Celebrities, scientists and more share their love for Star Trek’s William Shatner.
Shatner celebrated on 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: .
Happy Birthday to my favorite Canadian…man. @WilliamShatner— Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) March 22, 2017
Wishing a very Happy Birthday to you, @WilliamShatner you are and always have been a hero to me!❤— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) March 22, 2017
@WilliamShatner. A very happy birthday fellow Aries. Big kiss from your favorite English girl!— Marina Sirtis (@Marina_Sirtis) March 22, 2017
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.
@WilliamShatner. I'm not quite sure how you do it. You're a role model to so many of us. Happy birthday!— Rick Berman (@berman_rick) March 22, 2017
You kill me off and then wish me a happy birthday?🎉 💀😘 https://t.co/raWIemnxfY— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 22, 2017
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine vet Ira Steven Behr, who’s fairly new to Twitter, also got in on the act:
Happy b-day @WilliamShatner— Ira Steven Behr (@IraStevenBehr) March 22, 2017
As Dean said to Frank: it's your world. We just live in it.
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.
❤️Thank you❤️ to everyone who has sent Birthday Greetings today! I'm overwhelmed! My fingers are sore from just liking all of the tweets. pic.twitter.com/GHQi7XVcSK— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 22, 2017
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?