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Shatner’s World To Travel The U.S.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012


William Shatner’s one-man show, Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It, will be seen in fifteen U.S. cities after it finishes a three-week run on Broadway.

The show, two hours in length, will “take audiences on a voyager through Shatner’s life and career,” from his earliest days as a stage actor to “internationally known icon and raconteur.”

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Bye Bye Priceline Negotiator

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

After fourteen years as the Priceline Negotiator, William Shatner‘s character is going to perish in a heroic fashion.

A new thirty-second commercial will show the Negotiator saving vacationers from a bus that is about to go over the railing of a bridge.

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Perry: Tomorrow Is Yesterday’s Captain John Christopher

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Roger Perry, who played Air Force Captain John Christopher in the original series episode Tomorrow is Yesterday, remembers landing the job and he shares a Shatner makeup room moment.

Being cast as Christopher was a snap for Perry. “I remember that it was one of the easiest jobs I ever got,” he explained. “To this day, I don’t understand why it was so easy.”

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Nimoy’s Former House Sold

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

The house in which Leonard Nimoy and his wife Sandra resided during the late 1960s while he was working on the original series has been sold.

In 1968, while Nimoy was playing Spock on Star Trek, he and wife Sandra Zober purchased a house in the Westwood-area of Los Angeles.

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January-February 2012 Conventions

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

There will be five conventions, shows or appearances in January and February that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from four of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.

January begins with Albuquerque Comic Con, which will run from January 13-15 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Albuquerque. In attendance will be Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Brent Spiner.

Next up is Oz Trek 7, to be held January 28-29 at the Rydges Melbourne, in Melbourne, Australia. In attendance at Oz Trek 7 will be Walter Koenig and Chase Masterson.

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Takei Joins Trump Reality Show

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Star Trek‘s George Takei will be one of the eighteen people on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice.

In Celebrity Apprentice, the celebrity contestants vie to raise money and awareness for their charity of choice, with the last person standing “hired” as the “Celebrity Apprentice” who will then have the honor of delivering a check for $250,000 to his or her favorite charity.

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Shatner To Appear On Broadway

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Fans in the Big Apple in February will have the chance to see William Shatner appearing on Broadway in a one-man show.

The one-man show is called Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It and it will run for several weeks at the Music Box Theater in February.

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Takei: Trek And War Fans, Unite!

Monday, December 12th, 2011

According to George Takei, Star Trek and Star Wars fans shouldn’t be fighting each other, but instead should be uniting against another fandom.

After the recent online exchange between Star Trek‘s William Shatner and Star WarsCarrie Fisher, Takei decided to jump in with his own opinion on the fandom war, with a three minute video, George Takei is the Broker of Star Peace.

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Trek Nation To Debut Tomorrow

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Airing tomorrow, November 30, on the Science Channel at 8 PM, Trek Nation, produced and narrated by Rod Roddenberry, is a documentary about Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek, and the people involved with Star Trek over the years.

In making Trek Nation, Rod Roddenberry interviewed those who worked with his father over the years, including industry professionals who knew Gene Roddenberry, family friends, and Star Trek fans.

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Kane: Kelley and Doohan

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Voice actor Tom Kane, a fan of Star Trek from his childhood days, got to work with his heroes when doing voice work for Star Trek games.

“Being a voice-over guy in Hollywood has afforded me some really amazingly wonderful encounters with people that just never would have happened anywhere else,” Kane said.

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Koenig In New Podcast

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Fans of Walter Koenig can download a new podcast that includes an interview with the original series’ actor.

The podcast, called Sci-Fi Spotlight of Star Trek,  is the tenth episode of the Critic Show Podcast.

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Shatner On CNN Tonight

Friday, November 18th, 2011

For fans of William Shatner, he will be appearing on the Piers Morgan Tonight show this evening.

Piers Morgan Tonight is an hour-long interview show airing on CNN, featuring Piers Morgan, and airing at 9 PM on CNN.

Tonight,  Shatner will be one of the guests on the show, where he will talk about Star Trek, comedy, his family and more.

Shatner: Beware Exploding Turkeys!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

With the American Thanksgiving holiday approaching, William Shatner and insurance company State Farm have created “Eat, Fry, Love,” a tongue-in-cheek video warning about the dangers of turkey fryers.

Shatner has used a turkey fryer himself in the past. “I love to fry turkey and have been doing it for years but I am not immune to frying accidents,” he said.

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See Nichols In Lady Magdalene

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Nichelle Nichols‘ suspense-comedy film Lady Magdalene is now available on YouTube.

In Lady Magdalene, Nichols plays Maggie, “the colorful and determined madam of a legal Nevada brothel, relocated from New Orleans after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.”

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November-December Conventions and Appearances

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

There will be four conventions, shows or appearances in November and December that feature actors or authors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all five of the televised series and from several of the Star Trek movies.

November begins with René Auberjonois taking part in A Smut Sampler, at the Harry Ransom Center (Jessen Auditorium) at the University of Texas at Austin on Thursday, November 3 at 7 PM. The program, A Smut Sampler: A Light-Hearted Reading of Selections from Some Notorious Banned Books, is hosted by Isaiah Sheffler and will feature readings from books that were “banned, burned, seized and censored” in the past.

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