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TrekToday May 24 2008 12:38 AM

Shatner on Shatner
 
<font color=yellow>William Shatner</font> tends to leap before he thinks, which sometimes gets him into trouble.<p>As reported by <A class="link" HREF="http://www.newsweek.com">Newsweek</A>, Shatner tends to act first and think later. When asked why he engages in risky behavior, such as riding a motorcycle without a helmet, he said, "I keep thinking that I'm not going to get hurt. That somebody else is going to get hurt, not me. The stuntman can get hurt."<p>Shatner's impetuous behavior includes verbal as well as physical actions. "Things people say strike me as amusing, and I am prone to saying out loud what everybody's thinking," he admitted. When asked about self-parody, he said "It's not something I'm doing consciously."<p>In an article posted by <A class="link" HREF="http://www.theglobeandmail.com">The Globe and Mail</A>, Shatner's recollection of a past event as recounted in his new autobiography doesn't square with what actually happened. "As long as I live, I will never forget Don Cherry." <font color=yellow>Don Cherry</font> is a Canadian television personality who was a hockey player in his younger days. Shatner claimed to have performed in <i>Henry V</i> in Ontario with Cherry back in 1956. <p>At the time, Cherry was a hockey player with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. And the only "Don" listed on the official playbill for <i>Henry VI</i> was a <font color=yellow>Don Davis</font>. "Bill just got a little confused," said <font color=yellow>Ann Swerdfager</font>, Stratford media manager, whose father Bruce was in the very same play that night portraying the Earl of Cambridge. But Shatner is sticking to his guns. "Bill is certain...that the name of the person is Don Cherry" said <font color=yellow>Peter Joseph</font>, who is Shatner's editor; "a Don Cherry who is not the other Don Cherry." The only time that the two men's paths actually crossed was in 2006 when both voiced animated characters in the Disney film <i>The Wild</i>, where Shatner voiced a wildebeest and Cherry voiced a penguin.<p>Making the rounds to promote his autobiography, Shatner appeared on <i>Fox & Friends</i> as seen in the video located <A class="link" HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORDaNDxLFVo">here</A>. He described his autobiography as a "book about the incredible things that would happen and trying to rise above, it's my life." <p>Shatner also discussed his relationship with <font color=yellow>Leonard Nimoy</font>. "Leonard and I are brothers now. It takes time. I was probably, this was so many years ago, they were giving it a lot more life and breath than it deserved, I probably was jealous of Leonard's popularity and it came out in quirky behavior on occasion. But for the most part, he's a great guy and I loved him then as I love him now."<p> To read the articles, head <A class="link" HREF="http://www.newsweek.com/id/138311">here</A> and <A class="link" HREF="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080522.wshatner22/BNStory/Entertainment/home">here</A>.<center></center>

ancient May 25 2008 01:18 AM

Re: Shatner on Shatner
 
Shatner on Shatner. Now that's a disturbing image.

AJBryant May 25 2008 04:19 AM

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ancient wrote: (Post 1673300)
Shatner on Shatner. Now that's a disturbing image.

Well, there were hints of that in "Undiscovered Country." <img>

Tony

Pioneer May 25 2008 07:33 PM

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TrekToday wrote: (Post 1670767)
William Shatner tends to leap before he thinks, which sometimes gets him into trouble.

Ya think? :lol:

The Shat is -- what did that guy on FOX say? -- a National Treasure!


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