Today is an important day – it is William Shatner’s birthday. Star Trek’s original Kirk is now 82. TrekMovie wants to wish our Captain a very happy birthday. Others are also acknowledging this important day including Hulu and some Star Trek luminaries. More below
Celebrate The Birth of Our Captain w/ Free streaming and comics
There are many ways to celebrate the birth of William Shatner. One way is to spend the day talking like William Shatner. The folks at Hulu think a good way is to watch Star Trek so they have made every single episode of the entire franchise available to stream free (usually all but the first seasons are available only to paying Hulu Plus subscribers). The free offer runs until March 31st, so it also runs through Leonard Nimoy’s birthday (on the 26th). You can start on the Hulu Star Trek franchise page.
Hulu has also created some special themed episode ‘picks’ pages: Kirk Outsmarts Computers, When Monsters Attack, Alternate Realms, Q: Trek’s Favorite Troublemaker, Meet the Borg, and The Holodeck Isn’t Always Fun and Games.
Celebrate Shatner/Nimoy birthday week with free Hulu Streaming
And speaking of free stuff, the people at Bluewater Productions are making Shatner’s TekWar Chronicles Issue #0 available for free download at iTunes.
And finally the StarTrek.com store has a special Shatner sale going on with 20% off until Monday (use code "SHATNER")
Trek Stars Celebrate Shatner’s Birthday
Many of Star Trek’s luminaries turned to Twitter to Mr. Shatner’s Birthday.
Happy Birthday to The Man, the myth, the legend: @williamshatner !
— Jeri Ryan (@JeriLRyan) March 22, 2013
Happy Birthday to my fellow Canadian, @williamshatner.
— Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) March 22, 2013
Happy Birthday , Cap’n Kirk!
— Robert Picardo (@RobertPicardo) March 22, 2013
Happy birthday, @williamshatner. I …. hopeit’s … aaaaaa …. really! great! day!
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) March 22, 2013
Shatner himself has thanked his fans for all their birthday wishes
I am overwhelmed at the outpouring of well wishes and love today. Thank you all so very much. My best, Bill
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 22, 2013
More Shatner Celebrations
Here are a collection of other celebrations of Shatner’s Birthday.
Guardian: Poem of the week: Tam O’Shatner by Robert Burns.
HuffPost Celebrity: Captain Kirk Turns 82
Tor.com: Ultimate Shatner Mix Tape
Den of Gee: A Love Letter To Captain Kirk
Wired Geek Dad: Happy Birthday Shatner
Finally here is a very nice video created by our own John Tenuto with 82 photos of Shatner.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. SHATNER