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What does God need with a starship?

Today marks the 25th anniversary of a dark day for Star Trek fandom: the release of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier......or to give it its proper name, “The Worst Star Trek Movie That Isn’t Star Trek Into Darkness.” [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jun 9, 2014 - 239 comments

Rocket! Launched from near where you (may) live! Man!

In August 2013 a Minotaur V rocket (Lunar!) is being launched from Wallops Flight Facility, to deliver a Lunar Orbiter. [more inside]
posted by joecacti on Apr 16, 2013 - 10 comments

Koko and Friends

Koko, the Western Lowland Gorilla who is able to understand more than 1,000 signs based on American Sign Language and 2,000 words of spoken English, has met some celebrities over the years. In 1988, William Shatner had a memorable visit with Koko, as seen in part in this edited clip, and re-told on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross in 2009. Mister Rogers visited in 1998 (YouTube clip), as part of series of shows addressing children's fears of meeting someone new or unusual. In 2004, Koko met Betty White and Robin Williams. (Koko and other non-human primates using and learning sign language previously)
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 11, 2011 - 12 comments

He even got "Bismillah" wrong.

The first official video has been released from William Shatner's new album. It's not "F**k You" or "Iron Man." No, it's an... indescribable "cover" of Bohemian Rhapsody.
posted by zarq on Oct 19, 2011 - 135 comments

Fills his victims full of dread

William Shatner is Iron Man! Yes indeed. It's just a little taste of what's in store for us in his soon-to-be-released Seeking Major Tom.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Sep 29, 2011 - 29 comments

O Canada Shatnerized

Montreal-born actor William Shatner, 80, sings the National Anthem of Canada to show his appreciation for getting a Lifetime Achievement Award from Canada's Governor General, the greatest honour given to artists in the country (and yeah, in fact it comes with some cash).
posted by TheGoodBlood on May 18, 2011 - 66 comments

A Journey's End

Following on the heels of NASA's announcement of the final resting places of the various space shuttles, NASA, in conjunction with William Shatner, released a final video commemorating the program. (SLYT)
posted by Heliochrome85 on Apr 12, 2011 - 25 comments

I. Want. Fries.

Pat Jordan from the New York Times meets William Shatner: James T. Kirk TJ Hooker author Priceline Spokesman ("and shareholder") horse buff at a farm Starbucks Gas Station horse park Tony Roma's mall equestrian ground
“I always did assume they were laughing at me. Lately it’s come to my attention they are laughing with me.”
A subtly poignant interview of a cultural visionary hero icon has-been phoenix one-man universe.
posted by nickrussell on Sep 4, 2010 - 62 comments

"You are enthralled, Andrew!"

The Long. Strange. Never-Boring Journey of a National Treasure. Andrew Corsello has a William Shatner interview experience.
posted by The Mouthchew on Mar 30, 2010 - 50 comments

Two videos of helarity

Werner Herzog Reads Curious George and William Shatner and Henry Winkler have a complicated gay relationship. Are these videos related? Watch them and find out!
posted by The Devil Tesla on Jan 20, 2010 - 21 comments

Tough young guys, sinewy bodies, and their.....fingers and.....teeny toes.

Captain Kirk is climbing a mountain, climbing a mountain. via [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Aug 5, 2009 - 27 comments

Shatner Interprets Palin

Shatner Interprets Palin
posted by CunningLinguist on Jul 28, 2009 - 73 comments

Now, If I were you, I'd just take a few minutes and plan my escape route.

55 years ago, Brown v. Board of Education was decided, which lead to the controversial court-ordered school integrations in the South. Four years later, the prolific Charles Beaumont wrote his only solo novel, The Intruder, based on a true story but set in a fictitious small southern town of Caxton that is riled up by a mysterious man from out-of-town who wants to halt the school integration. The novel was turned into a movie by the same name in 1962, produced, directed and financed by Roger Corman, starring a charismatic William Shatner as the mysterious intruder, some 4 years before the start of his iconic role in Star Trek. Shot on location, using locals who were not fully aware of the plot of the movie, the whole film was made for $80-$90,000, and was Corman's only film to lose money at the box offices. The production was banned in some Missouri cities because the local people objected to the film's portrayal racism and segregation. The film finally saw a profit after its re-release on DVD in recent years. (Previously discussed as part of this 1970s Shatner post; video links inside) [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 7, 2009 - 26 comments

Like cult films, but without all that filming

Bizarro fiction isn't really a new genre. Just a new term. The current crop of bizarro authors are generally young and new to being published, with Carlton Mellick III as "both the Johnny Appleseed and the Johnny Rotten" of the newly dubbed genre, who started printing his stories under the header of Eraserhead Press. But what is Bizarro Fiction? A battle between the real William Shatner vs all the film versions of himself, resulting from a failed terrorist attack by Campbellians; bizarro-noir novellas, set in a world of murderers, drugs made from squid parts, deformed war veterans, and a mischievous apocalyptic donkey; or just a nice children's book about two Vampires who compete in a mustache competition to prove who is the faggiest of all. (via a local paper, though I didn't see the article isn't online) [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 4, 2009 - 22 comments

This table is seriously lacking in James Bond.

In 300 B.C., years before the birth of black Jesus, Aristole postulated that all good things were made of "win." That was a pretty good guess, but he was drunk and probably also having an orgy. Modern day awesominers know there are actually 118 fundamental "awesoments" that compose all good things. The Periodic Table of Awesoments can be a very useful tool. It's designed to show the relationships between awesoments, and often one can even predict how awesoments interact simply by their positions on the table.
posted by crossoverman on Dec 17, 2008 - 90 comments

WFMU-TV

WFMU-TV; That's Irritainment (Heino, Shatner): Baby Octopus: Love Onion: Hisao Shinagawa: Organisation- Ruckzuck (Kraftwerk): You Must Choose!: FAUST.
posted by vronsky on Nov 29, 2008 - 31 comments

Captain Kirks Alien Mysteries

With all the crystal skulls, nazca lines and such at the box office these days now might be the ideal time to reacquaint yourself with the theories of Erich von Däniken. What better way to do it than by watching William Shatners Mysteries of the Gods ( Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3, Pt. 4, Pt. 5, Pt. 6, Pt. 7, Pt. 8, Pt. 9, Pt. 10)(MULTI LINK YOUTUBE SHATNERFEST)
posted by Artw on Jun 10, 2008 - 28 comments

Spock is Greek?

Star Trek: The Animated Series + Shatner (previously) "singing" (previ|ously) Common People (previously) = THIS.
posted by Sys Rq on Jun 9, 2008 - 40 comments

Dance and drink and screw, because there's nothing else to do

First, Archie met The Punisher. Now he's Common People.
posted by bwg on Mar 14, 2008 - 21 comments

Only Shatner can make Satanists melt

All hail 70s-era Shatner! He began his career with some rather prestigious projects, appearing in The Brothers Karamazov and Judgment at Nuremberg, as well as some rather high profile appearance in Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. But even then, there were hints of exploitation, such as 1961's The Explosive Generation, in which Shatner played a teacher whose job is endangered when she speaks candidly to kids about sex. And there was 1962's The Intruder, a Roger Corman film from 1963 in which Shatner played a carpetbagging racist inciting violence in a southern town. (Clip.) And, of course, there was Incubus from 1965, a horror film in Esperanto. (Clip.) But, after Star Trek, at the start of the 70s, something went haywire. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Nov 16, 2007 - 63 comments

Set Phasers on Mid-Life Crisis

Star Trek is forty today. The basics of the series are well-known, the cultural impact is worldwide, and the letter-writing campaign to get a third season out of the network has spawned thousands of imitators, though only a very few are ever successful. The show has spawned twenty-seven other series and five hundred movies. (Okay, maybe not that many.) Though exhorted by the original series' star to Get a life, the fans of Star Trek -- whether they call themselves Trekkies or Trekkers -- are without a doubt the nutbars inspiration for the joys and insanity of all media fandom which has followed. I am proud to name myself among them. K'Plagh!
posted by tzikeh on Sep 8, 2006 - 44 comments

"I hope I'm still around to catch the cockring at Sulu's. . ."

Youtubefilter: William Shatner gets roasted by the likes of Betty White, George "Sulu" Takei, Jeffrey Ross, and Lisa Lampanelli. Not to be outdone, Kirk responds.
posted by bardic on Aug 29, 2006 - 37 comments

KIROK!!!

Sure, we're all aware that William Shatner is the man, but this guy takes it to new heights (Google Video) in the mockumentary Auto Destruct: One Man's Obsession With William Shatner. Our disturbing yet engaging subject engages in rock and roll (Google Video, again,) shenanigans and goes into detail about a traumatic childhood experience involving a monkey.

Of course, for those who want their Shatner undiluted and pop-tastic, there's always his version of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (again, Google video,) now featuring cameos from across the pop-culture spectrum.

Disclaimer: I'm used for a pull quote on the first two links, and they misspelled frisson.
posted by beaucoupkevin on Jan 29, 2006 - 12 comments

Shatner's Kidney Stone

Shame: the Final Frontier. Following his successful kidney stone removal, William Shatner now wants to sell it on eBay for charity. Technically, selling human body parts is against site policies, but Shatner hopes an exception will be made for charity's sake, as well as the millions of Trekkies he believes will want to bid on "the ultimate piece of Star Trek memorabilia."
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Nov 19, 2005 - 52 comments

Felichan Esperanto Librotago

Today is World Esperanto Literature Day. December 15th is the birthday of the creator of Esperanto, Dr. L. L. Zamenhof. Don't speak Esperanto yet? You can learn Esperanto on the web, via email, or at home. After all of that learning you may want to relax by playing a game, watching a movie (starring William Shatner!) or listening to some music.
posted by Doug on Dec 15, 2004 - 29 comments

Oh dear god.

While everyone has heard of the legendary 1978 performance by William Shatner of Rocket Man, few have actually had the chance to see it. Now you can in a relatively-decent video file courtest of iFilm. (ASF link, via Mark Evanier)
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Nov 15, 2004 - 27 comments

Warp Speed, Mr. Folds!

William Shatner's new album hits the stores today. Produced by Ben Folds, of course.
posted by eustacescrubb on Oct 5, 2004 - 45 comments

Khaaan!!

Khaaan!! I have no idea why I find this amusing.
posted by reklaw on Apr 18, 2004 - 107 comments

he's dead, jim.

37 years ago, william shatner launched an unprecedented television sci-fi attack on the american public. (warning: disturbing images). i think this speaks for itself.
posted by quonsar on Mar 16, 2003 - 22 comments

"This is William Shatner's world. The rest of us just live in it."

"This is William Shatner's world. The rest of us just live in it." Warren Clements of The Globe and Mail on the Shatner phenomenon: "Shatner, who turns 71 on Friday, is in a golden stage of his career. . . . Shatner sticks his popular cultural head up more times than a target in a Whack-a-Mole game." No kidding. We sure do like our Shatner links here at ShatnerMetaFilter; here's another one for the pile.
posted by mcwetboy on Mar 19, 2002 - 14 comments

Step aside, Crusher!

Step aside, Crusher! Shatner's posting his personal thoughts in "Bill's Space", he's even got a discussion section where he asks fans to "continue this dialogue further". (via some guy named matt)
posted by owillis on Mar 6, 2002 - 16 comments

Make plans to be part of the biggest paintball game ever.

Make plans to be part of the biggest paintball game ever. Mark your calendars, set your schedule, sign up quick. August 31, 2002 will be a historical date in the annals of Paintball history. William Shatner, the man known to millions of fans as "Captain James T. Kirk" will lead one of the three teams attempting to control the destiny of the universe.
posted by tcobretti on Feb 17, 2002 - 15 comments

The Pre-Launch Site of WilliamShatner.com.

The Pre-Launch Site of WilliamShatner.com. Can't ... think.... Too ... many ... jokes....
posted by fraying on Nov 30, 2001 - 24 comments

They're auctioning off my childhood.

They're auctioning off my childhood. But I can always pick up the original Enterprise for only US$15,000. Starting bid, of course. Maybe I'd rather have Shatner's Kirk tunic -- a steal at only US$6,000.
posted by honkzilla on Nov 2, 2001 - 10 comments

I know what you've been thinking: "Yeah, Iron Chef is okay and all, but wouldn't it be a whole lot better with Captain Kirk presiding over it?" Fear no more, The mighty UPN is going to give you your wish.
posted by aaron on May 18, 2001 - 24 comments

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