William Shatner will be headed back to his home country of Canada this summer to be honored with a lifetime achievement award for his decades of television greatness at this year’s Banff World Television Festival. To celebrate TrekMovie presents – great moments in Shatner TV.
Shatner – honored for a life on TV
Multiple Emmy-winner William Shatner has had a prolific career on television spanning six decades, including starring roles in a number of TV series. In addition to Star Trek, Shatner has starred in Boston Legal, Rescue 911, and TJ Hooker. He has also had numerous guest roles on TV spanning from the Twilight Zone to Third Rock from the Sun (which garnered him an Emmy nomination). And Bill is even starring in a new pilot (Sh*t My Dad Says), which can take him into another decade on TV. For this great body of work, the Banff World Television Festival is giving Shatner a lifetime achievement award, where he will also lead a “master class” to discuss his prolific career on the tube. and discuss a career that has spanned more than 50 years.
In a release Banff Festival executive director Peter Vamos said today:
William Shatner is one of the most celebrated pop-culture icons in the 21st century and we are delighted to be honouring his career achievements at Banff. His ability to keep pace with the times, leverage the latest industry and technology trends, and inject humour every step of the way have been the keys to an unbelievably successful, decades-long career. To stay on top throughout it all, particularly in such a tough, evolving industry, is truly inspiring.
Shatner will pick up his award at the Banff World Television event, held in Banff, Alberta, Canada from June 13 to 16. More info at banff2010.com.
Great Moments of TV Shatner
Here are just a handful of Shatner’s career highlights on Television
Twilight Zone "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" (1963)
Star Trek "Return to Tomorrow" (1968)
The Horror at 37,000 Feet (TV movie – 1973)
TJ Hooker "Terror at the Academy" (1982)
TekWar (intro – 1994)
Third Rock From The Sun "Dick’s Big Giant Headache" (1999)
Boston Legal "Guardians and Gatekeepers" (2008)
Congrats to Mr. Shatner for a well-deserved honor