Fact: Star Trek icon William Shatner served as narrator for the telecast of the Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California on Sunday night (17Jan16).
Quote: "There was never a conversation. It would have been interesting to see what their fertile imaginations could have done with somebody who is 20 years older than when Captain Kirk died (in Star Trek Generations) and how they would have explained the difference in appearance. But that never came up." William Shatner tells SFX Magazine he will not be reprising his role as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek Beyond, despite reports to the contrary.
Fact: Star Trek icon William Shatner made a surprise appearance at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards by dressing up as a stormtrooper from Star Wars. The actor was supposed to be part of an opening sketch that was "cancelled", and was to feature co-hosts Brad Paisley as 'Guitar Solo' and Carrie Underwood as 'Princess Carrie Fisher'. The blonde beauty's married name happens to be the same as Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher.
Quote: "We're all gonna plunder and pillage and Tokyo and Osaka and Seoul... We've never been there before... What are those four guys gonna do in that strange country, how are they gonna act and react...? It should be a lot of fun." William Shatner attempts to explain the premise of his new reality series, Better Late Than Never, in which he and fellow U.S. TV icon Henry Winkler and sports stars George Foreman and TERRY BRADSHAW attempt to tackle life in Asia.
Quote: "I'm driving it from Chicago to Los Angeles... and the weather that's coming in as we speak on the very route that we're taking through Amarillo, Texas and St. Louis is going to be flooded, so I don't know what we're gonna do." Actor William Shatner on his upcoming TV special, during which he rides a futuristic motorcycle, known as The Rivet, across America.
Tweet: "Has everyone wished Josh Groban a happy birthday? It's also the birthday of one of my favorite actresses @DameElizabeth". Star Trek icon William Shatner marks pal Groban's 33rd birthday on Thursday (27Feb14), the same day the late Elizabeth Taylor would have turned 82.
Tweet: "Mocha is doing a bit better. This past weekend was tough. She was in bad shape, we thought about putting her down. Took her to the hospital. The hospital rehydrated her and we brought her home and she started eating a little and drinking. She's on human medication right now." William Shatner has been worrying about the health of his poorly pooch Mocha, who suffers from an autoimmune disease.
Tweet: "Happy Birthday @Cher ! If we could only turn back time! My best, Bill". William Shatner sends his best wishes to the pop superstar, who turns 67 on Monday (20May13).
Quote: "He's gone too far this time. I think of him as a buddy of mine... I think it's time for J.J. and I to have another sushi and let me put him straight about two of the largest franchises and not employing me in either one of them; I think it's just foolhardy." William Shatner is not impressed by pal J.J. Abrams' plans to direct both Star Trek and Star Wars.
Fact: Star Trek veteran William Shatner is heading to Virginia on Saturday (01Dec12) to celebrate the retirement of the famed American aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. The 81 year old, who played James T. Kirk, the Tv show's captain of a fictional spaceship by the same name, will look on as the nuclear-powered vessel is celebrated during its inactivation ceremony at the Naval Station Norfolk.
Tweet: "Starbuck's operation went well. I will give you an update later. Thank you all for your positive thoughts." William Shatner's sick dog is recovering after undergoing surgery.
Tweet: "I don't normally ask but my dog Starbuck is undergoing surgery today. If you could send positive thoughts I would be most appreciative." Star Trek star William Shatner worries about his ailing pet pooch.
Quote: "The dogs knew I wasn't very serious about the commands and you could see them not wanting to be bothered with this stuff. They'd have this look, 'Oh God, I'd rather be stroked. You're not serious about having me sit down.' But when I started using a sterner tone the response was, 'Oh you're serious. All right. I'll sit.'" William Shatner has finally managed to train his unruly pooches.
Quote: "Star Trek had relationships and conflict among the relationships and stories that involved humanity and philosophical questions. Star Wars was special effects, was Ilm (visual-effects company Industrial Light & Magic) at its best... God knows what those actors looked like in reality with all those special effects... There's no telling what Ilm did for those faces and hairdos. They may have walked around with nothing on." Star Trek actor William Shatner takes aim at rival sci-fi franchise Star Wars.
Quote: "Look at what it's come to in England... It has risen to that point where the interest in people's lives has you break the law in order to get some... secret. It's terrible." William Shatner is disgusted by British tabloid the News of the World's phone-hacking scandal.
Fact: Actor William Shatner returned to his alma mater on Thursday (02Jun11) to be handed an honorary doctor of letters degree. The Star Trek icon also addressed 500 graduating students at MCGill University in Montreal, Canada and told them, "Don't be afraid of making an a** of yourself. I do it all the time and look what I got."
Fact: Star Trek legend William Shatner is set to serve as host for the Hollywood Charity Horse Show on 30 April (11). The event, to be held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, will feature a horse reigning competition as well as a performance from animal-loving singer Sheryl Crow.
Fact: William Shatner served up a Valentine's Day (14Feb11) treat for a young couple who won a TV contest to dine onstage during Monday night's CONAN show in the U.S. - he delivered a spoken-word version of Rihanna's Umbrella at the pair's table.
Fact: William Shatner's quirky duet with Chinese singing sensation LIN YU CHUN on late-night U.S. TV show LOPEZ TONIGHT! back in April (10) has been watched by over three million people on YouTube.com. The odd couple teamed up for a rendition of Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart.
Quote: "I think you need a broad, Irish-looking face to look good in a Stetson. If you have a narrow little Jewish face, you just look like a d**k with a big hat." William Shatner on finding the perfect hat.
Quote: "My legs don't work the same way. I can't run like I used to. I dream about running... I've had a hip replacement, and my legs are a little weak." William Shatner isn't as fit as he once was.
Quote: "Walk upstairs carefully. Be even more careful coming down. That's my sound advice to anybody over 25." Actor William Shatner.
Quote: "There is no doubt that there is life out there. In my mind, there is no doubt that the universe teems - teems - with life in all its forms." Star Trek legend William Shatner is convinced we are not alone.
Fact: William Shatner's tough-talking commercials for online travel company Priceline.com are paying off in a big way - the actor has reportedly made a $600 million (£375 million) fortune because he asked to be paid in stocks instead of cash. Priceline's stock soared to more than $250 (£156) last week (ends30Apr10) - a big jump from when he signed on with the company a decade ago, when stocks were valued at less than $2 (£1.30) a share.
Fact: A STAR TREK fan has launched an online campaign to win William Shatner a new political role as Governor General of Canada. The unnamed devotee has opened a page on Facebook.com, urging Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper to nominate the actor when Michaelle Jean relinquishes the title in September (10).
Fact: William Shatner teamed up with Internet singing sensation LIN YU CHUN on late-night TV in America on Wednesday night (21Apr10) - the pair duetted on a rendition of Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart on Lopez Tonight.
Fact: William Shatner is offering up his signed invitation to the new Star Trek premiere to the highest bidder to raise cash for the Hollywood Charity Horse Show charity. Ironically, the original Captain Kirk first met the new Star Trek leader, Chris Pine, at this year's (09) Horse Show.
Quote: "Nobody will tell me anything. I'm lost and bereft, I have no knowledge, I know nothing. So I have no idea what the story of the movie is." Original Star Trek actor William Shatner is disappointed to have been completely shut out of the new J.J. ABRAMS remake.
Quote: "How could you not put one of the founding figures into a movie that was being resurrected? That doesn't make good business sense. I've become even more popular than when I was playing Captain Kirk." William Shatner does nothing to disguise his jealously that former co-star Leonard Nimoy has reprised his role as Spock for a cameo appearance in the new Star Trek movie.
Quote: "He just needs attention, constant relentless attention. And he is jealous of anyone else who gets it. He can be charming witty and gracious, but it is all because he needs something." Former Star Trek actor George Takei makes sure that the rift between him and co-star William Shatner is no closer to healing.
Fact: William Shatner will open the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAGs) by offering a champagne toast on the red carpet at the prizegiving on 25 January (09). The Star Trek legend, a six-time nominee, stands to win his first Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series award for Boston Legal at this year's (09) SAGs. He and his castmates are also up for Best Ensemble.
Quote: "He was obviously hiding his homosexuality. Talk about festering... Finally, at the age of 70, he decides to come out of the closet and say 'I'm gay'. Like, who cares?" William Shatner pokes fun at former castmate George Takei, who married partner BRAD ALTMAN in September (08).
Quote: "I dont know how my life has become a thing where William Shatner talks to me through YouTube! I was such a huge fan of his, but we wrote a scene for him in the movie and it didnt feel right... He said publicly that doing a cameo didnt interest him, which I totally appreciate. But we did try." New Star Trek director J.J. ABRAMS on his attempts to include the original CAPTAIN KIRK, Shatner, in his sci-fi blockbuster. After turning down a cameo, Shatner went public with his disappointment that he would not be involved in cyberspace.
Fact: Emmy Award host Heidi Klum changed clothes a total of seven times at the event on Sunday (21Sep08) - where she was joined on stage by William Shatner, who helped co-host TOM BERGERON rip off a modest suit to reveal her first body baring costume change - a black sequin bodysuit.
Fact: Emmy Award host Heidi Klum changed clothes a total of seven times at the 60th annual event on Sunday (21Sep08) - where she was joined on stage by William Shatner, who helped co-host TOM BERGERON rip off a modest suit to reveal her first body baring costume change - black sequin hotpants.
Quote: "We have Oprah sessions. If I'm not working... we lie in bed and on comes Oprah and we do five Oprahs in a row... and the Oprah magazine in the toilet." William Shatner is a huge fan of OPRAH WINFREY.
Quote: "He came up to me the first day on the job and went, 'You're so big' and he looked at me and said, 'And you have so much hair.' To make him feel at ease, I said, 'Yes, but I have a small penis, so don't worry about it, BILL. It will be fine." Actor JOHN LARROQUETE on his first encounter with William Shatner on the set of U.S. TV drama BOSTON LEGAL.
Fact: Colin Farrell, John Cusack, William Shatner and DANNY DeVITO were among the A-list stars who turned out to watch the return performances of Carole King and James Taylor at Los Angeles' legendary music venue The Troubadour. The singer-songwriters gave six performances over three nights (28-30Nov07) on the stage that propelled their careers in the 1970s.
Quote: "Her little muscles contracted until the scene was over, and 'Bang!' Her water broke. I followed the trail for as long as I could and then I lost it." William Shatner recalls the chaos on the set of TV drama Boston Legal after pregnant co-star Julie Bowen's waters broke on Tuesday (10Apr07). The actress gave birth to baby boy Oliver later that night.
Fact: Star Trek actor William Shatner has been named the master of ceremonies for the Space Camp Hall of Fame induction banquet in June (07), celebrating the 25th anniversary of the US Space Camp. The event will honour 10 people who either attended Space Camp or have been major supporters of the program.
Quote: "I haven't waited in line for at least 30 years. I hear other people do it quite often." William Shatner comments on the perks of fame.
Fact: William Shatner is revisiting his Star Trek character, CAPTAIN JAMES T KIRK, in a series of new children's books. The actor has signed a deal with publishers Simon + Schuster to pen books about the young Kirk and his sidekick MR SPOCK.
Quote: "I was concentrating on the glisten and curve of her mouth and thinking, 'I can't wait to get my lips on that.'" William Shatner failed to grasp the significance of TV's first interracial kiss when he locked lips with Star Trek co-star Nichelle Nichols in the 1960s.
Fact: Former SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN star Lee Majors is teaming up with William Shatner and Robert Wagner to play a team of ageing action heroes in a new TV series. The actors, who have a combined age of 213, will play fallen TV stars who team up with a female private investigator to fight real crime.
Fact: STAR TREK star William Shatner is to front a new TV study on how important the sci-fi has become around the globe. HOW WILLIAM SHATNER CHANGED THE WORLD will debut on America's History Channel on Sunday (12MAR06).
Fact: <p>Star Trek actor William Shatner will host the inaugural Golden Groundhog Awards on 2 February (06) to honour the best underground movie of 2005. To qualify, competing films must have made less than $1 million (GBP556,000) at the US box office. </p>
Quote: <p>"Lenny is a dear friend and so I wanted him to be on the show but just the other day, Lenny said, 'Y'know, I've retired, I've put it all behind me,' so Leonard's not going to play." William Shatner is disappointed that old Star Trek pal Leonard Nimoy has chosen not to play a part alongside him in legal drama Boston Legal. </p>
Quote: <p>"I'm an example of what can happen if you don't drink, don't smoke, exercise every day, eat carefully, love passionately and eat Wheaties. Wheaties are good." Veteran actor William Shatner has a design for a good life. </p>