Tag Archives: William Shatner
The biggest problem with the "Star Wars" prequels (besides, you know, Jar-Jar) was in the intervening 15 years between episodes fans had basically made those movies in their heads, and nothing could live up to the majesty of whatever they had concocted.
Luckily, J.J. Abrams has taken that into consideration, and seems open to taking suggestions directly from fanboys as he crafts "Star Wars Episode VII," as in last night's interview with Jimmy Kimmel where he took pointers from a guy with a light saber and a fat dude in Slave Leia drag (natch). And, surprise, O.G. "Star Trek" stars Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and William Shatner popped up to offer their own expert opinions. Get More »
While most sci-fi fans are over the moon about "Star Trek Into Darkness" and the whole J.J. Abrams reboot, you may be surprised to learn that there are still quite a few "Star Trek" traditionalists who decry the new films as a monstrous blasphemy. A self-professed "Star Wars" fan turning "Star Trek" into a shoot first and ask questions later action franchise? No way.
And that got us wondering: Which is actually better, the new "Star Trek" or the old "Star Trek"? Get More »
William Shatner is more than just a film icon, he's a national treasure. From "Star Trek" to "T.J. Hooker" to The Priceline Negotiator to his amazing career as a musician (seriously, check out his 2004 album "Has Been"), Shatner has pretty much done everything there is to do in show business.
In a marked departure from the tradition of the franchise, word on the street in the galaxy is that the next "Star Trek" installment will not feature any original cast members. That's right. Not a one.
That means no William Shatner (who seems pretty booked up with his Priceline commercials anyway), no Leonard Nimony (who appeared as Spock in the last flick), no… you get the picture. Get More »
Fans of science fiction have come to love George Takei as Sulu on "Star Trek," an outspoken civil rights advocate in his personal life, and a guy who looks darn good in pleated slacks and a polo. But perhaps the most important role in of his career is that of mediator between two of Hollywood's premier nutcases.
Hot on the heels of William Shatner and Carrie Fisher's videos arguing the relative merits of "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" comes Takei's own YouTube contribution.
So what does he choose? Like anyone who's had to stop two children from fighting over a toy, Takei takes the high road by introducing a distraction in the form of a common enemy to create peace between the feuding sides. Get More »
There are some age-old questions that beg to be answered -- why are we here? Could Van Damme beat Stallone in a thumb war? When Ryan Gosling runs for President, will anyone have the heart to tell him no?
And then there are some, like the relative merits of "Star Wars" versus "Star Trek" that may never find a resolution… until now.
Sci-fi legends William Shatner and Carrie Fisher have taken to the internet to prove once and for all which beloved franchise is the best. Get More »
Just when you thought all of your weird William Shatner fantasies had been fulfilled (thanks, Priceline commercials!), the "Star Trek" star is back with his A-game in the trailer for upcoming documentary "The Captains" (via Slashfilm).
The film, which was produced and directed by the octogenarian ladykiller, goes where no where no man has gone before, detailing Shatner's meetings with the actors who have helmed the ship in the TV and movie incarnations of "Star Trek."
"The Captains," which premieres on July 21st on the Epix HD channel, explores Shatner's contributions to the iconic "Star Trek" franchise since his arrival on the Enterprise in 1966 , in addition to interviews with former captains including Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, and Scott Bakula. Get More »