Time Warner Cable is now the only company to have pissed off not one, but two Starfleet captains.
Fifteen years ago, Trekkies delved into the Star Trek universe by profiling the sci-fi series' rabid fans. Now, Captain Kirk himself is revisiting the concept with his own documentary. William Shatner's Get A Life goes "where no man who wears normals clothes has gone before," and attempts to find a deeper meaning behind the nearly 50-year-old franchise. The documentary premieres, appropriately, at Comic-Con on July 14th.
Although they all made separate appearances in William Shatner's recent documentary The Captains, this weekend's Wizard World Philadelphia marked the first time all five of Star Trek's TV captains -- William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, and Scott Bakula -- have appeared in public together.
He might be criticized for his thespian range and occasional curmudgeonry, but William Shatner is certainly loyal to his fans. Making good on a promise that he made for his one millionth Twitter follower, Shatner took said follower, Troy Pound, and his wife out to dinner, thus making him the envy of Star Trek fans and Priceline users everywhere.
Legendary actor William Shatner, best known as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek: The Original Series, turned 81 today.
Although he hasn't put on a Starfleet uniform in a while, Shatner is still going strong. His escapades over the past year include inciting a Star Wars vs. Star Trek debate, recording a new album of cover songs, and launching a one-man Broadway show about his legendary career.
If you're wondering what to get the actor for his birthday, his wife Elizabeth suggests a follow on Twitter. She hijacked his account earlier this week in an attempt to get @williamshatner up to 1,000,000 followers.
Live long and prosper, Bill. It's your world, we just live in it.
When writer Norman Spinrad released the unproduced script, "He Walked Among Us," the people behind award-winning Trek fan series Star Trek: Phase 2 took notice, and they're now working with Spinrad to bring the episode to the web.
Spinrad even hopes an original Trek actor will agree to star.
"I'd like to have William Shatner act in it -- not as Kirk, but as Bayne!" he wrote on Facebook.
"And Shatner being Shatner, I think I just might talk him into doing it since I did write 'The Doomsday Machine,' and he could read the script, and it's just the sort of off the wall notion he might like."
That role was originally intended for Milton Berle, who was one of TV's biggest stars at the time the script was written.
Shatner hasn't yet responded to Spinrad's offer.