Chris Pine may be the new prince of paparazzi and celebrity gossip, but William Shatner remains the king of all media. In just the last few days the original Kirk has been all over TV and internet video, including a preview for a new Internet animated show and a Star Trek cameo on last night’s Leno. Check it all out below.
ShatWatch: The Time Travel Edition
Leonard Nimoy as Spock engages time traveling in the new Star Trek film, yet William Shatner time travels for real on the Internet. Shatner videos representing his past, present, and future are on the Internet this week, so please join TrekMovie as we get into our own jellyfish and travel with through time Shatner style.
Shatner’s Star Trek cameo on last night’s Leno
On Tuesday, May 19th, the Shat had a cameo on The Tonight Show. The skits about summer blockbusters is in the second chapter of the episode and features both music and images from the new Star Trek film.
Behind the scenes for Invasion Iowa Commentary
Bill’s official video project has a new video of Shatner at the Invasion Iowa commentary recording session, the show where Shatner played a practical joke on the entire town of Riverside, Iowa (featured in the new Star Trek film).
Preview of Shatner’s new YouTube animated show "The Gavones"
Shatner has a new pilot for an animated exclusive YouTube show called "The Gavones" which is a mafia spoof. The Shat stars as "Don Salmonella Gavone" who tests his sons for which should be the next Don in the first episode. Shatner got his start in radio, so doing voices is something he has a talent for and it shows in this episode. Shatner spoke to People Online about the show, revealing that there will be 6 to 7 episodes to begin with, shown about twice a month (at THE GAVONES channel at YouTube). Watch out Tony Soprano!
ITALIAN ALERT! Gavone is the English-American corruption of the word "cafone" in Italian which means an uneducated peasant. It usually means someone who acts rudely (ie: eats too much in front of others).
Preview of Shatner’s "Gonzo Ballet"
Some of Shatner’s new documentary Gonzo Ballet (about how his excellent Has Been album was turned into a ballet) is available on Youtube to promote the film.
Vintage Shatner and Nimoy Star Trek IV Promotion
Just uploaded to YouTube, this commercial was filmed in 1986 for Western Airlines. After the commercial is a video that was filmed on the same set for the Paramount Promotional Department about Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. It is good to see this unusual footage and banter between Shatner and Nimoy is always fun.
BONUS -Shatner Customized gas tank
In this new vid, motorcycle customizers show their work featuring Shatner, himself a big fan of motorcycles.
You can own the things Shatner was plugging above! "Up Till Now" paperback and the Invasion Iowa DVD are available at Amazon.
Thanks to youtuber BeyondSpock and Rricardi,