Captain Kirk

Captain Kirk

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!!