The actor shot to fame as Captain James T Kirk, commander of the starship USS Enterprise, in the sci-fi series, which originally ran from 1966 to 1969.
The star of "Senior Moment" and "Star Trek" says that the #MeToo movement caught older generations by surprise.
George Takei tries to tune his "Star Trek" co-star out, yet can't help but laugh when he hears William Shatner's disparaging comments.
Patrick Stewart is employing his classical acting training to sooth and calm panic over the spreading coronavirus outbreak.
In a world where remakes and reboots have monopolised the movie business, the notion of William Shatner returning as (the late) Captain James Tiberius Kirk really isn't so outlandish, right?
The long-held rivalry between Star Wars and Star Trek had another opportunity to manifest itself this weekend.
It was only appropriate that Billy Nye say a few words before the Governors Award presentation for <em>Star Trek </em>at the Creative Arts Emmys. After being introduced by Hayma Washington, Nye said of <em>Star Trek</em>: “It may have started off as an entertainment series but it changed the world — and I feel that it changed the world for the better.” The monolithic sci-fi franchise, as Nye put it, looked at how takes a look at the universe and beyond in “perfect and imperfect harmony.”…
The Star Trek legend really went for it on Twitter yesterday, after a fan appeared to be accusing him of yelling at someone who asked him for an autograph.
William Shatner thinks there was something rotten in the state of the USS Enterprise when it came to the death of Leonard Nimoy's Mr Spock.
Report states that the late actor had finished recording his role for upcoming movie 'Batman Vs. Two-Face.'
Let’s face it, they do pretty well money-wise in their day jobs on the big and small screen. But for these stars, hocking a product proved really lucrative.
Star Trek is celebrating it’s 50 year anniversary this year and the franchise is still going strong, with a hit movie out this summer and a new series in development. For many fans though the definitive ‘Trek’ was the original series, fronted expertly by William Shatner. In 1968, while the original 'Star Trek’ series was still airing on US TV, William Shatner unleashed his musical career on the unsuspecting public.
‘Star Trek V: The Final Frontier’ is widely regarded as the worst of all the ‘Star Trek’ movie series. Series creator Gene Rodenberry didn’t like the ‘search for God’ element of the story, and it got absolutely eviscerated by the critics. ...
It’s been 50 years since Captain James T Kirk and pointy-eared pal Spock first strode onto our television screens, bringing us wide-eyed Apollo-era optimism, the world’s first interracial TV snog and furry space critters named Tribbles. It would be another 13 years, in the wake of Star Wars’ spectacular box office success, before the crew of the Enterprise made it to the big screen with 1979’s middling ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’. Since then there have been a round dozen films in total, with a 13th, the Simon Pegg-penned ‘Star Trek: Beyond’, due to hit multiplexes later this month.
As Michael J. Fox’s ‘Teen Wolf’ celebrates its 30th anniversary, we expose cinema’s most heinous efforts to plunder quick money by adding to a franchise (hint: it includes 1987’s rubbish ‘Teen Wolf Too’). Yes it was made by the Cartoon Network, but Josh Flitter’s effort as Ace’s son demonstrates just how startling Jim Carrey’s performance is. Jamie Kennedy plays a man who finds the original mask and conceives a baby while still wearing it (ewwww), thus bestowing the powers of Norse god Loki on his son.
William Shatner has told how his friend and former co-star Leonard Nimoy stopped talking to him in the years before his death. A rift developed between the two, one that Shatner says he is still confounded by, particularly because he describes Nimoy as the only real friend he ever had. In a new book by Shatner called ‘Leonard: My Fifty-Year Relationship With A Remarkable Man’, he says the pair stopped talking after Nimoy said he wouldn’t be involved in a film Shatner was making.
Shatner’s Kirk met his end alongside Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard whilst battling an evil Malcolm McDowell in 1994′s ‘Star Trek: Generations,’ the movie which saw the big screen torch passed to the crew of ‘Star Trek: the Next Generation’ after six films starring the original series cast.
Despite rumours that the 84-year-old ‘Star Trek’ star would reprise the role of Captain Kirk in ‘Star Trek Beyond’, it seems he won’t be beaming back aboard the Enterprise after all. Of course, his ‘Star Trek’ co-star Leonard Nimoy had already appeared in nostalgia-inducing cameos in both ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’… and Shatner even came close to appearing in the 2009 reboot.
CBS Television Studios has announced that ‘Star Trek’ will return to the small screen in 2017 with a brand new original series. Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote and produced the recent ‘Star Trek’ reboot films, will serve as executive producer on the show that will debut with a “special preview broadcast” on CBS, with the subsequent series appearing on CBS All Access, the network’s paid for VOD (video on demand) service. In a blog post on StarTrek.com it was revealed: “The brand-new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.” “There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s 50th anniversary celebration,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. “Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we’re excited to launch its next television chapter in the creative mind and skilled hands of Alex Kurtzman, someone who knows this world and its audience intimately.” - Steve Jobs Flop - Shatner Disses Star Wars It’s not clear whether the new TV show will be connected in any way to the reboot films, but the press release states clearly: “The new television series is not related to the upcoming feature film ‘Star Trek Beyond’”.
William Shatner may not have been able to attend Leonard Nimoy’s funeral (he was out of town at a charity function), but that didn’t stop the original Captain Kirk from paying tribute to his old friend in the most amazing fashion. The former ‘Star Trek’ actor cryptically put out a request for “Live Long and Prosper” selfies to his 2.2m Twitter followers at the start of August, saying: “I need everyone’s help. The photo showing Leonard Nimoy making the famous Vulcan hand gesture is made up of thousands of selfies each one showing ‘Star Trek’ fans mirroring the “Live Long and Prosper” pose.