In the last week a new DirecTV commercial has shown up that features William Shatner playing a movie era Captain Kirk. The commercial is part of DirectTV’s new ‘fourth wall’ campaign were they show scenes from popular films re-edited to have some of the actors talk to camera about the clairty of DirectTV. Previuos commercials featured Vern Troyer from ‘Austin Powers’ and Ben Stein in ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’. The new Trek commercial uses footage from Star Trek VI. Walter Koenig and Leonard Nimoy are also featured, but it appears their footage is taken from the original film. And here it is…
Is the Shat the next Regis?
In other Shatner news, Reuters is reporting that Shatner will host a new primetime gameshow for ABC called ‘Show Me the Money’. Movieweb reports the show will be made by Endermol (who do Deal or No Deal ). From Movieweb
"We were looking for a great showman," said Endemol USA president DavidGoldberg. Shatner’s "an instantly recognizable entertainer" with a"naturally warm and witty presence."
Not first Kirk Commercial
by the way, this isn’t the first Star Trek themed commercial Shatner has done, here is another he did in the 90s for the UK’s PowerGen. (also features James Doohan as Scotty)
…thanks to Kelvington for the DirectTV commercial vid capture