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Shatner: Acting Anxiety And Future Plans

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Even though he has years of performing behind him, William Shatner is still capable of being nervous before a show.

It has been fifty years since Shatner last appeared on Broadway, and performing in New York is a bit daunting for Shatner. “It’s the elite,” he said. The people who criticize and the people who attend.”


Shatner To Host Award Ceremony

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Star Trek‘s William Shatner has been tapped to host the 2012 Juno Awards.

The Juno Awards are chosen by the members of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and presented to Canadian musical artists and/or bands for musical or technical achievement.

This year’s ceremony will be held on April 1 at Ottawa’s Scotiabank place, and will be aired on CTV. Performers will include Feist, Deadmau5 and City & Colour.

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.”


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.


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.


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.


Abrams Wants Del Toro In Trek 2

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

J.J. Abrams confirmed that he would like to have Benicio Del Toro in Star Trek 2, although he is mum regarding what role the actor would play.

Del Toro and Abrams are still trying to work out a deal to get Del Toro for the Trek sequel. “Well, we’re just in negotiations,” said Abrams. “We’re in discussions. It’s not even negotiations—just in discussion. But I would love to work with him. I’ve wanted to work with him for years, and this felt like a good opportunity.”


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.


The Captains Now Available To Be Streamed

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Star Trek fans wanting to see William Shatner‘s The Captains documentary who are also Netflix customers can now stream the movie.

Although fans can’t yet rent The Captains on DVD through Netflix, they can stream it if they subscribe to that service.

In The Captains, William Shatner interviewed the other actors who have played Star Trek captains on various Star Trek televised shows.

For those wanting their own copy of The Captains, the DVD was released on October 18th and is available through Amazon and other retailers.

Shatner: Life Lessons

Friday, October 21st, 2011

William Shatner is performing his one-man show all over the world and sharing his life lessons with his audiences as well as revising his show based on feedback from those audiences.

When doing  his show in Australia, Shatner realized that he was getting something emotionally from the show. “I’m doing it because I did it in Australia and I was moved at times to tears in telling people about things I was doing, that I have done, lessons I was able to learn — to cull, if you will,” he said.


The Captains TV Alert

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Canadian viewers will finally be able to see The Captains, William Shatner‘s documentary about the various actors who have played captains on the televised Star Trek series, on Canadian television tonight.

The Captains will air tonight on Canada’s The Movie Network, at 9 PM ET, and on Movie Central at 8 PM PT.

The Captains is a “documentary that explores the life and remarkable career of William Shatner, the Canadian-born actor who took the character of Captain James T. Kirk into a new level of universal popularity. The film will explore the impact the role had on his life, why the character has become such an integral part of our pop culture, and how the role has affected other actors who have taken on the mantle of Starship Captain.

Shatner To Appear On Yes Network

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Star Trek‘s William Shatner will be a guest on Yes Network’s CenterStage show this Tuesday where he will speak about his time on Star Trek.

CenterStage is an hour-long one-on-one interview show taped in front of a live studio audience.


Shatner: Seeking Major Tom A Risky Business

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Making Seeking Major Tom was “dangerous ground” for the original series’ William Shatner.

Seeking Major Tom, Shatner’s most recent album, debuts this week with a two-disc CD version and a three-disc vinyl version.


Shatner – On The Record

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Recently William Shatner appeared on the On The Record with Greta Van Sustern show to promote about his new book, Shatner Rules.

Shatner preferred to speak about his philosophy in acting (and life) rather than to dwell upon old grudges between some of the actors dating back to his filming days on the original series.


Shatner Book Re-ignites Feud

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Over the years, William Shatner and George Takei have taken shots at one another and Shatner’s new book, due out next month, will only continue their feud.

In his new book, Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large, it’s Shatner’s turn to attack Takei.