Captain Kirk

Captain Kirk

Monday, March 08, 2010

Bill & Ricky Gervais!

Ricky blogged about this today: "I'll be hanging with The Shatmeister."

The deets:
William Shatner, best known as Star Trek's Captain Kirk, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Banff World Television Festival. After more than 5 decades in the business, Shatner has continually leveraged his fame to build enduring properties as a director, producer, author, recording artist, screenwriter and spokesperson.

A brand unto himself, Shatner’s next project is the recently announced Sh*t My Dad Says, based on the popular Twitter account that’s infamous for quotes like "A parent's only as good as their dumbest kid. If one wins a Nobel Prize but the other gets robbed by a hooker, you failed."

Register now to hear from William as he shares thoughts and lessons from his career in an interview open to all Banff World Television Festival delegates.

And about Ricky:
Known around the world as the creator of The Office and Extras, as well as a renowned comedian and actor, Ricky Gervais has been selected as the winner of this year's Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award.

"This is probably the greatest honour of my career. Only the Nobel Peace Prize can top this, but I will only accept that in person if the ceremony is held somewhere as beautiful as Banff. I think they Fedex luckily," said Gervais.

In addition to accepting the prestigious award, Gervais will share his reflections on his career and achievements in an interview open to Banff World Television Festival attendees.



Marz said...


I am sitting in stunned silence at the thought of these two backstage together. Good God.

And for Pete's sake, when are they going to make the show "Shit Bill Says"? THAT would be amazing. For the narration, I nominate Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart, or Jim Carrey.

Frederick said...

Heads up, the new Kirk also gets his butt looked at...