William Shatner said “no” to the idea of a new Trek series in which he would star. Plus – Shatner’s new Christmas album to debut this autumn.
“Right now I’m happy doing what I’m doing,” said Shatner. “I’ve been offered many series over the years. But I haven’t done them because of the commitment of time. And at this stage of my life that’s more valuable than anything else.”
Even though Shatner won’t star in a series, he didn’t shoot down the possibility of a guest star role; even though it seems that the chances are pretty low of this happening. “It will have to pass through enormous hurdles including permission from Paramount,” said Shatner; “and then they’ll have to get back to me and see where things are at.”
Some of his work these days includes singing, and Shatner has announced a new Christmas album, Shatner Claus: The Christmas Album, which will be released on October 26.
“You can pre-order my Christmas Album [here],” said Shatner, via his Twitter account. “It’s also available on vinyl!”
The album, which will come in both vinyl ($24.98) and as a CD ($14.98), features fourteen Christmas tunes. Here are the songs included on the album.
- Jingle Bells Feat. Henry Rollins
- Blue Christmas Feat. Brad Paisley
- Little Drummer Boy Feat. Joe Louis Walker
- Winter Wonderland Feat. Todd Rundgren & Artimus Pyle
- Twas the Night Before Christmas Feat. Mel Collins
- Run Rudolph Run Feat. Elliot Easton
- O Come, O Come Emmanuel Feat. Rick Wakeman
- Silver Bells Feat. Ian Anderson
- One for You, One for Me
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Feat. Billy Gibbons
- Silent Night Feat. Iggy Pop
- White Christmas Feat. Judy Collins
- Feliz Navidad Feat. Dani Bender
- Jingle Bells Feat. Henry Rollins (Punk Rock Version)