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Friday, April 30, 2010

Max Headroom interviews Bill!

Circa 1985, I think. I found this totally by accident as I was searching for info about the Max Headroom show that will be released on DVD this year. Bill is EVERYWHERE.

This is a great (if short) interview - I think some of it is scripted, but Bill is in fine form with ad-libs too. Strangely, he doesn't shill for anything!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Buy Bill's Motorcycle!

It's for charity.

The original Capt. Kirk, William Shatner, is [...] selling his custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle, his Golden Globe nomination certificate and the plaque he was presented when he got a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 1983. Shatner plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, which helps handicapped children.
P.S. Look at his butt!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Maynard Shills for US!

YOU GUYS!

Our pal Maynard was just interviewed for The Skeptic Zone, a wonderful skeptical podcast from Australia - and he spent several minutes of his precious interview time with Dr. Rachie plugging Look At His Butt! What a guy! Truly Shatner-worthy shilling.

And for everyone out there, EVE stands for Extremely Visible Erection.

Go Maynard!!!

Listen to the whole podcast here.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Another Media Conquered!

At this rate, there will soon be nothing on which Bill hasn't left his mark.



And even better, thanks to Di...

Bill for Governor General of Canada

There's a campaign to put Bill in this prestigious post. Even Leonard Nimoy (via Twitter) is on board.
Bill: You're being considered for governor general of Canada. Do it! Finally a chance to do something with your life.

I wonder what Chris Pine will look like in 40 years...

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and William Shatner (Captain Kirk): Separated at birth old age?

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Captain Kirk (William Shatner)

Posted by ThatChrisGore, sent to us by Shannon.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bill sings on Lopez tonight and looks great!

Here's a sneak preview of Bill singing Total Eclipse of the Heart with Lin Yu Chun (the Susan Boyle of Taiwan). It airs tonight.

This is gonna be AWESOME!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bill profiled in GQ: Riding Horses is Like Making Love

Hold on to your reins, everyone, this is the GQ profile in which Bill compared riding horses to making love (OF COURSE HE DID). This article is magnificent. The writer really gets Bill. Just read the opening paragraph:

My God, the bracing and embracing enthusiasm that is SHATNER! The music it makes, the staccatos and sforzandi and delirious swings of tempo and motif! Behold, now, Shatner, jamming, deep into a riff about the human palate (though the subject could be anything), the worlds open to it, and the worlds it can open: "For me, for me, you can't go too far pushing for MORE coffee taste. More BURNED. More GROUND. That's for me! This is my QUEST. Andrew, do you understand when I tell you that I QUEST?"
Hop on over and read Shatner! The Long. Strange. Never-Boring Journey of a National Treasure (and yes, we know he's Canadian) by Andrew Corsello. You'll be glad you did.

And we fucking LOVE this picture of Bill.

Monday, April 19, 2010

SHATFEST!

Coming to a theatre near you! (If you live in Livermore.)

Mark your space calendars--May 20!


An awesome evening of beer, wine, snacks, 2 of Bill's worst (Impulse! and! White Comanche!) and a special appearance by the Shatner Butt Girls! (That's us.) You don't want to miss this.

More info here and here.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Show #125 - April 18

Episode 125 on MP3

William Shatner's Blues - someone write us this story
Caption contest winner!
The great font discussion
Bill responds to a Trek geek question
Interview with Pavlina
The really frakking big Facebook discussion
The Magic of William Shatner (Facebook app)


The "fixed" credit.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tholian Web Bag

Now available on Etsy:



Description:
Show your support for the Tholian people with this hand knit shoulder bag, 19cm x 17cm x 4cm (7.5 inches x 6.7 inches x 1.6 inches). Ideal for carrying CDs, music players, mobile phones, purses, hand phasers (type 2 for preference), staplers, etc.

100% acrylic. Double knit for strength and durability. To clean, handwash in lukewarm water and dry flat.

Hey, it's only $30! And maybe we can pretend that Kirk is trapped inside, kind of like Mike Teevee in the original Willy Wonka.

Caption Contest

Caption This!

And win a genuine piece of Trek crap from the Butt Girls' very own Trek crap hoard.


Picture by Alexandra McQueen, submitted by Cheryl. Thanks!

Deadline: 6 p.m. Pacific Time, April 15, 2010.

Decision of the judges (Kitty & Lene) is final. No returns, no exchanges, no apologies. Spelling counts. Resistance is futile. This combat is to the death.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Another Media Conquered!

Thanks to Mr. Mugato on the TrekBBS, we now know that Bill has his own font!
The Classic TOS font has a tendency for it's components to slant upwards to the right (if you know what I mean). For example the crossbar on the letter "H" is not horizontal, but slants upwards to the right.

However, the only time it does not, is in William Shatner's opening titles credit.*

The "H" in Shatner is perfectly horizontal, while every other time the font is used (closing credits in the 2nd and 3rd season etc.) it slopes up to the right.

* Note that this has been "corrected" in the HD versions

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bill Responds to a Trek Geek

From the William Shatner BBS:
Dear William (or Bill) I'm not sure which you prefer, and forgive the formality if you prefer Bill.

I'm having an argument with another poster on a thread[.]

The discussion is about Captain's on away missions. We all know that Kirk lead his away team in almost every episode... but the argument that I'm having in particular is what did Kirk mean when he was talking with Saavik, and Saavik quoted that General Order Number 15 prevented Star Fleet Captains to beam down without an Armed Escort. Was Kirk lying to Saavik when he told her no such order existed? I can't find anything in official canon that describes exactly what the General Orders were. And I can't get CBS/Paramount to respond on this. How did you feel when you were acting this out? Do you think Kirk meant to mislead her? Or was Kirk being honest when he told her "I don't believe there is such a regulation?"

Paul (the board admin) forwarded it to Bill because it's so geeky, he wanted to see what Bill would say.

After much head-scratching...


...many sleepless nights...


...and deep philosophical soul-searching...


...he added it all up...


...and replied:
The answer to your question in simple: Kirk just wanted to get laid.


My best,
Bill

Dress Up Bill!

Courtesy of our pal Sean Dicken, some lovely screencaps of Bill, first as Paul Revere, from a movie called The Bastard, and then in a Moe Howard haircut from Brothers Karamazov.



Friday, April 09, 2010

Sci-Five!


I've been doing this for years. I didn't know there was a name for it!

You can buy this as a t-shirt from the Hijinks Ensue store.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Another media conquered!


Mmm...nothing says geek like a young faced William Shatner on your body.
That could be taken 2 ways...

Thanks, Quvmoh!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Show Shatmoy 2010 Part 3

Episode Shatmoy 2010 Part 3 on MP3

We wrap up the Shatmoy holiday from the mobile podcasting unit - what a weekend!
And we conclude with a call-in from our good friend Tony




Romulan ale and cake!

Mirror Kirk strikes again!

Today's Priceline April Fools' joke. I really have to wonder if Bill thinks *he* had the goatee in that ep.

More Trek crap!

Or possibly April Fool jokes. Hard to tell.

But on with the show!

The ultimate iPad app--an actual spanking list! Er, captain's log. Click to embiggen.



And...

DRUMROLL!



Furry breakfast cereal from ThinkGeek! Sent to us by Quvmoh.
Full of whole grain goodness (wheat, rice, rye, quadrotriticale), vitamins (such as B6, B12, R, and C) and minerals (such as potassium, zinc, and irony).