Earlier this year we reported on how William Shatner was going on tour in the Midwest and Northeast in April and May, hosting a series of screenings of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. After screenings of the film, Shatner takes to the stage to share stories about making the film, his time with Star Trek and his decades-spanning career. Events will also have fan Q&A sessions. Now, five more dates have been added for June, with the tour swinging into the Southwest.
Southwest dates for Shatner’s Star Trek II tour
June 21st – Denver, CO – Paramount Theater – On sale now.
June 22nd – San Antonio TX – Tobin Center – On sale now.
June 23rd – Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum Theater – On sale now.
June 24th – Thousand Oaks, CA – Fred Kavli Theatre – On sale now.
Shatner on why Star Trek II is important
Promoting his tour, Shatner spoke to Metro.US about how he sees Star Trek II as a key moment in the franchise:
“It was just another show,” he says. “Moderately successful for three years and they cancelled it. That was the end of it as far as everyone else was concerned. And then ‘Star Wars’ broke upon the American public and Paramount [this is a story i heard from execs], said, ‘What do we got that can approximate the popularity of ‘Star Wars?’ They remembered six or seven years previously, they had done something called ‘Star Trek.’ They revamped it. Then what came out was the first movie and everyone was deeply disappointed. We were about to quit, and then came ‘Star Trek II.’”
See Shatner on the Star Trek sets
Another Trek event coming soon for Shatner is his visit to Star Trek The Original Series Set Tour in Fort Ticonderoga, NY. The original Kirk will be appearing on May 4 and 5, 2018 and general admission tickets are still available at startrektour.com.
For more info on William Shatner’s upcoming appearances visit williamshatner.com.