The World Celebrates William Shatner’s Birthday

Celebrities, scientists and more share their love for Star Trek’s William Shatner.

Shatner celebrated on Twitter

Today is William Shatner’s 86th birthday and we here at TrekMovie started our day on social media with birthday wishes on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

And of course there were many many more people joining in, including people from inside and out of the world of Star Trek. We have curated some of the best from Twitter of those sharing their love for the original Captain Kirk. Of course there were some of his fellow Trek franchise stars sharing their thoughts, including Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, and Marina Sirtis from Star Trek: The Next Generation: .

And speaking of Next Generation people, producers Rick Berman and  Brannon Braga also weighed in for Bill. In the case of Brannon, Shatner replied with a playful jibe about how Braga killed off Capt. Kirk in Star Trek: Generations.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine vet Ira Steven Behr, who’s fairly new to Twitter, also got in on the act:

It isn’t just Star Trek celebrities that love the man. Once Upon a Time star Lana Parrilla swapped out her on-screen boyfriend Robin Hood for Shatner.

And of course the world of science is thinking of Shatner today. Even NASA and Canada’s theoretical physics center Perimeter Institute shared their love.

William Shatner has noticed the outpouring of good will and returned some of his own in thanks.

Talk Like Shatner Day Video

Back in 2009 legendary voice actor Maurice LaMarche (Pinky and the Brain, Futurama, Rick and Morty) along with the late Bill Biggar created a video declaring March 22nd as International Talk Like William Shatner Day. There is even a Facebook Page dedicated to it (originally created by Trek fan Doug VanHorn). In 2011 TrekMovie worked with LaMarche for a Shtner Day contest. Last year La Marche teamed up with another voice actor and talented Shatnerist Kevin Michael Richardson (Cleveland Show, American Dad, Gravity Falls) to make another Talk Like Shatner video to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek series. That was on Facebook only briefly but it is now back, posted today to YouTube by LaMarche to celebrate Shatner’s birthday.

How will you celebrate William Shatner’s birthday?


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