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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Another Media Conquered!

The $5 Canadian William Shatner Coin!


From the Toque:
William Shatner was chosen to be represented on the coin because of his status as a hero to Canadians, and especially the science fiction community, which makes up approximately 80% of the Canadian population. [Really?]

Most Canadian coins are composed of standard base metals. However with Shatner on the face, they thought it more appropriate to go with a heavier metal, and ultimately chose a nickel-plated tritanium alloy. [Not gold?]

Shatner beamed with joy when told he had been selected to be on the face of the coin.

"I can't...tell you...how happy I am," he said in halting English. "No bones about it. I hope these coins...live long...and prosper...like my career."

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Risk Is His Business!

From TulsaWorld.com.
"I'm actually working on an album now," [William Shatner] said Monday.

[H]e called it a "concept album." [...] "I'm attempting to do something that might embarrass me," he said of the album.

When I responded that it's great he's still willing to take career risks, he replied: "Yes, let's say it like that. I'm still taking risks."

Also this (which is so Shatner I can't stand it!):
On his Twitter feed, he talked in May about attending a friend's 100th birthday party, where "I understand there's going to be a lot of music and dancing girls."

What about his own 100th birthday party?

"I'd like to hold it in the Sierra, in the mountains, and then fall," Shatner said.

With or without a parachute? "Without."

No music and dancing girls?

"On the way down."

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Who Else Is Obsessed with Shatner?

Fall On Your Sword, that's who. They're the electro-punk band who did the fantastic video "Shatner of the Mount."

Interviewed by NBC New York.
So what’s your fascination with William Shatner in general?

Will: I mean how can you not be?

Phil: How can you not be fascinated?

Will: [laughs] The man is a tortured genius. [...] I just happened to stumble on that footage of him, he’s talking for 45 minutes about a scene in a movie that’s first of all, completely [expletive] and secondly is only about 20 seconds long. It’s phenomenal -- the man is a maniac.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ricky Gervais Meets Nature. And Shatner.

[Banff is] the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. I love nature. Animals wandering around. And Shatner! Shatner wandering around. He came up to me. I held out some nuts, and he came up to me.
There should be a cartoon of this.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Go Read This Now!

From the Globe and Mail Update, a report on Bill receiving a Lifetime Achievement at the Banff World Television Festival.
[S]peaking to the industry crowd from prepared notes, Shatner was anything but flippant. Sure he’s an actor, but when he choked up as he dedicated his award to his wife Elizabeth, he seemed to have everyone in the room convinced. “My lifetime achievement is being married to her, and every day reminding myself that sustaining a marriage is in itself the achievement of a lifetime.”
And Elizabeth's response:
“I was totally overwhelmed ... and consumed with love,” Elizabeth Shatner, who was in tears during the speech, said afterward. “It’s his lifetime-achievement award, but I would thank him for taking me on the adventure of a lifetime.”


What a guy. What a gal. I love this.

The Power of Shatner

As summarized on Redshirt's Lament:
[H]ere we witness the real power of the Shat - famewhore Palin getting an autograph. Ha.


I love how the universe is being repopulated with same people, new names. Crazy Pike, FameWhore Palin. Ha indeed.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Coming Soon to a TV Near You (If You're In Canada)

Bill is going to direct a documentary about a topic to which only he can do justice:

H I M S E L F !


The world knows William Shatner as the former "Star Trek" captain.

Canadians know Shatner for his Montreal roots and early classic stage career in Stratford, Ontario.

So Canadian pay TV channel Movie Central will combine those two worlds in "The Captains," a feature documentary that captures Shatner's career arc to overnight success as Captain James T. Kirk.

[...]

to be directed by Shatner[.]

This will be (CUE JULIE ANDREWS) Shatnercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

More at Hollywood Reporter

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Another Media Conquered!

Shaturday. Calendar publishers, take note! SHATURDAY!

From Real TV Addict:
My mom, who does not read my columns, says the fact that I focus so much effort every Shaturday on William Shatner might suggest I have idle hands, but I can’t figure out if she’s implying The Shat is the devil, or she’s just saying I need to get a life.

Bill Talks Horses and Never Mentions Sex!

Today's headline is our version of "Man Bites Dog."

Shakespeare in the original Klingon

Srsly.

If you're going to be in Virginia in September, you might want to see this! George doing Shakespeare should be pretty cool. It's being presented by the Washington Shakespeare Company:

By Any Other Name: An evening of Shakespeare in Klingon
Sat 25 Sep 2010


By Any Other Name: An Evening of Shakespeare in Klingon: The first ever WSC gala will take place early fall and will commence with an introductory talk by Mark Okrand, creator of the Klingon language for the original Star Trek films. He will share about his experience working on the film series, and introduce the performers. The show will consist of famous Shakespearean scenes presented in both English and Klingon. George Takei, "Sulu" in the original Star Trek TV series, will appear, along with WSC Artistic Director Christopher Henley and WSC's Acting Company.

It's Sir Stewart now (still not King, tho)

This was covered everywhere but I like this image best. Where are the honors for BILL???


Borrowed from here.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Risk continues to be our business

OMG. So funny.

Another Media Conquered

Squirrel Monkey. Read on.


From It Made My Day:
Today I went to the Phoenix zoo and learned that all 16 of the squirrel monkeys are named after characters from Star Trek. They also have a Mandrill named Spock. IMMD.
Are they in uniform? Do they have a little TOS bridge set? Does Squirrelly Kirk get all the Squirrelly girls? (Yes.) Does Squirrelly Chekov scream all the time? (Yes.) Must! Have! Answers!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Star Trek Old School

How could we have missed this? It's been around for an entire year!



Bravo to all involved!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Shatnerthon! A blogging event

We did not invent this, but we endorse it. And we'll probably participate, too. Click through for details!



Saturday, June 05, 2010

I prefer TAS Kirk

From TrekCore's YouTube channel:
Paramount seriously considered making a CGI series based on the Original Series. There were also two video tests from the project that were leaked to the public. The first one is of Kirk's head, while the second is of Spock doing Joe Pesci's lines from the movie Goodfellas. Paramount eventually decided not to do the project.
Gee, I wonder why.