Sunday, February 27, 2011

Our Wonderful Wizard in Oz + The Title of Shatner's New Book Revealed!


While in Melbourne, Australia William Shatner sat down with the Courier Mail for a quick, but nifty retrospective interview.  Some highlights include:

"When you think there are shows like The Twilight Zone that I did that were even worse in terms of effects, with a furry little man on a wing, but it still remains in the public domain and is very popular to this day. But were you to look at it through an objective eye, rather than suspension of disbelief, you would see a furry little man on a wing and an actor trying to pretend it's not. So when you suspend that disbelief - and if I have been helpful making the audience do that - and you are into the show and the entertainment then you don't even see the irony."

"One place you won't likely see him is in the sequel to J.J. Abrams' hit reboot of the Star Trek movie franchise.  His old friend Leonard Nimoy played a key role as Spock in the last one, leaving Shatner a little miffed to be overlooked.  While he is certainly up for it, he has made it clear he's not really interested in a Captain Kirk cameo. `I would be so interested in doing it, especially with that wonderful director J.J. Abrams, but I don't see how it's possible and maybe we all have gone beyond that. But I have shot a wonderful documentary where I talk to all the captains of Star Trek and try to find a common denominator and in the meantime have some fun talking to them about them and their lives.'''

Also, hidden within the article we finally learn the title of Shatner's new book...Shatner's Rules!  Very cool.  Gives us some idea of what to expect.  Maybe something like Bill Maher's New Rules but with a little more of that "I CAN'T GET BEHIND THAT!!!" Shatner enthusiasm.

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