This weekend William Shatner will receive a Canadian lifetime achievement honor, but Star Trek’s original Kirk isn’t done yet. Shatner has just revealed that the new Kirk (Chris Pine) will be part of his Captains documentary and released a new video talking about a poignant moment with Leonard Nimoy on the set of the original Star Trek. All that plus a a $#*! My Dad Says update and photos from Bill’s at this week’s celebrity Shakespeare event.
Chris Pine confirmed for "Captains" doc + Shatner looking for input
One of the more exciting projects on William Shatner’s plate is the Captains documentary which features Bill sitting down with the various Star Trek captains for an in depth chat. Shatner had already confirmed the doc, which he directed, will include all the other TV captains (Scott Bakula, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, and Sir Patrick Stewart), but today he confirmed it will also include the new movie captain Kirk, Chris Pine. Shatner’s tweet stated…
TrekMovie recently reported that Bill is putting the final touches on the documentary and it will be aired this summer (on a yet to be announced network in the US). To help him finish it, Bill is looking to the fans for input. Next week via Twitter Bill will be asking fans to send in their thoughts on specific favorite scenes with each Captain. Keep an eye on @WilliamShatner on Twitter for more details.
If you missed it, here is the historic first meeting of the two Kirks, two years ago in late April 2009.
Bill talks about Leonard Nimoy consoling after father’s death
William Shatner’s father died during his time on the original Star Trek. During his recent "Kirk, Crane and Beyond" tour down under Bill took Twitter questions, one of which had him talking about how Leonard Nimoy was there for him on the set of Star Trek when he got the news. Here is the video.
$#*! My Dad Says not dead yet
Next week CBS will announce their 2011/2012 schedule, and most industry watchers have been assuming that Shatner’s sitcom $#*! My Dad Says is not going to get a second season. The show’s ratings declined during the first season and CBS has notoriously high standards for ratings. However an update from Deadline suggests that CBS is considering giving $#*! My Dad Says a second season, but possibly retooling the show by removing Jonathan Sadowski, who plays the son Henry to Shatner’s Ed.
$#*! My Dad Says may be back with Shatner, but not Sadowski
Photos: Bill at Monday Shakespeare event
In our last ShatWatch, TrekMovie reported that on Monday of this week Bill joined a host of celebrities for a reading of Shakespeare’s "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Here are some photos from the event.
William Shatner arrives to the 21st Annual Simply Shakespeare Fundraiser at Royce Hall, UCLA on May 9, 2011 in Westwood, California.
William Shatner with Eugene Levy and Martin Short to the 21st Annual Simply Shakespeare Fundraiser at Royce Hall, UCLA on May 9, 2011 in Westwood, California.