It was a match made on Twitter, between William Shatner and Commander Chris Hadfield, between an incredulous Canadian who played television’s boldest space captain, and a completely credulous spaceman who’s due to become the first Canadian to command the International Space Station soon. But the two are ready to take their relationship off of Twitter and to an equally public space: a live-streamed conference call between the Earthbound actor who inspired so many real astronauts, and the astronaut who’s inspiring a lot of earthbound folks with his dedication to social media.
It’s one thing to see science and science-fiction collide in something like the real sonic screwdriver, but it’s another when characters are involved. Star Trek’s own Captain Kirk, William Shatner, was recently spotted tweeting at the Canadian Space Agency’s Commander Chris Hadfield. About space. While Hadfield was actually in space headed for the International Space Station. It doesn’t get much better than this, folks.
The identity of the best captain to ever helm the Enterprise in a Star Trek show is one of the most contentious in the fandom, and certainly the actors who play those five captains have been known to dabble in the controversy from time to time. But Kate Mulgrew, the only female captain of the franchise, may have just shown us that she has the biggest… ah… warp cores.
I’m a die-hard Trekker but that doesn’t mean I have to love everyone who’s ever acting in the long-running saga. For every George Takei or Wil Wheaton, there’s a William Shatner. The Star Trek actor has certainly made a niche for himself in recent years acting as the spokesperson for Priceline and performing in other comedic offerings but he’s also turning into a documentarian. Previously he directed The Captains, a film more suited to his expertise, and aTrek fan documentary called Get a Life, but now he’s set his sights on fans of Xena: Warrior Princess and it’s safe to say he’s out of his depth.
All five Star Trek captains joined forces for the first time ever to bestow some cosmic wisdom on a Q+A panel at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con. Watch as William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula set their phasers on stunning Trekkies with their stardom!
Here is what you need to know about this interview with Leonard Nimoy from Hero Complex: Yes, there is an “impression” of his Star Trek co-star William Shatner, and it is in the very last couple of minutes. But there is a ton of Trekkie gold in this interview — which lasts about 15 minutes, so plan accordingly — like how Nimoy came up with the “Live long and prosper” hand gesture and which episodes of the show he likes to poke fun at. A perfect way to spend the last few minutes of a Friday before a holiday weekend!
Captain Kirk and Captain Picard have shared screen-time before in the beloved Star Trek franchise but now they’ll travel to space together in real life. No, actors William Shatner and Sir Patrick Stewart won’t be boarding a space craft, their action figures will.
Well, it’s a great day to be the author of a lost Star Trek episode. Not long ago, we told you about Norman Spinrad, a writer on Star Trek: The Original Series who was commissioned by Gene Roddenberry to write a script that would provide a comeback opportunity for Milton Berle. It was never made, and Spinrad thought it was lost forever until a fan approached him with a copy of it. Now, 45 years later, the fan-produced web series, Star Trek: Phase II, has announced that they’ll be shooting Spinrad’s script, and the writer has a new actor in mind to play the role meant for Berle — William Shatner.