Captain Kirk

Captain Kirk

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Take that, JJ Abrams!

The Free Enterprise sequel is a go and it will be The Wrath of Shatner.

"It is very cold in space." BWAHAHAHA!


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kirk icons!

Courtesy of starcrossedtrek in the startrek_tos LiveJournal group! Click through here for the whole selection - there are about 75 icons in total - but I thought I'd show off some of the best Kirk icons. Yowza!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Tribbles, Acting and Shatner Butt

David Gerrold talks about Trouble with Tribbles.
Prior to this episode, we’d seen only hints that William Shatner could be a great comic actor. The giveaway moment was the storage compartment scene. I had written in the outline and the script that the tribbles fall on Kirk’s head. I had always assumed that at some point, Shatner would say, ‘This makes my character look too silly,’ and I was prepared to have him step aside just before the tribbles fell. But William Shatner has always been the consummate professional and I believe he was eager to show off his comic abilities as well. The moment when he is up to his neck in tribbles, when he gives Dr. McCoy a very annoyed look, that’s equal to any expression that Oliver Hardy ever gave to Stan Laurel at his most exasperated.

See ... Bill ... ACT!

Read more at TrekToday.

And even though Gerrold didn't mention it, Shatner butt is always relevant, welcome and downright AWESOME.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Profiles in History is auctioning off lots of Hollywood memorabilia and the auction in October has a lot of Trek stuff - including Bill's PANTS from the original series! There were of course many pairs of these pants and JK and I had the pleasure of hugging another pair, courtesy of some wonderful collectors.

Pants. Where his butt was. Where his EVE was. Pants.

I'm getting all dizzy just thinking about them.

Friday, September 18, 2009

More News From Around His Butt

Bill posted this on his website (probably went out on twitter as well).
I’ve entered – in grand style -- the comic book world with four separate sci-fi titles of my own: TEK WAR, MAN O’ WAR, QUEST FOR TOMORROW, and CHIMERA. I’m very happy to announce that I will be appearing at the Big Apple Comic Con. I hope you will, too.

My best, Bill

Notice he doesn't tell us the date of the event. Also we can only assume that the Big Apple Comic Con will take place in New York.

But remember...this is Bill.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

News From Around His Butt

Bill accepted a Prism Award on behalf of "Boston Legal" and the show will be airing on September 26th on several cable stations. Here is the list:

4:00pm EDT / 1:00pm PDT – FX Network East (DirecTV), Starfish TV, ION Life, Retirement Living

4:00pm PDT – FX Network West, Starfish TV, ION Life

1:00am EDT / 10:00pm PDT – FX Network East (DirecTV), Starfish TV, ION Life

3:00am EDT / 12 Midnight PDT – National Geographic

1:00am PDT – FX Network West, Starfish TV, ION Life


William Shatner's new documentary called "Gonzo Ballet" based upon the Milwaukee Ballet's adaptation of several of his songs from "Has Been" will be premiering at several film festivals in the US, Canada and Spain over the next couple of weeks.

San Diego Film Festival: Premieres September 25
Edmonton Film Festival: Shows on September 27
Marbella (Spain) Film Festival: Premieres October 1
Milwaukee Film Festival: Shows on October 3 & 4
Docfest Stratford (Ontario): Shows on October 22

Bill is supposed to be on hand for the San Diego premiere next week.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Essential Ingredient

The caption is probably referring to Star Trek XI but honestly, what wouldn't be improved by more Shatner?

Thanks, Quvmoh.

9/18: Just learned rabbittooth created this image. Well done!

Bill is an atheist.

From a clipping found at the wonderful site Memory Prime. This was written in 1968, shortly after Bill's father had passed away. I'll post more from it later, but this is quite interesting, esp. for 1968!
After a moment I said, "You have no religious beliefs...or hopes of an afterlife?"

Bill regarded me soberly for a moment and then he smiled, a wry little half smile. "No. I don't. Emotionally I would like to believe there is a life after death. Intellectually...I cannot accept the idea.

"We send our little daughters to Sunday school. It's important for them to have basic religious training. But as for myself, I have finally come to the conclusion that life is here and now...and nothing more."
Spoken like Captain Kirk, and like a man who always lives in the moment. I love you even more, Bill.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Show #115 - Sept 12

Episode 115 on MP3

Surprises galore!

A run-in with Gary Lockwood in which he is incredibly offensive
A few tidbits about Bill and Impulse
More about Bill and Twitter
Lene's going to w00tstock!
Shatner's Toupee blog - MUST SEE
A long digression about toupees
Romulan Ale & Tiberius cologne
Star Trek the Exhibition - SJ Tech Museum

A toupee-less Bill in 1957; image ganked from Shatner's Toupee
He's soooooo handsome even with the thinning hair!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Bill & Leonard at Dragon Con

This is Part 1 of 7. Click through to youtube to see all 7. I think I'll watch 1 a night to savor this all week. Looks like the guys are in rare form. Especially Bill.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

My Best, Bill - Part 2

Read from the bottom up - screenshot of Bill's Twitter feed:

He says he's going to "mix it up" and THEN GOES RIGHT BACK TO USING IT.

Why? Because he's the GODDAMN CAPTAIN.

My Best,


My Best, Bill

So THAT'S when he started doing it!