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Captain Kirk

Friday, December 16, 2011

Direct from the Mirror Universe! And on sale!!

Get a Star Trek cover for your iPhone 4. Choose from the uber-geeky Command, Science, Engineering or Mirror Universe models!
Forget about Santa, the folks at Think Geek are cranking my Christmas engine!

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Show SciFi Theatre Special Edition!

Episode SciFi Theatre on MP3

In this special holiday show, JK reviews A Klingon Christmas Carol, playing at the Greenhouse Theatre Center in Chicago through the end of December. It's great! Go see it!


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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Comanche Blanco Numero de Muerto

THIS IS A DISASTER .

Promo for "Star Trek: Generations" from 1992.

Bill's toupee looks painted on, Worf's forehead ridge was apparently purchased at a novelty store, and the announcer mispronounces Star Trek!



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Bill at the CMT Awards

Bill, Joe Walsh, and Brad Paisley (Bill's buddy) sing at the Country Music Awards. (Bill comes in at 3:30).




Also, you can see Bill presenting the Artist of the Year  award to Brad here.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Show #152 - Dec 11

Episode 152 on MP3

Butt Girls in person!

A gift for Kitty
Next Trek movie in 3-D
Lene rants about "Ensigns of Command"
Part 2 of the Trek Comic (Where No Man)
Cracked.com - 5 Cover Songs That Stole the Show From the Original
Episode review: Is There in Truth No Beauty? (And here's JK's story)
Star Trek bathrobe!
Star Trek nutcrackers!
Bid for Bill's dog bowl!
What would you do with an hour with Bill?

Totally not worth looking at his butt.

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bill should have done this.

Courtesy of our friend Laura, a true piece of pop culture, starring Mr. Burt Reynolds. If Bill had posed for Playboy, they wouldn't have been able to keep it in print!

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Best Halloween Costume!

From our friends at Pink Raygun:

Sexy Costumes: The Manly Edition

 Sexy Captain Kirk


Any one can put on a mustard jersey shirt, pepper their speech with inappropriate pauses, and say they’re Captain Kirk. Be daring! Ditch the shirt, toss a dishtowel around your shoulders, and go sexy with your Kirk!

Your Butt Girls approve this message. And if you want to go crazy, throw on a little dirt, or fake blood. That's what Kirk would do!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Show #150 - Oct 23

Episode 150 on MP3

We're having a 4-Shatner day!

The blog looks DIFFERENT
And we have a poll! Vote early, vote often! 
JK reviews Bill's book 
Harry Potter, and Harry Potter and Methods of Rationality 
The Magician/The Magician King by Lev Grossman (JK says read 'em!)
Things that make you crazy in SF
What is hard science fiction?
Bad Transformers fanfic!












Shatner and Goetz

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

This is great!

Even if it is TNG.

My Star Trek Quiet Book



So who's feeling inspired? We could really use "My Kirk's Butt Quiet Book."

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fussin' and Feudin' ... again ... still ...

Apparently, one of Shatner's Rules is "Never let George Takei have the last word."

 Click here to read more.


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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Show #148 - Sept. 25

Episode 148 on MP3

Bill on Craig Ferguson
Kirk as a doorknob
Bill's CBC interview
Dr. Who and Trek: Not Science Fiction?
Why we hate the holodeck
Fanfic rec: Ghost in the Machine by Killa
New Trek post-Voyager series?



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Samples of "Seeking Major Tom"

If you go to this page at Amazon, you can listen to short excerpts from Bill's new LP. (Sorry, couldn't figure out how to embed it.)

What are your faves? Which tracks will be the best?

We've got our own ideas and will discuss on an upcoming show.


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Monday, September 19, 2011

Attention, all hands!

You can now see "The Tenth Level" on YouTube. (Part 1 embedded here, go to youtube.com for the rest).

 This is an amazing movie with a great performance by Bill and a superfluous shoulder roll!

 

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Those Damn Space Hippies!

The Way to Eden goes through San Francisco. Who knew? Bay Area Trekkies, this runs until SEPTEMBER 24.

Thanks, Capn Ho! I will not sully our blog with a picture of TDSH.


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Monday, September 12, 2011

Bill "Sings" Iron Man

From Revolver mag:
Acting legend and recipient of the Honorary Headbanger Award at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods has finally released his version of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man.” The Star Trek captain holed up with Black Label Society and former Ozzy Osbourne axman Zakk Wylde and Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez earlier this year to record the track, which can be found on his new double-album, Seeking Major Tom (Cleopatra), which comes out on October 11. Presales for the album start today right here!

Of working with Wylde, Shatner commented, “He’s fantastic! I’m energized.” Wylde was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Shatner and added, “He’s super cool, we had an awesome time working together.”
Revolver Mag debut William Shatner Iron man feat. Zakk Wylde by Cleopatra Records

I...don't think I like this. GASP!

Good guitars, tho.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Happy 45th Trekkie-versary!

And here are the snacks for the celebration. Many thanks to Chad for the heads-up!



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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Bill + Rookie Blue

We don't know what "Rookie Blue" is but Bill's guest-starring on the season premiere.

All together now: BILL! IS! EVERYWHERE!

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

My theory

I figured he got the black eye from the much bigger man he stole the suit from.


But I was wrong.

Read the article and listen to/watch the interviews. (Lene was practically beside herself seeing him do a Shatner Swallow(tm) in Real Life.)

Wet suit! Chest hair!


Ours is not to reason why; ours is but to drool and sigh.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Bill: The #1 Reason to Love Fan Expo

Bill Shatner doesn’t need our affirmation. Scientists have proven that, at any given second, Captain Kirk is doing something at least 6.7 per cent cooler than what you’re doing. Remember when Ben Folds produced Shatner’s second spoken-word album, Has Been, and people laughed (recalling, rightfully, his absurd parodic version of “Mr. Tambourine Man”) — but then it turned out to be, like, really kind of good? Or, remember the unmitigated genius in his interpretation of Sarah Palin’s language-mangling during the 2008 elections? Or his slew of post-slump roles that reinvented him as television’s coolest ironic self-aware dad? Never mind meeting him: writing this, we increasingly wish that we were William Shatner.

-- Postcity.com


"Check your data, Mr. Spock! A mere 6.7% is unacceptable. Kirk out."

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I Can Haz Enterprize?


I don't know who's making these cat trees but they're awesome. Here's one of Terok Nor.


McCoy will keep you warm at night

Part of a collection of Trek quilts made by The Alligator Bride over on Etsy. Extra props for basing them on the Animated Series!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Captain Kirk Watches Out For Danger

Ganked from Vibrant Oxymoron:
Captain Kirk guards the door to my room. Using advanced technology, he and Spock devised a way to shrink him to the size of a doorknob and make him two-dimensional. Posted behind the doorknob and disguised as paper, he is ready to report danger to me at any time.


T'Laina, you're a genius. I guess this is an Extremely Visible Doorknob (EVD).

Friday, August 12, 2011

Hipster Star Trek blog

It's here. Just a sample:






There isn't a Kirk template yet. This is because Kirk could never be a hipster, not in this universe, the Mirror Universe, or any other universe. I dare the world to make a Hipster Kirk joke that's actually funny. (Hipster Spock, now that's another story.)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Star Trek Book of Opposites

Via Neatorama:

 
 What better way of teaching future Starfleet officers the strange new worlds of opposites than by using illustrations from the greatest sci-fi show ever? David Borgenicht went where no man has gone before with his book: The  Star Trek Book of Opposites, published by Quirk Books.

NeatoBambino has a peek inside: Link


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Show #147 - Aug 10

Episode 147 on MP3

Bill at Comic-Con!
Google+ Plus Bill
Lene reviews The Captains
Fan mail!!
Bill should be King of Canada (he said so himself)
10 Best Trek Moments


Your typical Google+ user.



Bill Talks! And Shills!

And he's sooooooo cute!



Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Trekkies to Have Our Own Theme Park

Finally! Too bad we can't afford to go to Jordan.

"The resort will include hotels, theatres, dining and shopping. The entertainment will be themed around the idea of Jordan as "a crossroads of civilisations', Ms Ayoubi said.
The Star Trek-themed 'space-flight adventure' will be created under licence from CBS Consumer Products, which manages the licensing of television shows including the CSI series."

More info here! Beam us up!


O Canada! Cheer up. Bill is on the way.

Bill is touring various Canadian cities in "How Time Flies: An Evening With William Shatner." He's going to sing songs from his new album!!!

Click here for the schedule. Tickets go on sale August 12 at Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster or charge by phone 1-855-985-5000.

We expect details reports from each and every one of you!


Friday, August 05, 2011

Yeah, right

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Star Trek

They wrote open-mouth kisses into the script! And they had to FORCE Bill to do them.

Other notes:

#3 kinda squicks me.

Fun comments, "analyzing" Spock's sex appeal. Capt. Snarky: "Now I've got an image in my head of Mr. Spock in a leather jacket sitting on a Harley Davidson while smoking an unfiltered cigarette."

QUICK CUT to fan art that I believe is now in Lene's possession.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Star Trek Live in Seattle & Portland!


Reblogged from the Wondermark blog:
"Over the weekend I was in Seattle, and when I mentioned that startling fact on Twitter I received an invitation from @pdunwin to attend “Outdoor Trek,” a live “Shakespeare in the Park”-style performance of Star Trek by the theater company Hello Earth.

It was great! It’s playing one more time, this coming weekend on both Saturday and Sunday, and it’s totally free to attend. I’m only marginally a Star Trek fan myself, but it was a really, really fun show put on by folks who’re clearly having a blast doing it. Live music, hula-hoop-heavy transporter effects, and the judicious use of Silly String just add to the experience. More info here!

Hello Earth took the idea from the Portland group Atomic Arts, who’ve apparently been doing “Trek in the Park” for several years, and who will be doing their own show (the episode “Mirror, Mirror”) one last time for the season on August 27. More info on the Portland show here."
Dang! We need it in SF and Chicago! If you go please tell us about it!

Friday, July 29, 2011

A Feast of Shatner Rarities!

Although we disagree with the assessment of "Kingdom of the Spiders" as Bill's worst (Impulse, anyone?), the clips that accompany this article are priceless.

Here's Bill at his swishiest as an apparently gay Southern arms dealer in "Barbary Coast."



Go to William Shatner's Most Unintentionally Hilarious Roles for the rest. Watch for Impulse's Ruth Roman in "Go Ask Alice." Plus there's a new contender for the worst hairpiece competition - the powdered wig in "Swing Out, Sweet Land."

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Longest Khan



Show #146 - July 23

Episode 146 on MP3

Donate to Trekfest for Kirk Dirt
American Pickers on YouTube featuring BILL
Back to Space Con
Toronto Sun piece on Bill - "Shatner more popular than ever" NO DUH


Whatever happened to the guy who changed his name to James T. Kirk? And
Melanie Mayfield, where are you?


Bill, always happy to perform (ahem).



Thursday, July 21, 2011

Another media to be conquered?

A Shatner Clone!

Manny Coto, former "Enterprise" show runner, spoke to the Hollywood Reporter:
I would reboot Star Trek, with a young William Shatner. We clone William Shatner: If I start now, in 15 years, we’d have a young Kirk. Someone’s has to talk to Shatner to give up some DNA before he dies because it’s not that far away in terms of geekdom. Fifteen years is not a long time, 15 years will be here before we know it and we could have a young Captain Kirk. Do you think my wife would agree to carry it to term? That’s interesting. Honey?
Honey? HONEY?


Monday, July 18, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Shatnerpalooza!! July 21-30!



We didn't invent this but we LOVE it! Go to Epix to get more information!


Friday, July 01, 2011

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day! Let's take a moment to celebrate the country that gave us WILLIAM FUCKING SHATNER!






(Best copy I could find, sorry)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Angry Bird of Prey


Courtesy of the lovely and talented Mike Sterling at Progressive Ruin. Mike says: "You’d be angry, too, if you had that stickin’ in your rear."

Couldn't find a link to buy it online. But rest assured, you WILL be able to buy it somewhere...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A different kind of Rank Privilege



This was originally done for Toyfare magazine. Don't know the year.

Love Spock's eyes!


Trailer for "The Captains"


I fucking LOVE Bill. "Possibly not."

Shatner-Palooza!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Rah! Rah! Sis boom bah!

William Shatner, rah rah rah!


Sean, thank you SO MUCH for this!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Show #145 - June 19

Episode 145 on MP3

Shatfest report!
Bill as the new boss of Dunder-Mifflin!
Dr. Kildare, The Encroachment, 1966!
The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1960

Thanks for the audio, Jen!


But no Shatner swallow. :-(

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mr. Deity and Star Trek



It's still a good idea.

Show #144 - June 11

Episode 144 on MP3

Part 2 of our interview with Mike Hall of the Merseyside Skeptics, host of the Skeptics with a K podcast! Mike talks about why Bill rules, and tells us about his Voyager script!