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Happy 90th birthday William Shatner! (Original Post) Dem4Life1102 Mar 2021 OP
The one thing that has not aged well speak easy Mar 2021 #1
Those uniforms caused the ... MiHale Mar 2021 #4
yeah baby yeah speak easy Mar 2021 #6
I had two short sleeve velour shirts (blue and purple) when I was in college, but I outgrew them. TexasTowelie Mar 2021 #15
Wore all mine out...nt MiHale Mar 2021 #27
My One Degree of Separation from William Shatner Siwsan Mar 2021 #2
That's pretty cool! 2naSalit Mar 2021 #5
Happy Birthday, Rocketman! Dave Starsky Mar 2021 #3
Thought he was especially good working with... Maxheader Mar 2021 #7
Happy Birthday Captain! edbermac Mar 2021 #8
I really like the episode whem he battled that reptilian alien Martin Eden Mar 2021 #18
You are referring to the Gorn. dchill Mar 2021 #20
I loved that episode! Snackshack Mar 2021 #24
I still watch the old star Trek shows --all of them. Happy BD william riversedge Mar 2021 #9
Still Watch it DownriverDem Mar 2021 #10
I thought the Lincoln Project should have got him to play Denny Crane coming on as the former brewens Mar 2021 #11
Me too! Best role ever for Shatner. luvtheGWN Mar 2021 #13
So many great scenes as Denny. I loved it when he and Alan testified at the Supreme Court. brewens Mar 2021 #14
I hardly ever watch tv series, but I never missed multigraincracker Mar 2021 #12
Happy Birthday! niyad Mar 2021 #16
As a writer, let me take note of note of W. Shatner's styles. Tetrachloride Mar 2021 #17
If anyone has actually read anything on his twitter account BumRushDaShow Mar 2021 #19
May he live long and prosper. dchill Mar 2021 #21
Happy birthday, sex-symbol of my late teens! Hekate Mar 2021 #22
I know it, but I don't believe it. His best role ... marble falls Mar 2021 #23
What has always impressed me about Shatner RVN VET71 Mar 2021 #25
I feel like I've been stunned by a phaser! MissMillie Mar 2021 #26
he and Leonard Nimoy were only four days apart Skittles Mar 2021 #28

speak easy

(9,448 posts)
1. The one thing that has not aged well
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 07:47 AM
Mar 2021

is those Original Series uniforms (where no kitsch has gone before ... or since)

TexasTowelie

(113,624 posts)
15. I had two short sleeve velour shirts (blue and purple) when I was in college, but I outgrew them.
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 08:52 AM
Mar 2021

I have a long sleeve black velour shirt that still fits though, but I haven't had an occasion to wear it in almost a decade. At least it is clean and hanging in the closet.

Siwsan

(26,529 posts)
2. My One Degree of Separation from William Shatner
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 07:48 AM
Mar 2021

My brother was his driver during the first (I think it was the first) Star Trek movie. He said he was hoping to be assigned to Leonard Nimoy but was assigned to Shatner, instead. It took a while, but he came to really like the guy and Shatner wrote a letter of recommendation for him.

I guess that qualifies as a one degree separation.

2naSalit

(88,081 posts)
5. That's pretty cool!
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 07:58 AM
Mar 2021

I think it qualifies!

It's interesting to meet famous people and see what they are like when not performing.

Martin Eden

(12,961 posts)
18. I really like the episode whem he battled that reptilian alien
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 09:40 AM
Mar 2021

... when I was a kid.

Pretty cheesey now, but I love all the Star Trek shows and still watch them.

brewens

(13,913 posts)
11. I thought the Lincoln Project should have got him to play Denny Crane coming on as the former
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 08:38 AM
Mar 2021

guy's lawyer during the impeachment hearings. I loved him in Boston legal. He must have had fun playing that role.

luvtheGWN

(1,336 posts)
13. Me too! Best role ever for Shatner.
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 08:49 AM
Mar 2021

A nice Jewish boy from Montreal who was first a Shakespearean actor. Breakout TV role on Star Trek and several series after that but my favourite was Street Legal.

Of course he's done umpteen tv commercials and is not afraid to laugh at himself -- a nice Canadian trait, btw!!! And kudos to his plastic surgeon!

brewens

(13,913 posts)
14. So many great scenes as Denny. I loved it when he and Alan testified at the Supreme Court.
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 08:51 AM
Mar 2021

He had a $50 bet with someone that he could get Clarence Thomas to speak and he did! LOL

Tetrachloride

(8,067 posts)
17. As a writer, let me take note of note of W. Shatner's styles.
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 09:23 AM
Mar 2021

1. In the picture above: A slight turning of the head, the uneven shoulders, the sidelong glance.

2. Walking: From my view, Kirk had a light step.

3. The herky-jerky pace of Kirk's dialogue is dynamic and a meme of its own.

4. The chair and the Enterprise bridge design fit together with the crew and the script. Even tho the chair didn't move, in my mind, it did.

BumRushDaShow

(132,147 posts)
19. If anyone has actually read anything on his twitter account
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 09:43 AM
Mar 2021

he doesn't just throw barbs, he throws bombs. He is in a perpetual battle with twitter trolls.

And still hawking products, including for his birthday ("2-day celebration" )!




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William Shatner
@WilliamShatner
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William Shatner
@WilliamShatner
Everyone needs to have a piece of cake on their birthday. That’s my philosophy. And any excuse to have two days of cake is ok
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in my book!
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1:05 PM · Mar 21, 2021


Still amazing to note that he was in this (Judgment at Nuremberg, which was a pretty good film) -



I did got to a Creation Con here a bit over 15 years ago and got his autograph in my copy of one of his co-authored books.



Happy birthday Mr. Shatner and here's to many more!

ETA - don't forget the role that sortof helped him break out of the "Kirk" role and this was well before "Boston Legal" ) -

Hekate

(91,790 posts)
22. Happy birthday, sex-symbol of my late teens!
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 10:34 AM
Mar 2021

All us nerdy sci-fi girls had a crush on Capt Kirk — and Spock.






RVN VET71

(2,714 posts)
25. What has always impressed me about Shatner
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 10:56 AM
Mar 2021

is that he does have an outsized ego but is also humble, if that makes any sense. He laughs at himself, and seems to have enjoyed his career, his life, his fame and popularity. Also, didn’t he win a Tony Award for The Andersonville Trial, as well as be writer/creator of a successful science fiction series?

Hail and Hearty, here’s to you, Bill!

MissMillie

(38,699 posts)
26. I feel like I've been stunned by a phaser!
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 11:58 AM
Mar 2021

Hard to imagine that he and my dad were born the same year, but yeah, my dad will turn 90 in 3 months.

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