Listen To Preview Of “Beam Me Up” From William Shatner’s New Country Album, Available For Pre-order

Once again the renaissance man William Shatner has ventured into an area he has never gone before. This time he is extending his musical repertoire by going country in the a collaboration with Jeff Cook of the famed band Alabama. Their new album Why Not Me will be released by Heartland Records Nashville on August 10th and was made available for pre-order today.

To get a little taste, check out a clip of the song “Beam Me Up,” an ode to the bourbon whiskey Jim Beam, with a Star Trek twist.

You can pre-order a CD of “Why Not Me” at HeartlandRecords.net or pre-order the digital version at iTunes.

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You can listen to more samples of the 12 tracks from Why Not Me via iTunes playlist below.

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Harry Ballz

The Shat looks different. Slimmed down in the face with better looking hair. Photoshopped or what?

Phil

Probably…maybe implants.

Gary

The image of The Shat is flipped. That’s why he looks “weird”.

J_Randomuser

….seriously?

HN4

Oh Hell No !

Mirror Galt

It feels like this will be one of those essential releases, the sonic tapestry of which comes to provide a background colouring and contour to one’s life… the kind of opus that demarcates our days into pre and post WNM.

JCB

That was absolutely horrible.

Allister

OMG… the pain!!!! Stop it right now! LOL!

Meeee

YouTube “ bilbo bagging by Leonard Nimoy.

Thatll help.

Hahahaha You’re funny

Boborci

When I spoke with Shatner, he thought I had leaked his involvement to promote the movie, I didn’t. But we had a lovely conversation and he seemed open to being in our film. Nimoy had agreed, too, shortly beofore he passed. I will always wonder what might have been.

Tom

I think it is a mistake not to have included him in any of the 3 films. With 2 more coming and TV universe expanding how can they not include him??????

J_Randomuser

Hiya Bob! It’s been a hot minute. How are things?

Boborci

After battling heath issues, I am back selling my Tupperware. we will see what happens.

J_Randomuser

Glad to hear you’re on the mend. I’ve missed your insights into the Trek creation process. Hope you’re doing well. I’m always thankful for what you brought to Trek, even if I didn’t always agree with it. Keep on keepin’ on.

Boborci

Too kind.

Tom

You would have had to adjust with Leonard Nimoys passing.
Why did they pass on the script??

Boborci

Kirk and Spock didn’t pass.

Tom

No you said they were game. What happened with the studio?

Boborci

He didn’t

Tom

Still don’t understand how they could blow the 50th anniversary. seemed like you were moving along then it went in a different direction

Jonboc

….it would’ve been a 50th anniversary celebration done proper. Unlike what was given us….

Viking

Bob – since that horse has already left the barn, what really was the concept behind bringing Shatner back as Kirk? At this juncture, it’s not like you’d be disclosing our nuclear missile codes. Or Paramounts. If it didn’t get past informal discussions, I don’t see how the idea could be considered protected under the aegis of artistic property rights.

Just think – here you have the chance to start a wildfire in the Internet Trekniverse.

Boborci

Without divulging specifics, I had a none Nexus solution with both Kirks and both Spock’s teaming up.

Tom

Maybe we cant have that team up but what about the non nexus solution in Alex Kurtzman expanded TV universe?

Boborci

He never read the script,

Tom

Now that they are looking to do more Trek content on TV maybe its time he does read it

Just Another Salt Vampire

Sometime in the future can you ever see the possibility of revealing what the specifics were in a book or a comic or something?

Arathorn

Oh dear god….no

Martin

He’s looking and sounding great. Bring him back from the Nexus already. He’s Kirk ffs.

Viking

He did come back from the Nexus and died on Veridian III. To go back and pull him out before then would have altered the 24th century prime timeline, if Picard couldn’t take Soran on his own. Unless you beamed him off that scaffold just prior to impact. Let Picard noodle that one out. *chuckle*

(Picard: “Number One, I was in this…..this Nexus. And I tell you, Captain Kirk was there, too, and he helped me stop Soran! Beverly, you know me! I’m not given to delusions or flights of fancy!”

Crusher: “Jean-Luc, this may be the onset of the dormant Irumodic Syndrome. We’ll get you back to a starbase and run a new level-4 neurographic scan.” *smiles sweetly*

Picard: “Guinan! You tell them! You have been in there! Tell them this Nexus really exists!”

Guinan: “I liked running Ten Forward. I’m not blowing my next gig because they think I’m certifiable.” *shakes head* “You’re on your own, Frenchy.”)

Of all the jams Kirk had gotten himself out of over the years, the writers croak him with a falling bridge. How anticlimactic. Even Sybok had a more dignified death, and he was a cult leader, starshipjacker, and all-around Vulcan nutter.

Phil

Ah, yes, the Nexus. The portable Guardian, flying through space, that everyone, I mean everyone knows about, that you can fly a starship through anywhere in time. And the best part? Completely unguarded!!

Lurker

@Martin: You’ll have to settle for “The Return”.

As George Takei would say….”OH MY!!!!”

Lostrod

Back in the days when I worked in radio in California, Jeff Cook dropped by my station to promote a concert by his group, Alabama. He was a huge Star Trek fan and loved talking about it. I still have a picture of me with him while he was flashing the Vulcan salute. A great guy.

Regards.

CmdrR

Ow! My ear-bone!

Jako

I need a tissue… there is blood coming from my ears.

Wow. “Too Old To Be Vegan” has hit written all over it.

Quarks pre-owned tribbles

Patrick Steward first came out with his country album:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cK9dlmYvB-Y&t=37s

Jonboc

Ya know…I’m a fan. I really am…in the hands of the right artists and producers, Shat’s delivery can work. There’s not a track on Ben Fold’s HasBeen that isn’t great listening. But Ben Folds understands the strengths of Shatner’s cadence and uses it, like another instrument in the song. This simply leans too far into the world of novelty. Hard pass.