On Sunday night both of Trek’s most famous captains could be seen on TV award shows. Stewart was a nominee at the live broadcast on CBS of the Tony Awards (he lost…awww), and William Shatner was seen presenting an award at a taped broadcast of the TV Land Land Awards (um…on TV Land). We got video of both plus a bonus Takei video too.
Stewart…gracious in defeat
Everyone thought that the competition for Best Actor this year was between Stewart (Macbeth) and Laurence Fishburne (Thurgood), but dark horse Mark Rylance (Boeing Boeing) was the winner. It appears that Stewart got the biggest applause, but you can see him be gracious and shake the hand of Rylance in the vid below.
Shatner and Asner honor Office
William Shatner and Ed Asner (Lou Grant from The Mary Tyler Moore Show) presened the ‘Future Classic’ Award to NBC’s The Office at the TV Land Awards. As you can see from the video below, Shatner appears to be the only guy there not wearing a tux and tie, but he can sure read his lines.
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Bonus Captain Video – Takei on CBS Morning Show
Another Star Trek Captain was on TV in the last 24, talking about a kind of ‘award.’ George Takei (Captain Sulu of the USS Excelsior) and his partner Brad Altman were on the CBS Early Show this morning talking about their upcoming wedding and picking up their marriage license tomorrow.