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Shatner Gives 'The View' A Career Glimpse

By Michelle
November 22, 2004 - 4:55 PM

William Shatner (Captain Kirk) appeared on The View last Thursday, November 18th, chatting and joking with hosts Meredith Vieira, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Star Jones, who said "the women love him; the men love him."

In a transcript at VRRRM featuring images from the appearance, Shatner joked that his career was like the Thanksgiving turkey he described how to cook and assured that he was not sick of the line "Beam me up, Scotty" when Jones said it. He also did his impression of Denny Crane, his character from Boston Legal, reciting his own name.

When Vieira suggested that Shatner and his co-star James Spader play characters who are strange, Shatner insisted, "No, I'm straight and clean and narrow. He's strange. He's really weird...James Spader is a weird guy." Crane, said Shatner, might be a bit senile but the primary thing he and the character have in common is tooth decay.

Shatner also promoted his new album, Has Been, saying he "had the best time being a rock 'n' roll star for my three minutes." He claimed that being chosen for a Razzie for Worst Actor was a compliment, because "they choose the Razzie because they love you." But his iPod troubled him, he said, because it has room for 4000 songs, which is more than he could think of.

For more, including a brief mention of Shatner's upcoming reality show Invasion Iowa, see VRRRM.

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