Before the William Shatner and JJ Abrams drama there was the William Shatner and George Takei drama. This feud has played out in books, talk shows and in the media — most recently in reports about how Shatner was not invited to Takei’s wedding. In his newest "Shatner Project" video blog, Bill doesn’t hold back on how he feels. See that below plus get all the latest on The Shat.
Bill on George
More Shat Video – including ‘dwarf of broadcasting’ & Obama interuptus
The Shatner Project on YouTube has more new Shat fun, including Shatner accepting his "Giants of Broadcasting Award" from the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (mostly for his performances on radio). The video features some nice retro pictures of Shatner, and his usual humor as he reveals he thinks of himself as a "dwarf of broadcasting."
Also from the set of Boston Legal, Shatner shares the story of what his recent SNL sketch would have been like had Barack Obama been able to be on the show (Senator Obama canceled due to the hurricanes plaguing the U.S. that same weekend).
Entertainment Weekly Doesn’t Forget the Shat
This week, Entertainment Weekly lavishes attention on the new Star Trek film. Yet, the online website of EW knows how to respect the Shat with a very cool photo gallery detailing "Captain Kirk’s 20 Best and Worst Moments" with commentary and photos from all his adventures. The great photo essay reminds us of what makes Captain Kirk such an iconic and heroic character.
Shatner IS Santa
Lastly, I have long promoted the idea that everything Shatner does is a gift, yet now I have proof that he is indeed Santa Claus. Shatner will voice Santa for Steven de Souza’s "Gotta Catch Santa" animated show which is being broadcast this holiday season. The show is presented in the classic 1960s "Rankin-Bass" Christmas-special style animation (such as "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"). According to a report at MTV, the story details how really smart kids figure out the science behind how Santa is able to deliver all the presents each year According to de Souza, ""Well, we start with a bunch of brainy kids kicking this idea around, and they stumble upon the actual method Santa uses – which involves quantum mechanics and a lot of dialogue that only William Shatner can say,” he continued. “And by attempting to get a photograph of Santa in order to win a contest or to prove his existence, they say, ‘We’ll just delay him for 10 seconds when he’s at our chimney.’ But we’re dealing with quantum physics here!"" More info at MTV.
As the new feature film looms and will hopefully usher in a renaissance of Star Trek, let’s remember those who pioneered the way.