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Shatner To Throw Out First Pitch

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Recently, Trektoday reported that there would be a Star Trek night at Dodger Stadium on Friday, August 3rd, and now comes news that none other than William Shatner will throw out the first pitch at the game.

On August 3 at 7:10 PM, the Los Angeles Dodgers will hold their first-ever “Star Trek Night” at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers will be playing the Chicago Cubs.

According to the Dodgers official website, “Star Trek legend William Shatner will be at Dodger Stadium for pre-game festivities and to throw the first pitch.”

EPIX Star Trek Celebration

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Later this week, EPIX will offer Shatnerific: A Celebration of Star Trek Fandom on its channel and through its EPIX app on Xbox 360(R).

The star feature of the event, William Shatner‘s Get a Life! will debut on EPIX on July 28.

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Shatner Get A Life Preview

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

A short preview from William Shatner‘s Get a Life! documentary is now available on Shatner’s YouTube page.

Get a Life! is the “exploration of strangers who have for years attended conventions…” and the film will reveal “a fun and touching side of the fanfare surrounding Star Trek, and examine the thrill of what’s happening at these fantasy conventions and the enduring popularity of the film and TV series.”

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Shatner LAX Wardrobe Malfunction

Friday, June 29th, 2012

No one who flies enjoys having to go through the TSA security lines, but for William Shatner, his trip to South Africa began with an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction.

Going to South Africa, where he intended to work and then go on safari, meant a twenty-two hour flight, so Shatner wanted to be comfortable on the plane. “I’m going on a long trip to South Africa,” he said. “So I’m wearing very loose clothing…You don’t want anything to bind you.”

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Shatner’s Get A Life! To Premiere This Summer

Monday, June 18th, 2012

William Shatner‘s latest film project, titled Get a Life! is set to premiere next month at Comic-Con in San Diego, to be followed by a late July broadcast on the EPIX Channel.

Get a Life! is the “exploration of strangers who have for years attended conventions…” and the film will reveal “a fun and touching side of the fanfare surrounding Star Trek, and examine the thrill of what’s happening at these fantasy conventions and the enduring popularity of the film and TV series.”

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GeekNation Offers Five Captains Video

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The website GeekNation has posted the full video of the “Five Captains Panel” which was held recently at Wizard World Philadelphia.

The video, running almost a full hour in length, features William Shatner, Sir Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula.

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Trek And Shatner Up For TCA Award

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Star Trek and William Shatner are both up for Television Critics Association Awards.

The 2012 TCA Awards “recognize outstanding television programming in the 2011-2012 season, honoring both actors and producers in a variety of categories including news and information, youth, reality, drama and comedy achievements.”

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Shatner Wins Audie

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Star Trek‘s William Shatner can add another award to his trophy shelf with his 2012 Audie win.

On Tuesday night, the Audie Awards, which celebrate the best audiobooks, were given out and Shatner beat out four other finalists in the humor category to win his Audie.

Shatner’s reading of Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large, beat out other nominees in the humor category, including: In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks (Adam Carolla), Go the F–K to Sleep (Adam Mansbach), This is an Audiobook (Demetri Martin) and Bossypants (Tina Fey).

Shatner To Host British Comedy Quiz Show

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Later this month, William Shatner will be a guest host for the Have I Got News For You comedy quiz show.

Have I Got News For You is a comedy quiz show that “grills celebrity contestants on the week’s top stories and news.”

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Shatner Sends Greetings To Space

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Star Trek’s William Shatner sent a message to the members of the Expedition 30 crew currently in residence on the International Space Station.

Shatner decided to send the crew the message after he found out that some of the space-related songs from his Seeking Major Tom album were being played aboard the ISS.

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Shatner Dines With Millionth Twitter Follower

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Last night, one lucky fan of William Shatner got to have dinner with William and Elizabeth Shatner.

The contest began back in March in honor of Shatner’s eighty-first birthday, when it was announced that the millionth follower of Shatner would win tickets to Shatner’s “Shatner’s World” show plus dinner with Shatner and wife afterwards.

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Five Trek Captains To Appear Together

Monday, April 16th, 2012

For Star Trek fans in the UK, October will prove to be an exciting month as all five Star Trek television captains; William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula, will be appearing on the stage at Destination Star Trek London.

Destination Star Trek London organizers claim that their event will be the “first official Star Trek live event in the UK for ten years.”

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Shatner To Guest Star On Psych Tonight

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Star Trek‘s William Shatner can be seen tonight on USA’s Psych, where he will be reprising his “Frank O’Hara the con-man” role from last season.

Shatner appeared on Psych last November, in the In for a Penny episode, where he first played the role of the father of Juliet “Jules” O’Hara, a junior detective for the Santa Barbara Police Department.

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Shatner Appears On The Colbert Report

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Last night, William Shatner appeared on The Colbert Report to promote his one-man show, Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It.

His appearance lasted six minutes, and in that time, Shatner described his show, spoke about Star Trek and arm-wrestled Stephen Colbert.

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Plummer Wins Oscar

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Christopher Plummer, best known to Star Trek fans as General Chang in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, won an Oscar last night at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.

The Oscar, for Best Supporting Actor, was for Plummer’s role in Beginners, where he played an elderly widower who comes out of the closet after the death of his wife.

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