For those who miss Shatcemeber, it is time to start celebrating Shatuary 6th. On Tuesday, January 6th, the Bio Channel is showing the long awaited William Shatner’s Raw Nerve interview of Leonard Nimoy. The event is being celebrated with a special day of Shatnerific and Star Trek programming. We have more details including video and images below.
Shatner’s interview show is yielding good ratings for the Bio Channel, with new episodes being planned (including a possible interview with George Takei). Of all the celebrities featured on the show, though, none have been more anticipated than Leonard Nimoy among Star Trek fans. Shatner and Nimoy are best friends on and off screen. For those who have not experienced their banter and unique interactions either at conventions or on the excellent DVD ‘Mind Meld,’ this episode should be a real experience. The two men were born just days apart, and their lives have been linked for more than four decades. Shatner’s interview style on Raw Nerve has produced some excellent insights into the experiences of previous celebrities such as Valerie Bertinelli and Kelsey Grammer, yet these were people Shatner did not personally know. It should be a "fascinating" episode as Shatner sits with his lifelong friend.
Bio Channel describes the interview as
Host William Shatner reunites with original Star Trek costar Leonard Nimoy for an intimate conversation. As the two old friends reminisce, Nimoy shares childhood stories and lessons he’s learned in his career with Shatner for the first time. Nimoy talks about his passion for photography, his new book and the number one love in his life.
In an interview with TrekMovie last year, Nimoy described the taping of Raw Nerve:
…we had a wonderful conversation. I think we spoke much longer and he got much more material than he needed for what is a half-hour show. We talked for a long time. I thought it was a very new and special and rich conversations. We touched on subjects that were never touched on before as well as reviewing some of the things we have talked about before. I think it is going to be quite wonderful to watch and I am looking forward to seeing it myself, but it is going to be edited so I don’t know what to expect. But I got a very nice call from Bill a week after we had done it thanking me and he felt we had got into some wonderful stuff.
The Nimoy episode of Raw Nerve airs 10PM, with repeats January 7th (2AM), January 13th (10PM), January 14 (2:30 AM and 11PM) and January 15 (3:00AM)
Shatner previews his Nimoy Raw Nerve
The Shatner Project has just released a new video with Bill talking about the Nimoy episode of Raw Nerve. Bill also answers a question submitted by TrekMovie.com about what will happen to all the footage that didn’t make it into the episode.
January 6 = All Star Trek & Shatner at Bio
Here is a Guide to Bio’s Shatuary 6th Programming (all times are Eastern)
8AM Biography of Ricardo Montalban (repeats 2PM)
9AM Biography of Patrick Stewart (repeats 3PM)
10AM Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond (repeats 4PM)
12 PM Biography of William Shatner (repeats 6PM)
1 PM: Star Trek: Captains Log (repeats 7PM)
8 PM: Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special (hosted by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy)
10 PM Shatner’s Raw Nerve (Interview of Leonard Nimoy)
Also Bill will be appearing on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on January 8th at 12:35 AM on CBS.
On January 13th is another new Raw Nerve episode with Jon Voigt (actor and father of Angelina Jolie). TrekMovie has been told that Jon and The Shat really go at it over politics. Plus two episodes of Shatner’s Raw Nerve are now available online (Valerie Bertinelli and Tim Allen), hopefully they put the Nimoy episode online later.
Trekmovie wishes everyone Happy Shatuary 6th!