Untrue! From the first, you ... you people ... have been derailing the topic of this thread - with assorted Shatner comparisons - which was meant to acknowledge and, perhaps, even celebrate the abilities and fine achievements of Sir Patrick Stewart and what he's brought to the STAR TREK legacy. And the fact is that William Shatner is not interested in maintaining his physique and has not been, since the 8O's. Am I meant to pretend otherwise? As to his acting abilities, they are what they are ... but, again, this thread is about Patrick Stewart, after all.
Ah but you mention Shatner in your first post.
(Shatner just gave his usual Shatner peformance in Generations, unfortunately)
which prompted most of the reactions.
No one as far as I can tell is taking anything away from Patrick Stewart at all.. he is a great actor and very personable when dealing with fans (whatever the franchise).
If you want to applaud Patrick Stewart abilities I am right with you, a Tour de Force actor. but not at the expanse of another.