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William Shatner Contributes To U.k. Parliament Debate


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The veteran star, who played Captain Kirk in the sci-fi TV and movie franchise, contributed a statement which was read out as British Members of Parliament (MPs) discussed the topic on Thursday (14Jan16).

"Space is one of the last known frontiers, mostly untouched by mankind in his politics," he was quoted as saying by Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) MP Philippa Whitford.

"In opening a debate on this subject, it is is my hope that you take the tenets of Star Trek's prime directive to universally and peacefully share in the exploration of it. I wish you all a wonderful debate. My best, Bill."

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William Shatner Struggling To Make Star Trek Anniversary Show


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Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in the original 1960s series and the movie spin-offs, has been attempting to strike a deal to make a one-off TV show to commemorate the landmark, but he is not having much luck.

The star admits he is yet to speak to Paramount Pictures, the company which owns the rights to the current Star Trek film franchise, but he has been in talks to potentially give the special a musical twist.

"I'm attempting to sell a 50th anniversary show, but so far I've had very little luck," Shatner tells the Press Association. "Maybe because Paramount's going to do their own - but I don't know how they can do their own without me. I've never been contacted... I've been actively trying to do a 50th anniversary show... We had a big company say, 'What about a musical or a music variety show?' That got some traction - but nothing's come of it yet."

William Shatner Teases 'Star Trek: The Musical' For Franchise's 50th Anniversary


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William Shatner has some ideas as to how to celebrate ‘Star Trek’s’ upcoming 50th anniversary and they even include a musical. Speaking to the Press Association, Shatner said he's been trying to bring the whole cast together to celebrate half a century of the iconic franchise and has even pitched a musical and a variety show.

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"I'm attempting to sell a 50th anniversary show, but so far I've had very little luck. Maybe because Paramount's going to do their own - but I don't know how they can do their own without me. I've never been contacted,” Shatner said.

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William Shatner Releasing Graphic Novel Series Based On Man O' War Books


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The Star Trek star recently launched his comic books label and has been working on a new series with the genre's godfather Stan Lee, and now Shatner plans to adapt the entire Man O' War series as William Shatner: Chronicles Of War.

The graphic novels will take place in the future and will follow the first generation of humans raised on Mars. Shatner explains he was inspired by the American Revolution and the struggle of Syrian refugees.

“The older generation, people coming out of Syria for example, emigrating out of countries that are no longer home, carry with them literally and figuratively a lot of baggage,” he says. “It’s only the kids growing up that begin to have the courage that they actually belong in that country, and to express the essence of humanity which is, 'I want to be free to express myself'.”

New Star Trek Tv Series Set To Premiere In 2017


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Bosses at U.S. network CBS have recruited Alex Kurtzman to executive produce the show after co-writing and producing recent movie adaptations Star Trek and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness.

A statement released by CBS TV Studios President David Stapf reads: "There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series than on the heels of the original show's 50th anniversary celebration.

"Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we're excited to launch its next television chapter in the creative mind and skilled hands of Alex Kurtzman, someone who knows this world and its audience intimately."

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William Shatner To Receive Voice Arts Icon Award


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The actor has been lending his vocals to characters in animated films like Over the Hedge, Osmosis Jones and Escape from Planet Earth, and now he has been selected to receive the Voice Arts Icon Award, following in the footsteps of James Earl Jones, who took home the inaugural title last year (14).

In a statement, Shatner writes, "In voiceover work, the fewer the words, the better the message. I am honored by this award."

Meanwhile, Coming to America star John Amos is up for Outstanding Body of Work, The Cosby Show actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner is shortlisted for Outstanding Spoken Word or Storytelling for Best Performance, and Beyonce has earned a nomination for her part in the audiobook version of nutritionist Marco Borges' The 22-Day Revolution.

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William Shatner: I Haven't Spoken To George Takei In 25 Years


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William Shatner hasn't spoken to George Takei in 25 years.

The 84-year-old actor - who appeared as Captain James Kirk in the popular sci-fi series 'Star Trek' - has revealed he's retained no relationship with his former on-screen co-star, describing him as ''disturbed''.

He said: ''He is a very disturbed individual, the truth of the matter is.

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William Shatner Slams George Takei


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William Shatner has branded George Takei a ''disturbed individual''.

The 84-year-old actor has blasted his former 'Star Trek' co-star and admitted he hasn't had any contact with him in over 25 years.

He said: ''He is a very disturbed individual, the truth of the matter is.

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William Shatner Working On Leonard Nimoy Book


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The actor is putting pen to paper to memorialise his Star Trek co-star in a book called Leonard: A 50 Year Friendship, and he has been interviewing friends and colleagues from Nimoy's past to gather material for the tome, reports Showbiz411.com.

The book, which will recount the pair's longtime friendship, is reportedly slated for release in 2016 by the St. Martin's Press publishing house.

Nimoy died in February (15) at the age of 83.

William Shatner Leads Tributes To Yvonne Craig


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Craig, 78, best known for her portrayal of Batgirl in Adam West's Batman TV show, passed away at her home in California following a battle with cancer, and her famous contemporaries have since gone online to express their sadness at her passing.

The former ballet dancer starred as an alien seductress in a 1969 episode of Star Trek and shared several scenes with Captain James T. Kirk, played by Shatner, who writes in a post on Twitter.com, "Sad to learn of Yvonne's passing. As Batgirl she was one of America's sweethearts."

Fellow 1960s TV star Patty Duke also joined the tributes, writing on the social network, "Sad to hear of Yvonne Craig's passing. RIP," while singer Nancy Sinatra tweets, "Farewell old friend and godspeed."

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2015 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day

William Shatner - 2015 NBCUniversal Summer press day - Arrrivals at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa - Pasadena, California, United States - Thursday 2nd April 2015

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2015 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day

William Shatner - Celebrities attend 2015 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 2nd April 2015

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Christopher Plummer's Hand And Footprint Ceremony At The TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX

Christopher Plummer, Shirley Maclaine, William Shatner and Alex Trebek - Hollywood legend Christopher Plummer's hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX during the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival at TCL CHINESE THEATRE IMAX - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 27th March 2015

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Christopher Plummer Handprint And Footprint Ceremony

William Shatner - Christopher Plummer Handprint and Footprint Ceremony at the Chinese Theater at TCL Chinese Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 27th March 2015

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Christopher Plummer Hand And Footprint Ceremony TCL Chinese Theatere IMAX

William Shatner - TCM Honor Academy Award Winning Screen Legend Christopher Plummer with Hand and Footprint Ceremony at TCL CHINESE THEATRE IMAX - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 27th March 2015

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William Shatner

Date of birth

22nd March, 1931

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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