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On Monday William Shatner showed up on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien to promote his new autobiography “Up Till Now“. Shat did a skit early on, then came on as the 2nd guest and talked about his ‘gripping’ experience meeting Koko the gorilla, and how his Trek co-stars hate him, specifically George Takei.
See VIDEO below.
Shatner’s segment on Conan….
(NOTE: To see transcript click ‘CC’ button, upper right)
Takei’s side of the story: Takei on Leno last month dishing on Shatner and the roast.
In The Year 2000…Shatner Edition
Shat also joined in the Conan fun by doing a special Shatner edition of their regular ‘look into the future’ skit.
UPDATE: Shat talks Pine
Shatner called in to AM NY to talk about his book and the conversation got around to the new Captain Kirk from JJ Abrams Star Trek, Chris Pine. Here is an excerpt from the article.
Strangely, and unfortunately, Shatner is not involved in that movie [JJ Abrams Star Trek], but he did get a chance to meet his successor, actor Chris Pine, who he says “is on the road to good fortune.” And no, he’s not really worried about passing over the reins.
“I’m OK with that, except that he’s younger,” Shatner says, laughing. “I don’t feel good about that.”
UPDATE: Shatner on Good Morning America and The View
On GMA…mostly fluff, talks about how he was ‘lucky’ with Trek
On The View, talks about photographing for Playboy and a bit on Takei feud
Shatner Media Tour
Conan is just the start of Bill’s big media tour this week. Tomorrow he is on The View, later in the week he will be on the O’Reilly Factor and Howard Stern…see below for a full breakdown of Shatner’s media appearances.
Monday, May 12
- Interview with Glen Beck of the Glen Beck Show. (Interview will air Friday, May 16)
- Conan O’Brien Show – airing that night
Tuesday, May 13
- 7:45am – 8:00am: Radio Interview with GMA Radio/ XM-Sirius Satellite Radio’s Hillary Barsky.
- 8:00am: Live Interview with ABC News Now
- 8:40am: Live Interview with Good Morning America
- 9:30am – 10:30am: Live ABC Satellite Radio Tour
KGO, San Francisco, WBAP, Dallas-Ft. Worth, KQRS, Minneapolis, WRXQ, Washington, DC, WXLO, Worcester, MA
- 11:00am: LIVE In-Studio/On-Camera Interview on The View.
- Daily Café on Retirement Living TV. Airs Wednesday May 14, 2008 – seen in 30 million homes. Host is former Congressman, and Love Boat co-star, Fred “Gopher” Grandy.
- VH1 Best Week Ever. Show airs Friday-Sunday, May 16-18 at 9pm.
- 4:00pm – 6:00pm: Live and Taped Radio Interviews:
4:00pm-4:20pm: Judith Regan Show
4:20pm-4:30pm: Sirius Hits 1
4:40pm-5:00pm: Jay Thomas Show
5:00pm-5:30pm: Jim Breuer Unleashed
5:40pm-6:00pm: Maxim Radio
- Rusty Humphries Show/Talk Radio Network. Interview airs 9pm (ET) nationwide May 13, 2008.
Wednesday, May 14
- 7:05am: Live Radio Interview with Howard Stern.
- 8:40am: Live Network TV: In-Studio/On-Camera Interview with Fox & Friends.
- 9:30am – 10:30am: Live & Taped National Radio Interviews — Premiere Radio Network Satellite Radio Tour.
- 9:30am: WBIG, New York
- 9:40am: Rover Show (nationally syndicated)
- 9:50am: WAXQ, New York
- 10:00am: WMGK, Philadelphia
- 10:10am: WUSN, Chicago
- 10:20am: John Boy & Billy Show (nationally syndicated)
- Reel Talk. Host is Jeffrey Lyons. Show is syndicated nationally to NBC affiliates nationwide.
- Interview on Lips & Ears. Show airs weekend of May 17 & 18, 2008.
- Interview on Geraldo at Large. Host is Geraldo Rivera. Show airs weekend of May 17 & 18, 2008.
- Interview on O’Reilly Factor. Host is Bill O’Reilly. Airs at 8pm on May 14, 2008
Thursday, May 15
- 6:29am – 6:50am: Live Radio Phoner with Imus in the Morning.
- 7:05am – 7:30am: Live Radio Phoner with Mancow’s Morning Madhouse.
- 8:05am – 8:30am: Live Radio Phoner with Opie & Anthony.
- 10:15am – 10:45am: Live Radio Phoner with Dennis Miller Show.
- 10:50am – 11:00am: Taped Radio Phoner with Wake Up with Todd Michaels.