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    William Shatner

    I think he's awesome, but that's just me. What do the rest of you think? Anyone got any dirt on him?









    Let the games begin!

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    Not So Much

    I am not a big Shatner fan (he is such an over-actor!!!!!!), but do like his sense of humor about himself.....and I hear he is great on "Boston Legal"
    Always wondered about the mysterious death of his third wife--the one he found in the swimming pool.....anyone else remember this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
    I am not a big Shatner fan (he is such an over-actor!!!!!!), but do like his sense of humor about himself.....and I hear he is great on "Boston Legal"
    Always wondered about the mysterious death of his third wife--the one he found in the swimming pool.....anyone else remember this?
    I wonder about that, too, but it sounded like she was wasted (actually chronically wasted) and drowned. He seemed genuinely grieving at the time; there were photos of him weeping at the "scene".

    I like him. The hubby is the biggest Trekkie, and I think we both found him irritating in the 1970's- seemed really full of himself and too serious, but he seems to have mellowed with age. I _love_ his World of Warcraft commercial! He seems to have found the humor of his peculiar brand of fame over time. Some of his Priceline commercials are gold, too!

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    Now that he has learned to poke fun at himself I kinda like the guy.
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    He's pretty sharp to have made a second career out of self-deprecation.

    His recording of "Common People" with Joe Jackson is a scream--check it out.

    The drowning was tragic, but yes, strange. There's a 911 call floating around, no pun intended.

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    I love shatner - im no trekie but he is comedy gold! Both him & hoff should do a programme together!

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    He is my favorite.
    Love him on Boston Legal.

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    Captain Kirk was my first "boyfriend". I was three. My mom says that I used to play Star Trek under our dinning room table. I don't really recall this, but I do remember having a crush on him. I, too, love him on Boston Legal.

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    William Shatner is the timeless face of a true pop culture icon. The older he gets, the better he gets. Long live William Shatner!

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    My husband and Bill circa 1980something. (Long before I met the husband.)

    This picture never fails to crack me up, between the horsies on Shatner's sweater and Martin's Member's Only jacket and porn star moustache.

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    Thumbs up

    Great picture Mrs. Watson. I like Shatner more now than on Star Trek. I do love seeing him on the Twilight Zone episode where he's taking out the fortune teller tickets. That's one of my favorite episodes.
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    I read alot of the "Star Trek" cast didn't get along with him...to much ego!!

    Especially when Lenoard Nimoy's Mr. Spock became so famous! That pissed William Shatner off because Capt. Kirk was always supposed to be number one in the show!!!

    But I also heard he mellowed with age as well!

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    I have always liked him,loved him on the Twilight Zone's he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morbid1 View Post
    I have always liked him,loved him on the Twilight Zone's he did.

    -Morbid1
    Yeah he did some classic "Twilight Zone" episodes. He did a really good episode of Boris Karloff's "Thriller" called "The Grim Reaper" A MUST SEE!!!!

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    I think he is just great on Boston Legal..... nearly as good as James Spader (what a sexy mofo... I love him)

    I love his "singing" as well...

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    Underplaying, As Usual

    Quote Originally Posted by Morbid1 View Post
    I have always liked him,loved him on the Twilight Zone's he did.

    -Morbid1
    Ah, there is one epi where he plays a man with mental issues who is flying with his wife and sees a gremlin on the wing...he says the immortal line "there's....something....on.....the wing"......my son repeats it every single time we fly.....

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    I have always enjoyed him, but I have always felt that he may have a lot of inner personal demons/issues. I don't have anything to base that statement on, it's just a feeling I get with him.


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    His last CD rules. Yes, I own it. (Walks away, head bowed in shame.)

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    I know he has a daughter who was(is) in acting. She also was(is?) and owner of a clothing store that also had a psychic who would give readings while you bought clothing. Think the location of store is Beverly Hills.

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    We have a record of his, on vinyl, around here somewhere. I wanted to get rid of it on eBay, I'm something of a no clutter neat freak, and my husband had a major freak out. We have nothing to actually play a record on, but we have it, nonetheless. We also have a bunch of Star Trek movies on VHS that I knock the dust off of every week.

    "My blue wife, she's at the bottom of the pool...."

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    Tee Hee

    Quote Originally Posted by Warmed Over View Post
    His last CD rules. Yes, I own it. (Walks away, head bowed in shame.)
    How *brave* of you to admit this!!!! Do you use it as a frizbee or a coaster??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Watson View Post
    We have a record of his, on vinyl, around here somewhere. I wanted to get rid of it on eBay, I'm something of a no clutter neat freak, and my husband had a major freak out. We have nothing to actually play a record on, but we have it, nonetheless. We also have a bunch of Star Trek movies on VHS that I knock the dust off of every week.

    "My blue wife, she's at the bottom of the pool...."
    I have an ex who owns a record shop and people will pay big $$$ for a Shatner album (guess there are still people who like to have their ears bleed, but whatever) Seriously, they are hugely collectable!!!

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    I got a CD for Christmas a couple of years ago; his latest; a gag gift from my son.

    It was actually quite enjoyable.

    GO; BILL Go!!!

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    Awesome Porno Stash!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Watson View Post

    My husband and Bill circa 1980something. (Long before I met the husband.)

    This picture never fails to crack me up, between the horsies on Shatner's sweater and Martin's Member's Only jacket and porn star moustache.
    That is such a great picture!!!!

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    I've been a Trekkie since there were Trekkies. I remember wanting so badly to be beamed out of 7th grade P.E. I really had a thing for Spock. I know it wasn't logical. But I loved them all. I really love Patrick Stewart. I love all versions of Trek... Even the last one. I'm going to the Star Trek thing on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which has the double whammy of being on the list of 'most haunted places!'

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    shatner voiceover good stuff

    here is another with Shatner in which he is being a bit of a dick to a producer in the studio but
    I love his style. it takes a few seconds to load but worth it.
    he puts the producer through hell. good stuff.

    http://professionalvoicetalent.com/mps/ShatnerVO.mp3

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    Thank God Martin has no Death Hag interest except to tease me once in a while. I swiped that off his blog and I don't know if he'd be real pleased with me posting it here. (only like six people read his blog)

    He was 17 in that picture and actually was trying to pick up chicks looking like that!

    LMAO!

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    I don't know if any of you watch "Familly Guy", but Stewie, spoofing him singing "Rocket Man" is pee-ur-pants funny!!!!

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    Rocket Man

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVbv6r_tKnE

    I LOVE him here! I have his CD The Transformed Man, but I haven't listened to it in years.

    Like him or hate him, the man has been around for a long time. You have to give him credit for that.



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    In the mid-60s, his kid took ice skating lessons at the same rink I did. (Iceland, in Van Nuys, on Calvert, behind the police station....for you locals). I know....BFD!!!

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    I only came here to see if one of my PMs was accidentally teleported here... I don't see it...

    My favorite Captain was Picard. Sexy as hell.

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    Shatner's the man!! Shatner rocks!!
    Bill also appeared in the original Outer Limits episode "Cold Hands, Warm Heart" in 1964, prior to signing on to Star Trek. In that OL episode, he plays an astronaut who has just returned from Venus and craves heat, even wearing a heavy bomber-type jacket when it is 80 degrees outside!!
    His trademark over-acting comes in handy for this episode.

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    Shatner

    Quote Originally Posted by stephenmiller View Post
    Shatner's the man!! Shatner rocks!!
    Bill also appeared in the original Outer Limits episode "Cold Hands, Warm Heart" in 1964, prior to signing on to Star Trek. In that OL episode, he plays an astronaut who has just returned from Venus and craves heat, even wearing a heavy bomber-type jacket when it is 80 degrees outside!!
    His trademark over-acting comes in handy for this episode.
    Didn't he also play a passenger on an airplane who saw gremlins on the wings of the plane destroying the plane in flight, but nobody believed him?

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    That episode where he panicked on the airliner was on the Twilight Zone.
    Both The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits are similar but separate series and Bill did both of them prior to Star Trek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Watson View Post

    My husband and Bill circa 1980something. (Long before I met the husband.)

    This picture never fails to crack me up, between the horsies on Shatner's sweater and Martin's Member's Only jacket and porn star moustache.
    LOVE the pic, Mrs. Watson, and YUP, that would be the 80s all right !! I had a MO jacket exactly like your husband's, only grey. Worse yet, I thought I was hot shit in it...God help me.
    **memories light the corners of my mind**



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    I have a huge crush (still) on Leonard Nimoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack-O-Lantern View Post
    I had a MO jacket exactly like your husband's, only grey. Worse yet, I thought I was hot shit in it...God help me.
    **memories light the corners of my mind**
    You probably were, JJ

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    I just noticed the "kill me now" look in Shatner's eyes... as he stares into the final frontier.

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    By the way...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack-O-Lantern View Post
    LOVE the pic, Mrs. Watson, and YUP, that would be the 80s all right !! I had a MO jacket exactly like your husband's, only grey. Worse yet, I thought I was hot shit in it...God help me.
    **memories light the corners of my mind**
    What exactly is your husband packing in his pockets? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Watson View Post

    My husband and Bill circa 1980something. (Long before I met the husband.)

    This picture never fails to crack me up, between the horsies on Shatner's sweater and Martin's Member's Only jacket and porn star moustache.
    At first glance and before reading your caption, it flashed thru my mind that your hubby was clowning a handshake with a wax figure.

    Actually, Shatner is a good actor........now.
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    The wonder computer of the 80s...

    "unlike games it has a real computer keyboard!"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUEI7mm8M7Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hidium View Post
    What exactly is your husband packing in his pockets? LOL

    Those are very tight jeans, Jordache no doubt, and the ultra cool clip on camera case.

    Sexy, I know!

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    A friend of mine had to take him to dinner in Florida a while back regarding a commercial for his hi-tech firm.Said he was a glutton at dinner and ordered like three lobster tails and took them to his hotel room after.The rest of the time he was acting bizarre,it shattered his whole idea of Shatner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morto View Post
    A friend of mine had to take him to dinner in Florida a while back regarding a commercial for his hi-tech firm.Said he was a glutton at dinner and ordered like three lobster tails and took them to his hotel room after.The rest of the time he was acting bizarre,it shattered his whole idea of Shatner.
    That is disappointing to hear - wtf did he do in his private room with those lobster tails?

    He must have been Shatnerred... sorry lame I know. Was he acting like this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFidDhoSE_k

    wooooo woooooo woooooooooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hidium View Post
    Didn't he also play a passenger on an airplane who saw gremlins on the wings of the plane destroying the plane in flight, but nobody believed him?
    That was John Lithgow


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    It was Lithgow in the movie & Shatner in the original TV episode about 20 years prior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warmed Over View Post
    It was Lithgow in the movie & Shatner in the original TV episode about 20 years prior.
    Thanks for clearing that up, because I was about to have to rub my two remaining brain cells together...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Watson View Post
    Those are very tight jeans, Jordache no doubt, and the ultra cool clip on camera case.

    Sexy, I know!
    You are one lucky woman, Mrs. Watson..! Does he still have that 'porno stash'? If not, you should make him grow it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PvN73 View Post
    That is disappointing to hear - wtf did he do in his private room with those lobster tails?

    He must have been Shatnerred... sorry lame I know. Was he acting like this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFidDhoSE_k

    wooooo woooooo woooooooooo
    It must be the mad cow.......

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