RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 141,448
Posts: 5,507,992
Members: 25,131
Currently online: 513
Newest member: xunixan

TrekToday headlines

TV Alert: Pine On Tonight Show
By: T'Bonz on Dec 22

Retro Review: The Emperor’s New Cloak
By: Michelle on Dec 20

Star Trek Opera
By: T'Bonz on Dec 19

New Abrams Project
By: T'Bonz on Dec 18

IDW Publishing March 2015 Comics
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17

Paramount Star Trek 3 Expectations
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17

Star Trek #39 Sneak Peek
By: T'Bonz on Dec 16

Star Trek 3 Potential Director Shortlist
By: T'Bonz on Dec 16

Official Starships Collection Update
By: T'Bonz on Dec 15

Retro Review: Prodigal Daughter
By: Michelle on Dec 13


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek TV Series > Star Trek - Original Series

Star Trek - Original Series The one that started it all...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 29 2012, 09:49 AM   #16
Ho Ho Homeier
Vice Admiral
 
Ho Ho Homeier's Avatar
 
Location: Melakon's place
Re: Thoughts on Shatner



Good job, Triskelion!
Ho Ho Homeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2012, 09:58 AM   #17
DecktheThralls
Rear Admiral
 
DecktheThralls's Avatar
 
Location: Triskelion
Re: Thoughts on Shatner

Thanks Melakon!
DecktheThralls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2012, 12:28 PM   #18
SnowboredShipCapt'n
Commodore
 
SnowboredShipCapt'n's Avatar
 
Location: Chillin' with BoredShipCapt'n
Re: Thoughts on Shatner

He did great hammy death scenes in The Fugitive and The Six Million Dollar Man. Both were much more Shatisfying than his death in Star Trek VII.


"They were talking to me! To ME, Steve!"

SnowboredShipCapt'n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2012, 01:32 PM   #19
Kirkman1987
Commodore
 
Kirkman1987's Avatar
 
Location: Missouri
Re: Thoughts on Shatner

My thoughts are that I dearly love the man. I can't imagine Star Trek without his presence.

He has hammy moments, and I like that aspect of his performance too, But he is also genuinely wonderful in the role.
Kirkman1987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2012, 02:34 PM   #20
SnowboredShipCapt'n
Commodore
 
SnowboredShipCapt'n's Avatar
 
Location: Chillin' with BoredShipCapt'n
Re: Thoughts on Shatner

BoredShipCapt'n wrote: View Post
He did great hammy death scenes in The Fugitive and The Six Million Dollar Man. Both were much more Shatisfying than his death in Star Trek VII.
Come to think of it, it was genius pairing him up with an unemotional First Officer. Shatner works much better with someone who underacts (like a Lee Majors or David Janssen) than with another overactor (such as Adam West).
SnowboredShipCapt'n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2012, 06:11 PM   #21
Ho Ho Homeier
Vice Admiral
 
Ho Ho Homeier's Avatar
 
Location: Melakon's place
Re: Thoughts on Shatner

BoredShipCapt'n wrote: View Post
He did great hammy death scenes in The Fugitive and The Six Million Dollar Man.
And perhaps his shortest guest appearance ever.

Ho Ho Homeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2012, 07:08 PM   #22
TREK_GOD_1
Fleet Captain
 
TREK_GOD_1's Avatar
 
Location: Escaped from Delta Vega
Re: Thoughts on Shatner

Triskelion wrote: View Post
And what's good for the gander....

Captain Janes T. Kirk:

Frightening.

If IT was the captain...with that expression, I would transport myself off of the ship...even if there was no planet nearby...
__________________
"...to be like God, you have the power to make the world anything you want it to be."
TREK_GOD_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2012, 07:30 PM   #23
Wintertainment
Fleet Captain
 
Wintertainment's Avatar
 
Location: Avon
Re: Thoughts on Shatner

after going back to watch TOS after only vaguely remembering it from childhood, the thing that struck me most is that young shat was bloody attractive

shatgrew, not so much
__________________

Hello to Jason Isaacs!
Wintertainment is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2012, 07:33 PM   #24
Green Shirt
Rear Admiral
 
Green Shirt's Avatar
 
Location: More than slightly off center
Re: Thoughts on Shatner

BoredShipCapt'n wrote: View Post
He did great hammy death scenes in The Fugitive and The Six Million Dollar Man. Both were much more Shatisfying than his death in Star Trek VII.


"They were talking to me! To ME, Steve!"

The expression on Lee Majors' face says it all.
__________________
Its not easy being green.
Green Shirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2012, 08:23 PM   #25
TREK_GOD_1
Fleet Captain
 
TREK_GOD_1's Avatar
 
Location: Escaped from Delta Vega
Re: Thoughts on Shatner

Green Shirt wrote: View Post
The expression on Lee Majors' face says it all.
Or, he was thinking, "6 million dollar man? Whatever. I'm married to Farrah, who's probably screwing 6 million other men every day I go to work on this goofy series!"
__________________
"...to be like God, you have the power to make the world anything you want it to be."
TREK_GOD_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2012, 08:48 PM   #26
Ho Ho Homeier
Vice Admiral
 
Ho Ho Homeier's Avatar
 
Location: Melakon's place
Re: Thoughts on Shatner

Judging from that photo with Lee Majors, someone wants us to believe The Shat is over six feet tall.
Ho Ho Homeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2012, 10:08 PM   #27
teacake
Fleet Admiral
 
teacake's Avatar
 
Location: Google's ass cave full of the lush, lush asses they have stolen.
Re: Thoughts on Shatner

junxon wrote: View Post
after going back to watch TOS after only vaguely remembering it from childhood, the thing that struck me most is that young shat was bloody attractive
I had a huge crush on him when I was a young teen and when I went back to TOS years later as an adult I remember thinking I would probably find that kind of amusing. But NO, he was just as gorgeous, if not more gorgeous than I remembered!
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2012, 10:24 PM   #28
inflatabledalek
Captain
 
Re: Thoughts on Shatner

That Promise ad has to feature Shatner's worst ever wig.

As for the man himself, generally he's better in early Trek when he's still well respected theatre actor William Shatner rather than The Shat. That's not to say there's not enjoyable stuff later on, it's just the ratio between actually acting and hamming it up shifts more and more towards the later as he goes on.

I don't know if he's ever admitted it, but I really hope around the time he did Rocket Man he was on lots and lots of hardcore drugs. That'd explain it.
__________________
TRANSFORMATION: TAKE A DIVE
Divebomb drops da Bomb in my look at issue 136!
inflatabledalek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2012, 11:04 PM   #29
Ho Ho Homeier
Vice Admiral
 
Ho Ho Homeier's Avatar
 
Location: Melakon's place
Re: Thoughts on Shatner

There was more than one Promise ad with him too. My first reaction when seeing them in the early 70s was "Oh dear." It was obvious he was having to do them because he needed the money.
Ho Ho Homeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2012, 11:04 PM   #30
timelord1010
Captain
 
timelord1010's Avatar
 
Location: Sector 001
Re: Thoughts on Shatner

Speaking of Mr. Shatner, he will be at the US Navy's decommissioning ceremony for the USS Enterprise on Saturday:

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=777338
timelord1010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.