1701
- They may force you to dress up, but you can still express your geeky style
- Tapping on your cufflink com badge will not connect you to Captain Kirk (sorry)


Only FIFTY BUCKS.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Trek Zombies

I don't get the whole zombie thing - seems like a limited concept, and also, they're not hot. But anyway, courtesy of @wilw on Twitter, there is this: He's Undead, Jim. Here's the description:

It was worse than dead; his brain was gone.

There are a lot of ways to die if you're a red shirt. You can be shot by a poisonous plant, step on an exploding rock, be struck by lightning, get whacked by a native with a big stick, choke on a dikironium cloud, or, our personal favorite, be beamed down to a planet that's not actually there and get sucked into space, never to be seen again. But it's an entirely different matter when Bones says, "He's undead, Jim." That's way worse than dead, and the entire galaxy could be at risk! Be sure to double tap with your phaser.

Fun factoid: The very first "He's dead, Jim" referred to a dog that had an unfortunate encounter with a transporter. Yeah. You knew that. But what is it with us using dogs for space experimentation? They may be "man's best friend," but, if actions speak louder than words, the feeling's not so much mutual. (Don't worry. We won't be sending any of our puppies into space, fictional or otherwise.)


Buy the shirt at ThinkGeek.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Even More TrekCrap!

This time courtesy of Jen, who sent a long and detailed post, which I'll just reproduce here, cos it's FUNNY.

Okay, so it's almost Christmas as we are all too aware! And we are all shopping for our Christmas joy. So why not give your special someone TrekCrap? It's lots of fun!

Tree Star Featuring Spock:

This may not be new, but it is classic. Every tree should have its own Spock sitting on it! And now for a mere 39.99, you can get your very own! OR better yet, get one for your mother or get one for all your friends! It's FANTASTIC!!!! (I had to work that in somewhere).




Spock Holiday Stocking:

In the future, all houses have chimneys and what goes with chimneys? Well, stockings of course! Spock adorns this beautiful piece of Fedatacana (Fed-ta-cana). It's is guaranteed to be a classic for all time!












Spock and Tribbles Table Piece:

*Otherwise known as a statue.* This one of a kind, collector's piece comes complete with Spock and a bunch of Tribbles. It only looks like Spock is about to eat the Tribble - Vulcans are vegetarians. He's only going to kiss it, seriously, that's all. Take him home for a mere, 69.99. BUT WAIT!!!!! If you buy today, we'll knock ten dollars off the price - making him only 59.99! A true bargain.







Star Trek Captain Kirk Vinyl Figure:

Jimmy: OH MY STARS, CAPTAIN KIRK!!!! THEY'VE MADE A DOLL OF YOU! And he has a really big head!
Kirk: No,no, Jimmy, that's not me - that's the terp they picked to play me. And it's not a doll, it's an action figure. He's made of Futuristic vinyl material, filled with terpish style, and did I mention made of vinyl? I thought we should get that out there.
Jimmy: Thanks, Captain Kirk, I'll go out and buy it today!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Shatmas Came Early This Year

The Tenth Level is on youtube. Watch it quick before someone makes them take it down! This is a true rarity and in addition to being really good, it includes a gratuitous shoulder roll!


Thanks to Ruby Pearl for the heads-up!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Trek crap isn't just for Christmas!


If I were the artsy-craftsy type, I'd make my Pez into Santa's reindeer.

Click here for more info. Thanks, Iddy.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

TNG Dubbed in Nonsense

O.M.G. I laughed so hard at this. God, people are clever.

The Intruder on the Intertubes

Via MoreShat:

Just wanted to let you know that "Shame" aka "I Hate Your Guts" aka "The Intruder" is in the public domain and can be watched and legally downloaded here: www.archive.org/details/shame_



This 1962 film directed by Roger Corman stars William Shatner as a racist mystery man sent to stir trouble in a southern town that is about to integrate its high school. Roger Corman claims this is the only film of the over 300 he's produced to lose money. (That's a real shame!)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Today's Trek News: Spiders and KHAAAAN???

So I had to check out IMDB just now, to verify that Chris Pine was indeed in Princess Diaries 2 (and no, he couldn't act then either), when I see these two items of Trek related news:

William Shatner’s ‘Kingdom of the Spiders’ Coming To DVD

To some, nothing is scarier than spiders, unless you consider William Shatner’s career in the late 70’s (zing!). But there were a few exceptions and even Chris Pine can admit it’s pretty difficult to follow Shatner as James Tiberius Kirk. One film that Shatner did before throwing the maroon jumpsuit back on was a little film called Kingdom of the Spiders in which he takes down a legion of evil spiders.

Shatner played Dr Robert Hansen, who is sent to a small town after a serious of mysterious animal deaths, only to discover that it was only the beginning, and that an evil spider army was behind the whole thing. Finally, the film is making it’s way to DVD for all of us to relive, and we even have the original trailer for you to get excited for all over again.

Special features on the DVD include an all new interview with Shatner, audio commentary by Director John Bud Cardos, Producer Igor Kantor, spider wrangler Jim Brockett and Cinematographer John Morrill. Also included is a Spider Wrangler featurette and rare behind the scenes footage.


YEAH MORE SHATNER COMMENTARY! I hope it's as good as the stuff on Incubus.

But then there's this:

The rebirth of Khan: should he be played by an unknown in Star Trek 2?

Rumours abound that JJ Abrams - if he is to helm the revamped Enterprise's second outing - will cast Lost hunk Nestor Carbonell in the role made famous by Ricardo Montalban. Is that playing too safe?

Directors have their favourites. Follow David Lynch on his latest journey to Planet Weird and you'll probably find Laura Dern landed some time before you; pick up a Sam Raimi flick and don't be surprised if he's found some way to shoehorn in Bruce Campbell.

One of the things about last year's Star Trek revamp that impressed me most was that Jj Abrams didn't fall back on tried and tested actors from his previous ventures to populate the bridge of the USS Enterprise. Sure, there was Simon Pegg, who starred in the director's debut movie in charge, Mission Impossible 3, and Zoe Saldana from his Bad Robot production company's TV series Six Degrees. But Chris Pine was a near unknown, and the likes of Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban (whose Eomer in the Lord of the Rings trilogy was over half a decade ago) were plucked from Heroes - in which Abrams had no involvement - or obscure genre fare like Pathfinder.

We should perhaps give the film-maker the benefit of the doubt, then, over a new report that Nestor Carbonell, aka the mysterious Richard Alpert from Abrams's TV series Lost, is set to play Khan in the forthcoming sequel to Star Trek. The casting is not yet confirmed, and it's not even certain that the next installment of the adventures of Captain Kirk and co will focus on the bad-guy portrayed so memorably by Ricardo Montalban in 1982's excellent The Wrath of Khan. But the story emanates from comingsoon.net, who just posted a one-on-one interview with Abrams, so it's not too hard to imagine that it might have been sparked by some off-the-record comments that couldn't be published as part of the main piece.


NOOOOOOOOO! For the love of all that is good and pure in the world, DON'T DO KHAN! That is a surefire way to torpedo this new franchise in the second movie, DON'T DO IT!!!!

Expect more discussion of this on the next show.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bicycle Girls, Uhura Style



Courtesy of our friend Frederick at My Star Trek Scrapbook - he says:
The fantastic photo is not from my collection (sadly) but I found it on the Retrospace blog, located here. The page is from a 1969 cover article on Nichelle that features many good pics! But this one can't be beat for sheer awesomeness.
TOTALLY agree. There isn't even a measuring system on earth capable of calculating this awesomeness of Nichelle in this photo. Nichelle conquers the world!!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Conan, Levi & Bill, Part Deux

Those tweets were FAKE! O.M.G.

To help his buddy Conan avoid a lawsuit, Bill did a repeat appearance performing the Real Words(tm) of Levi Strauss.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Bill reads Levi Johnston's tweets



Go Bill! I love his expression on "LMAO", especially since I'm sure he has no idea what it means (even after it was explained to him multiple times).

My best,

Lene

Bill and his Wax Self: FREAKY!

View more news videos at: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/video.



Freaky! Freaky! Freaky!

Elizabeth is very funny in this interview. Allyson Lazar, is that you being interviewed?

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Star Trek Weekend at Madame Tussaud

If you're in L.A. November 5-8, here's a coupon to get $8 off admission to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Get there quick before all the charm & hotness melts the Kirk figure!

Note that the coupon says STAR TREK THE EXHIBITION (still no punctuation but now they can afford ALL-CAPS!) is also in L.A. Hey, LAHB stringers, go forth and report back! How is this different from what's in San Jose?

From NBC-LA:
Few fictional characters have mastered the still pose like Captain Kirk. The hand-on-chin thinking pose. The listening-to-Spock-incredulously pose. The quiet-sitting-and-staring-at-the-Klingon-Bird-of-Prey pose.

So that the "Star Trek" man is getting honored at Madame Tussauds Hollywood with his own figure makes perfect sense. We just want to know exactly which pose Tussauds opted to go with, since there are so many iconic stances to choose from.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Show #117 - Nov 2

Episode 117 on MP3

More of JK's experience at the Tech, and loads of Trek crap!

JK gives us a very detailed report on the opening of Star Trek: The Exhibition
She met the genius behind the Captain's Table
A Star Trek slot machine! Lots of places to see how it works here, here, here, here, and here
Vulcan flash drive
A titanium spork!
Klingon language keyboard (from the UK)
Lene guests on the Uncanny X-Cast



This Just In!

Bill will be appearing at the unveiling of a wax figure in his likeness at the the world-famous Madame Tussauds wax museum at 11:30am on Wednesday, November 4, 2009.

The museum is located at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, a couple blocks west of the Mann's Chinese Theatre.

How is it possible to capture charm & HOTNESS in wax?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Special Coverage of ST Exhibition - with George Takei!

Special Event Coverage on MP3

Star Correspondent Jungle Kitty interviews George Takei at the opening of Star Trek: The Exhibition at the Tech Museum in San Jose. Get the scoop direct from the source!



left to right: Tech President Peter Friess, George Takei, Dan Fenton (Team San Jose Chairman)

Bill in the next Trek movie? Sigh.

This just in, from Cinema Blend:

The West Australian reports that J.J. Abrams is considering including Shatner in the sequel to his widely loved and successful Star Trek reboot. "I would love to work with him," Abrams said at a press conference. "It was a foregone conclusion we wanted him in [Star Trek]. The problem was his character died on screen in one of his Trek films and we decided that we wanted to adhere to Trek canon.” Abrams further said that he felt they had more of an opening with the sequel to find a manner in which to reintroduce the older Captain Kirk.

In fact, Abrams and Shatner are even joining each other for a “dinner date.” This may be more serious than we thought, guys. Anyway, I have faith in Abrams being able to pull off some sort of time-machine-portal-hole-thingy that will bring old Kirk back to life. And maybe if Shatner gets the job, he’ll stop crying on YouTube about the whole thing.

As Logan would say to me: Really? Really? It's a lot more fun to hear Bill complaining about not being in the Trek movie than it would be to actually see him in a Trek movie.

But as they say on TV, stay tuned...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Apple + Trek = Love

Got email today announcing the new iMac. And what image did they use to promote it?



It could only have been better if it was a picture of Bill. Maybe that's the new screensaver!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bill. Shirtless. Shaving. Acting.

The quintessential triple threat.

Bill at Comic Con

Looking so damn CUTE I can't stand it!

More here.

Bill Accepts an Award...

... for a movie he wasn't even in!
The biggest award of the night was the "Ultimate Scream" and Star Trek was up against some stiff competition. Actor Morgan Freemen presented the award and after he announced Star Trek had won, the crowd got a surprise when William Shatner stepped onto the stage to accept the award. After taking the award, Shatner stated (via AP):

"J.J., I’ll handle this," Shatner said to J.J. Abrams, seated in the audience, who also won best director and best sci-fi movie for "Star Trek."

"This movie was big," Shatner said. "Imagine how big it could have been with me in it? … I’ll be waiting for your call."

More here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A FAVORITE VID!

Not sure if we've posted this before but it's always worth a second play. And a third. And...



Yay, Tjonesy, Killa and Hafital! And thanks, Mike M., for prompting me to look for it.

The good old days



More pics here. And be sure to turn up your speakers to listen to the commentary. "The yellow package." LOL!

Thanks, OTT!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another Python Trek

Giggle-worthy, even if not up to the standards set by Killa and TJonesy.

Chris Doohan (Jimmy's son) tells a story

Chris has been posting to the LJ group startrek_tos and today he told this story. Note that he says "dressing room", which seems to indicate that they had actual rooms, not trailers. Imagine getting to play in the shuttlecraft!

The Trouble with Tribbles and Twins
My brother and I were 6 or 7 years old when my dad told us that he was going to take us to the Star Trek set for the whole day. We had done this before, so we were VERY excited. He picked us up really early in the morning, in his new Volvo sports car. It was really small so my brother had to sit in the small area behind the seats. Anyway, we got to the studio and went in to my dad's dressing room. We were there less than 20 minutes when my dad was called to the set. He told us to "stay put" and not to go outside of his room. My brother asked him if we could hang out in the space shuttle (shuttle craft) while he was gone. My dad said sure. He took us there and closed the door behind us. For those of you who can't picture it, it was a small, but real looking shuttle craft and the inside couldn't have been more than 8' by 5 '. Both my brother and I played in there many times before and I think my dad liked it because it kept us out of trouble.

We played for a little while, but being 7 year old twin boys, we had to wander. We opened the shuttle craft door and escaped. We knew what studio my dad was in so we avoided it at all costs. If my dad knew we were "out and about", he would have been really mad. We entered one of the studios and started playing in the ships hallways and even sat in the Captains chair on the bridge. We then decided to snoop around to see what was in the nooks and crannies (meaning drawers and cabinets). One of the rooms had these strange looking cabinets that were very high (for a 7 year old) and angled. Of course we had to see what was in there. My brother got on my shoulders and slid it open. Just then, about 200 (or more) Tribbles fell on our heads. It scared the hell out of us! Not only because it freaked us out, but we knew that we would be in a heaping load of tribble trouble if my dad found out. We ran as fast as we could back to the shuttle and closed the door behind us. Not long after that, my dad arrived to find his angelic twins still in the safe little shuttlecraft where we were no tribble at all..

For you non-trek fans, or those who are too young to remember, a Tribble was a small, hairy little ball. They were very prolific alien animals that eventually filled the whole ship.. The cabinet we opened up was the same one that was used in the scene where Captain Kirk did the same thing as we did. They fell on his head too.

Several years ago I told my dad that story, and he said that he would have been really pissed if he had found out. The end.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Bill Chats, Signs and Sings!

December 18, Hard Rock Cafe, Maui. Info here.


Remember--Aloha means hello, goodbye, look at his butt, Brian who? etc.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Friday, October 02, 2009

Bill to be honored by ... the Pope?

Well, if it's in the Sun ...

Among Psychic Juan Ramos's predictions for this year:
William Shatner receives a special honor from Pope Benedict XVI.

He got it from Saint Lazarus. That's a reliable source, right?


I know you can't see Lazarus in this shot but LOOK AT HIS BUTT!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Take that, JJ Abrams!

The Free Enterprise sequel is a go and it will be The Wrath of Shatner.

"It is very cold in space." BWAHAHAHA!


THERE BE SPOILERS HERE.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kirk icons!

Courtesy of starcrossedtrek in the startrek_tos LiveJournal group! Click through here for the whole selection - there are about 75 icons in total - but I thought I'd show off some of the best Kirk icons. Yowza!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Tribbles, Acting and Shatner Butt

David Gerrold talks about Trouble with Tribbles.
Prior to this episode, we’d seen only hints that William Shatner could be a great comic actor. The giveaway moment was the storage compartment scene. I had written in the outline and the script that the tribbles fall on Kirk’s head. I had always assumed that at some point, Shatner would say, ‘This makes my character look too silly,’ and I was prepared to have him step aside just before the tribbles fell. But William Shatner has always been the consummate professional and I believe he was eager to show off his comic abilities as well. The moment when he is up to his neck in tribbles, when he gives Dr. McCoy a very annoyed look, that’s equal to any expression that Oliver Hardy ever gave to Stan Laurel at his most exasperated.


See ... Bill ... ACT!

Read more at TrekToday.

And even though Gerrold didn't mention it, Shatner butt is always relevant, welcome and downright AWESOME.

Monday, September 21, 2009

PANTS!!!! FOR SALE!!!

Profiles in History is auctioning off lots of Hollywood memorabilia and the auction in October has a lot of Trek stuff - including Bill's PANTS from the original series! There were of course many pairs of these pants and JK and I had the pleasure of hugging another pair, courtesy of some wonderful collectors.

Pants. Where his butt was. Where his EVE was. Pants.

I'm getting all dizzy just thinking about them.

Friday, September 18, 2009

More News From Around His Butt

Bill posted this on his website (probably went out on twitter as well).
I’ve entered – in grand style -- the comic book world with four separate sci-fi titles of my own: TEK WAR, MAN O’ WAR, QUEST FOR TOMORROW, and CHIMERA. I’m very happy to announce that I will be appearing at the Big Apple Comic Con. I hope you will, too.

My best, Bill

Notice he doesn't tell us the date of the event. Also we can only assume that the Big Apple Comic Con will take place in New York.

But remember...this is Bill.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

News From Around His Butt


Bill accepted a Prism Award on behalf of "Boston Legal" and the show will be airing on September 26th on several cable stations. Here is the list:

4:00pm EDT / 1:00pm PDT – FX Network East (DirecTV), Starfish TV, ION Life, Retirement Living

4:00pm PDT – FX Network West, Starfish TV, ION Life

1:00am EDT / 10:00pm PDT – FX Network East (DirecTV), Starfish TV, ION Life

3:00am EDT / 12 Midnight PDT – National Geographic

1:00am PDT – FX Network West, Starfish TV, ION Life

AND...


William Shatner's new documentary called "Gonzo Ballet" based upon the Milwaukee Ballet's adaptation of several of his songs from "Has Been" will be premiering at several film festivals in the US, Canada and Spain over the next couple of weeks.

San Diego Film Festival: Premieres September 25
Edmonton Film Festival: Shows on September 27
Marbella (Spain) Film Festival: Premieres October 1
Milwaukee Film Festival: Shows on October 3 & 4
Docfest Stratford (Ontario): Shows on October 22

Bill is supposed to be on hand for the San Diego premiere next week.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Essential Ingredient


The caption is probably referring to Star Trek XI but honestly, what wouldn't be improved by more Shatner?

Thanks, Quvmoh.

9/18: Just learned rabbittooth created this image. Well done!

Bill is an atheist.

From a clipping found at the wonderful site Memory Prime. This was written in 1968, shortly after Bill's father had passed away. I'll post more from it later, but this is quite interesting, esp. for 1968!
After a moment I said, "You have no religious beliefs...or hopes of an afterlife?"

Bill regarded me soberly for a moment and then he smiled, a wry little half smile. "No. I don't. Emotionally I would like to believe there is a life after death. Intellectually...I cannot accept the idea.

"We send our little daughters to Sunday school. It's important for them to have basic religious training. But as for myself, I have finally come to the conclusion that life is here and now...and nothing more."
Spoken like Captain Kirk, and like a man who always lives in the moment. I love you even more, Bill.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Show #115 - Sept 12

Episode 115 on MP3

Surprises galore!

A run-in with Gary Lockwood in which he is incredibly offensive
A few tidbits about Bill and Impulse
More about Bill and Twitter
Lene's going to w00tstock!
Shatner's Toupee blog - MUST SEE
A long digression about toupees
Romulan Ale & Tiberius cologne
Star Trek the Exhibition - SJ Tech Museum



A toupee-less Bill in 1957; image ganked from Shatner's Toupee
He's soooooo handsome even with the thinning hair!