History Creator / WIlliamShatner

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."
29th Nov '16 5:46:01 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".
5th Nov '16 9:32:23 PM nombretomado
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Before ''Star Trek'', Shatner appeared in a supporting role in the widely acclaimed film ''Film/JudgmentAtNuremberg'', and was also [[TheTwilightZone1959 that guy that saw something on the wing]]. Shatner also starred as a cop in ''Series/TJHooker'', and was one of the core cast of ''Series/BostonLegal'', winning an Emmy for his role as the [[LargeHam bombastic]], [[CrazyAwesome possibly insane]] Denny Crane. He has also dabbled in RealityTV, hosting ''{{Rescue 911}}'' and the UPN version of ''IronChef''. His popular ''Tek War'' novels were adapted into a short-lived series and a video game, in both of which he played a supporting role. On the A&E Channel in 2008, he began ''Shatner's Raw Nerve'', an intimate interview show (no studio audience) where he talks with guest much like a news interview but done in a much more casual and friendly setting. In fall 2010, he starred as the title father in the CBS DomCom ''Series/ShitMyDadSays'', which only lasted one season.

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Before ''Star Trek'', Shatner appeared in a supporting role in the widely acclaimed film ''Film/JudgmentAtNuremberg'', and was also [[TheTwilightZone1959 that guy that saw something on the wing]]. Shatner also starred as a cop in ''Series/TJHooker'', and was one of the core cast of ''Series/BostonLegal'', winning an Emmy for his role as the [[LargeHam bombastic]], [[CrazyAwesome possibly insane]] Denny Crane. He has also dabbled in RealityTV, hosting ''{{Rescue 911}}'' and the UPN version of ''IronChef''.''Series/IronChef''. His popular ''Tek War'' novels were adapted into a short-lived series and a video game, in both of which he played a supporting role. On the A&E Channel in 2008, he began ''Shatner's Raw Nerve'', an intimate interview show (no studio audience) where he talks with guest much like a news interview but done in a much more casual and friendly setting. In fall 2010, he starred as the title father in the CBS DomCom ''Series/ShitMyDadSays'', which only lasted one season.
30th Sep '16 12:09:35 AM AuntSophia
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William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actors (Has lived in the US most of his life but as recently as 2013 said he wasn't a US citizen.) and one of the [[NarmCharm most charming]] [[LargeHam largest hams]] of all time. Most well-known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', he has offered an assortment of [[ChewingTheScenery impossibly intense, emotive performances]], [[PunctuatedForEmphasis often...including! oddly-placed...emphasis and...pauses!]] His recitation of the Preamble to the US Constitution in the episode "The Omega Glory" is legendary: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b56e0u0EgQ WEEEEE . . . the PEEEE-ple!]]"

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William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actors actor (Has lived in the US most of his life but as recently as 2013 said he wasn't a US citizen.) and one of the [[NarmCharm most charming]] [[LargeHam largest hams]] of all time. Most well-known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', he has offered an assortment of [[ChewingTheScenery impossibly intense, emotive performances]], [[PunctuatedForEmphasis often...including! oddly-placed...emphasis and...pauses!]] His recitation of the Preamble to the US Constitution in the episode "The Omega Glory" is legendary: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b56e0u0EgQ WEEEEE . . . the PEEEE-ple!]]"
30th Sep '16 12:09:13 AM AuntSophia
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William Alan Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian-born American actor (he became a Naturalized U.S. citizen in 2004) and one of the [[NarmCharm most charming]] [[LargeHam largest hams]] of all time. Most well-known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', he has offered an assortment of [[ChewingTheScenery impossibly intense, emotive performances]], [[PunctuatedForEmphasis often...including! oddly-placed...emphasis and...pauses!]] His recitation of the Preamble to the US Constitution in the episode "The Omega Glory" is legendary: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b56e0u0EgQ WEEEEE . . . the PEEEE-ple!]]"

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William Alan Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian-born American actor (he became a Naturalized U.S. citizen Canadian actors (Has lived in 2004) the US most of his life but as recently as 2013 said he wasn't a US citizen.) and one of the [[NarmCharm most charming]] [[LargeHam largest hams]] of all time. Most well-known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', he has offered an assortment of [[ChewingTheScenery impossibly intense, emotive performances]], [[PunctuatedForEmphasis often...including! oddly-placed...emphasis and...pauses!]] His recitation of the Preamble to the US Constitution in the episode "The Omega Glory" is legendary: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b56e0u0EgQ WEEEEE . . . the PEEEE-ple!]]"
4th Sep '16 10:16:09 PM Tre
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Is currently the host and narrator of a SpeculativeDocumentary series on {{SyFy}} called ''Series/WeirdOrWhat''.

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Is currently Was also the host and narrator of a SpeculativeDocumentary series on {{SyFy}} Creator/{{Syfy}} called ''Series/WeirdOrWhat''.
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