William Shatner is adding another accolade. Star Trek’s original Kirk will be honored with an honorary degree from McGill University next month. In other Shatner news we have exclusive behind the scenes pictures of Bill filming the second season of Weird or What. We also have an update on Shatner’s The Captains documentary.
Exclusive Photos: Shatner shooting Weird or What
William Shatner is back at work this week, the 80 year-old actor has just started work on the second season of Weird or What, Shatner’s documentary series that explores the bizarre and unexplained
TrekMovie has been provided with a couple of behind the scenes images. Here is Bill appearing to be riding a Segway scooter:
…And here is the Hollywood magic behind the shot:
Weird or What with William Shatner airs on History in Canada, SBS One in Australia, and TV3 in New Zealand. A different version airs on Discovery in the USA, which strangely does not include Shatner hosting.
Shatner’s Captain’s Doc coming this summer
In other Shatner news, TrekMovie has learned that William Shatner’s Star Trek documentary The Captains will be aired by the end of the summer. The documentary, directed by Shatner, features Bill talking to Star Trek’s various captains about their experiences in and out of Trek. Stay tuned to TrekMovie for more updates on this exciting project.
Shatner to be awarded with honorary degree
Next month William Shatner will be returning to his home of Montreal to recieve an honorary degree from his alma mater, McGill University. Shatner graduated from McGill in 1952 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and while studying there he was president of McGill’s radio workshop and active in their drama program.
The honorary degree will be presented during McGill’s Convocation ceremonies for the Faculty of Arts, at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 2. More details at McGill.ca.