History Creator / WIlliamShatner

13th Oct '17 12:48:38 PM MarkLungo
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* HeReallyCanAct: Not that his fans would believe otherwise, but in an episode of MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, he gives a beautifully understated and heartfelt performance that most viewers didn't realize he was playing the character until the end credits.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: "I don't say sabotage. You say 'sabotage,' I say 'sabba-tadge.'"[[note]]Thus the inclusion of the Beastie Boys song "Sabotage" in the [[Film/StarTrek reboot]].[[/note]]

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* HeReallyCanAct: Not that his fans would believe otherwise, but in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E13ThePerfectPear an episode episode]] of MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', he gives such a beautifully understated and heartfelt performance that most viewers didn't realize he was playing the character until the end credits.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: "I don't say sabotage. You say 'sabotage,' I say 'sabba-tadge.'"[[note]]Thus the inclusion of the Beastie Boys Music/BeastieBoys song "Sabotage" in the [[Film/StarTrek reboot]].[[/note]]
13th Oct '17 12:46:44 PM MarkLungo
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-->'''Shatner:''' While talking to Patrick about his dedication to the craft, it came to me suddenly that during the filming of the series, I'd basically been a lazy bum, turning in hack performances for an easy paycheck. I'd been doing them a complete disservice to the other actors. Unfortunately, it was too late to apologize to Creator/JamesDoohan or Creator/DeForestKelly, but I did get a chance to apologize to Leonard before he died. The magnanimous son-of-a-bitch forgave me.

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-->'''Shatner:''' While talking to Patrick about his dedication to the craft, it came to me suddenly that during the filming of the series, I'd basically been a lazy bum, turning in hack performances for an easy paycheck. I'd been doing them a complete disservice to the other actors. Unfortunately, it was too late to apologize to Creator/JamesDoohan or Creator/DeForestKelly, Creator/DeForestKelley, but I did get a chance to apologize to Leonard before he died. The magnanimous son-of-a-bitch forgave me.
13th Jul '17 5:06:47 AM StFan
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* {{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}}: "I don't say sabotage. You say 'sabotage,' I say 'sabba-tadge.'"[[note]]Thus the inclusion of the Beastie Boys song "Sabotage" in the [[Film/StarTrek reboot]].[[/note]]

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* {{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}}: ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: "I don't say sabotage. You say 'sabotage,' I say 'sabba-tadge.'"[[note]]Thus the inclusion of the Beastie Boys song "Sabotage" in the [[Film/StarTrek reboot]].[[/note]]



-->'''Shatner:''' "While talking to Patrick about his dedication to the craft, it came to me suddenly that during the filming of the series, I'd basically been a lazy bum, turning in hack performances for an easy paycheck. I'd been doing them a complete disservice to the other actors. Unfortunately, it was too late to apologize to Creator/JamesDoohan or Creator/DeForestKelly, but I did get a chance to apologize to Leonard before he died. The magnanimous son-of-a-bitch forgave me."
* {{Kayfabe}}: On his Twitter feed, Shatner routinely talks to NASA and [[http://www.esa.int ESA (European Space Agency)]]. Not only do they share information on what missions they are conducting, they address him as "Captain."

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-->'''Shatner:''' "While While talking to Patrick about his dedication to the craft, it came to me suddenly that during the filming of the series, I'd basically been a lazy bum, turning in hack performances for an easy paycheck. I'd been doing them a complete disservice to the other actors. Unfortunately, it was too late to apologize to Creator/JamesDoohan or Creator/DeForestKelly, but I did get a chance to apologize to Leonard before he died. The magnanimous son-of-a-bitch forgave me."
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* {{Kayfabe}}: On his Twitter feed, Shatner routinely talks to NASA and [[http://www.esa.int ESA (European Space Agency)]]. Not only do they share information on what missions they are conducting, they address him as "Captain.""Captain".
26th Jun '17 10:00:40 PM bweb
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* HeReallyCanAct: Not that his fans would believe otherwise, but in an episode of MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, he gives a beautifully understated and heartfelt performance that most viewers didn't realize he was playing the character until the end credits.
30th May '17 7:07:45 PM nombretomado
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* RageQuit: He did this on a celebrity episode of ''WheelOfFortune'' in 1997. And let's not forget the infamous chair-throwing incident on ''[[Series/{{Pyramid}} The $20,000 Pyramid]]''....

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* RageQuit: He did this on a celebrity episode of ''WheelOfFortune'' ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' in 1997. And let's not forget the infamous chair-throwing incident on ''[[Series/{{Pyramid}} The $20,000 Pyramid]]''....
8th Apr '17 12:18:55 PM nombretomado
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Not to mention his famed "Get a Life" sketch on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', wherein he berated ''Trek'' fans for [[BasementDweller living in their parents' basement]]; this later became the title of his 1999 autobiography, in which he self-deprecatingly admits he didn't give ''Trek'' fans enough credit. He has since been known to show up at conventions in Klingon guise, confirming that, decades later, he is finally {{one of us}}. Since then, he's joined {{reddit}} (username "williamshatner"), where he refuses to be treated as a celebrity.

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Not to mention his famed "Get a Life" sketch on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', wherein he berated ''Trek'' fans for [[BasementDweller living in their parents' basement]]; this later became the title of his 1999 autobiography, in which he self-deprecatingly admits he didn't give ''Trek'' fans enough credit. He has since been known to show up at conventions in Klingon guise, confirming that, decades later, he is finally {{one of us}}. Since then, he's joined {{reddit}} {{Website/Reddit}} (username "williamshatner"), where he refuses to be treated as a celebrity.
14th Mar '17 2:24:13 PM jellymouse15
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**This is not an uncommon speech pattern in Canada, where the short "a" (not to be confused with "eh") sound often appears where the rest of the English-speaking world uses the broad "a" sound. For example, "pasta" may be pronounced "passed-a." Also, every time Kirk says "Nazi" in "Patterns of Force."
25th Feb '17 5:35:22 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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->''"'Has been' implies failure. Not so. 'Has been' is history. 'Has been' ''was.'' 'Has been'...''might again''."''

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->''"'Has been' implies failure. Not so. 'Has been' is history. 'Has been' ''was.'' 'Has been'... ''might again''."''



In the late [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]], Creator/ConanOBrien picked up the gag: "To read the speeches of UsefulNotes/SarahPalin in the style they were meant to be performed, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1pH5DGmDYY beat poetry]], please welcome Emmy-award winner and master thespian William Shatner." Shatner also read some of Levi Johnston's writings...and once, Palin went on ''Series/TheTonightShow'' to strike back, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM-mgBvCJmo reading from Shatner's autobiography]].

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In the late [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]], Creator/ConanOBrien picked up the gag: "To read the speeches of UsefulNotes/SarahPalin in the style they were meant to be performed, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1pH5DGmDYY beat poetry]], please welcome Emmy-award winner and master thespian William Shatner." Shatner also read some of Levi Johnston's writings... and once, Palin went on ''Series/TheTonightShow'' to strike back, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM-mgBvCJmo reading from Shatner's autobiography]].



* The first, more accurate example of a Shatner impression was a result of how scripts tended to be delivered on the show...revised, often, and late. He basically said that the pauses sometimes came from struggling to remember a line he might have been given ten minutes ago and certainly hadn't rehearsed, and the rush came from making sure it would still fit into the allotted camera time. He also claims that the overall hamminess was because he really wanted the show to succeed, and so he "put everything! I! had! ... intotherole.")
* Back in his theater days, he was tapped at the last second to play a major role in ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar''. He spent most of the time trying desperately to remember his lines and not screw up...and woke up to critical praise for his "[[AchievementsInIgnorance brilliant reinvention of Shakespeare]]." Hey, if it ain't broke...

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* The first, more accurate example of a Shatner impression was a result of how scripts tended to be delivered on the show... revised, often, and late. He basically said that the pauses sometimes came from struggling to remember a line he might have been given ten minutes ago and certainly hadn't rehearsed, and the rush came from making sure it would still fit into the allotted camera time. He also claims that the overall hamminess was because he really wanted the show to succeed, and so he "put everything! I! had! ... intotherole.")
* Back in his theater days, he was tapped at the last second to play a major role in ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar''. He spent most of the time trying desperately to remember his lines and not screw up... and woke up to critical praise for his "[[AchievementsInIgnorance brilliant reinvention of Shakespeare]]." Hey, if it ain't broke...broke....



In 2010, there was a movement about to have him appointed the next Governor-General of {{Canada|Eh}}. For those who don't know, the Governor-General is the Queen's representative in Ottawa, and one of his/her most important jobs is to deliver the "Throne Speech," which is a speech outlining the government's intended plans for the next year. It'd be worth it just to hear him read it. Alas, the government chose a far more appropriate candidate, but no doubt everyone will try again the next time a new viceroy is to be appointed; this will not happen until 2017, as although governors-general are usually appointed every five years, there's no official term length, and because of the risk that the 2015 election would result in a hung parliament, the 2010 selectee agreed to stay on two extra years to manage the potential instability. As it happens, the 2015 election resulted in a solid Liberal majority, so who knows...

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In 2010, there was a movement about to have him appointed the next Governor-General of {{Canada|Eh}}. For those who don't know, the Governor-General is the Queen's representative in Ottawa, and one of his/her most important jobs is to deliver the "Throne Speech," which is a speech outlining the government's intended plans for the next year. It'd be worth it just to hear him read it. Alas, the government chose a far more appropriate candidate, but no doubt everyone will try again the next time a new viceroy is to be appointed; this will not happen until 2017, as although governors-general are usually appointed every five years, there's no official term length, and because of the risk that the 2015 election would result in a hung parliament, the 2010 selectee agreed to stay on two extra years to manage the potential instability. As it happens, the 2015 election resulted in a solid Liberal majority, so who knows...
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* CanadaEh \ FakeAmerican: He was born and raised in UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}}, attending college at [=McGill=].

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* CanadaEh \ FakeAmerican: CanadaEh[=/=]FakeAmerican: He was born and raised in UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}}, attending college at [=McGill=].



* OutsiderMusic: His musical career is...well...eccentric. Must of it is talking rather than singing, with odd pauses, and therefore identified by Irwin Chusid as "outsider music."

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* OutsiderMusic: His musical career is...well... well... eccentric. Must of it is talking rather than singing, with odd pauses, and therefore identified by Irwin Chusid as "outsider music."
1st Dec '16 11:22:11 AM HawkbitAlpha
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* SayMyName: The trope formerly known as "The Khan."

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* SayMyName: [[TheTropeFormerlyKnownAsX The trope formerly known as "The Khan.""]]
29th Nov '16 5:49:30 AM AriRockefeller
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* {{Kayfabe}}: On his Twitter feed, Shatner routinely talks to NASA and [[http://www.esa.int ESA (European Space Agency)]]. Not only do they share information on what missions they are conducting, they address him as "Captain".

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* {{Kayfabe}}: On his Twitter feed, Shatner routinely talks to NASA and [[http://www.esa.int ESA (European Space Agency)]]. Not only do they share information on what missions they are conducting, they address him as "Captain"."Captain."
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