William Shatner has a busy 2012 planned, and he’s bringing us on the ride! In the next few week’s Bill is headed to Broadway, The Tonight Show and Betty White. There are also new Shatner products (like a Kirk cookie jar) and new Shatner videos. ShatWatch returns with a look at William Shatner’s newest adventures as only he can live them!
SHATWATCH 2012 PREVIEW OF EVERYTHING SHATNER
UPCOMING SHATNER APPEARANCES
Bill’s One Man Show On Broadway (and beyond)
William Shatner returns to Broadway with a one man show called “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In it” during 2012 (dates and locations to be announced). In February, the show will have a limited run at the New York Music Box, and then begin a 15 week national tour, which will hopefully include Illinois (Why, Illinois? Because I live there!).
Betty White Birthday Special
The Shat will be one of the guests celebrating the amazing Betty White’s birthday. NBC will premiere “Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl” January 16th, featuring a reunion of Betty’s Mary Tyler Moore Show fellow actors and other celebrities including Shatner. Betty White is an avowed Star Trek fan beginning during its original showings, something she writes about in her autobiography.
This April, Austin, Texas will host the eight annual Fusebox Festival, an arts and innovation celebration. Artist Phil Soltanoff from New York will be making a William Shatner interactive video puppet, with the Shat’s permission, using voice sampling technology. The puppet will be able to respond to the audience during a panel presentation.
Tonight Show on Wednesday
Bill will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on January 4th in another “Does this Thrill Bill?” segment. In these segments, people try their talents out on Bill. You either thrill the Shat, or you don’t.
NEW SHANTER MERCHANDISE
Kirk Cookie Jar
Westland Giftware announced a new spate of their fun Star Trek useable items, and one of them is a Captain Kirk cookie jar! It is a companion piece to the previously available Spock cookie jar.
William Shatner’s show Aftermath, one of two he has on BIO channel, is now available on DVD. The program has the Shat explore the aftermath of famous past news events.
NEW SHATNER VIDEOS
Shatner Wows Country Music Awards
On December 13th, CMT had the annual Country Music Artists of the Year Award show. Brad Paisley and Joe Walsh performed a melody of the songs “Life’s Been Good” and “Camouflage” with some speak-sing help from William Shatner much to the delight, and based on some reactions, confusion, of the audience. You either get the Shat, or you don’t.
William Shatner offered New Year’s wishes to all through his YouTube video. Of course, we at TrekMovie wish the Shat, and all his fans, a Happy New Year!