ShatWatch: Attack Of The Bill Edition July 2, 2009by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Shatner , trackback
One of the reasons William Shatner hasn’t seen the new Star Trek movie yet, could be because he continues to be the hardest working man in showbiz. Today Bill appeared on Attack of the Show and discussed whether or not he could beat up Chris Pine, amongst other things. We have video of that and his new Priceline commercial, plus a Raw Nerve update, news on the possibility of more TekWar on TV, and a project that Bill actually said no to.
Shatner calls Olivia Munn a hooker? + talks kicking Pine in balls?
Bill was on G4’s Attack of the Show today pimping his latest products, and apparently, the show’s co-host Olivia Munn (that will make sense once you watch the video below). Bill also answers a viewer’s question on if he could beat up the new Captain Kirk, Chris Pine.
The Negotiator Lightens Up
The folks at Priceline have sent us Shatner’s latest commercial titled "Lighten Up." Apparently Bill ad-libbed his laughing fit at the end. The commercial starts airing this week.
Bill shooting Raw Nerve season 2
In the last few weeks Mr. Shatner has been busy shooting the second season for his Bio show Raw Nerve. An official list of guests has not been released, but some of his guests have blogged about being interviewed by Shatner, including Tony Danza, Gene Simmons and Meatloaf (see video below). The new season of Raw Nerve should start airing later in 2009.
More TekWar on TV
Bill has just launched out a new ongoing TekWar comic book series, based on the books and TV show from the 90s. And in a new interview with MTV, Bill says TekWar may be back on TV. From the `:
“Tek War Chronicles” is scheduled for an initial run of 22 issues, but Shatner said the wealth of novels, television episodes and other tales from the “Tek War” universe certainly allow for the run to be extended, given demand for more stories. He’s not ruling out another trip to the small screen for the franchise, either.
“I’ve received an inquiry from England about the television rights to ‘Tek War,’” said Shatner. “It’s a good story, and a good basis for more stories.”
If you want to know what it was like the first time on TV, check this out
Shat says no to Hustler
With all the different media and genres that Bill Shatner has tackled, from music, to sci-fi, to commercial pitchman, to chat shows, to comic books, one has to wonder where he draws the line. Variety may have the answer in a new article on Hustler’s series of parody movies, with this interesting tidbit:
…Hustler did contact William Shatner to inquire if he would provide DVD commentary for the "Star Trek" spoof, but the actor politely declined. Maybe they’ll have better luck if they try doing "Boston Illegal" or "T.J. Hookers."
So apparently Shatner does have his limits, which are somewhere between commercials for lawyers (see below) and porn.