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Old February 16 2010, 12:30 AM   #1
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Meeting Shatner - What NOT to say & do

Today William Shatner was announced as a guest at the London Film & Comic Con this year, which will be held on July 17-18th. He'll be appearing both days, have talks and photo-ops.

Naturally, I'll be going. I met Nimoy at a similar event last year, since then Shatner has been the #1 celebrity I've wanted to meet. Now, to the point of this thread...

Since Bill can be very... Shatnerian in his behaviour, what should I shy away from saying & doing, in order to avoid such behaviour? Is it best to just keep my mouth shut and get my autographs?

When I met Nimoy last year I told him I'd come all the way from Sweden just to meet him, he graciously replied "Aww, thank you!", I suspect if I say such a thing to Bill, he'll say "Get a life!", right after giving me a dropkick only Cpt. Kirk can do.

Everyone who has met him or know someone who has, how did it go? I'm all ears...
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Old February 16 2010, 12:34 AM   #2
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Re: Meeting Shatner - What NOT to say & do

Be chill.
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Old February 16 2010, 12:45 AM   #3
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Re: Meeting Shatner - What NOT to say & do

I wonder if he'd like it if you referenced something he's been in besides ST? I would, if I were an actor.

Of course, if I were an actor who was mostly famous for Trek, and if I were appearing at an event where most of the people I was likely to meet would know me from Trek, I'd try to be gracious about Trek references, too, if for no other reason than that Trek was my bread and butter. But maybe that's just me...
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Old February 16 2010, 12:48 AM   #4
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I'm actually a huge fan of Boston Legal as well, but I will be there for The Kirk. However, I won't be asking him anything about Star Trek, or tell him my favorite episode/movie & stuff like that. The most I would do is probably thank him for coming, say that I am a big fan and perhaps try to shake his hand once he's signed my autographs.

Though I've heard that his manager is a real bitch to the fans, always rushing them, having a short temper etc, keeping him so busy he doesn't even look up at the fans at times.
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Old February 16 2010, 12:50 AM   #5
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Re: Meeting Shatner - What NOT to say & do

Be mellow, and...don't try....out....yourShatnerimpression!
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Old February 16 2010, 12:51 AM   #6
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But... there's... GOTTA BE A WAY!
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Old February 16 2010, 04:53 AM   #7
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Don't punch him in the face. He doesn't like that sort of thing.
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Old February 16 2010, 09:09 AM   #8
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I went to the offical convetion for Star Trek last year in Las Vegas. And I there I ment Jonathan Frakes,Brent Spinner,Zachary Quinto,Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner. I think all them were really cool and really nice. I didnt get much of chance to say alot to each of them other than that I said they were my favorites or that I love them, and my reponses were "thank you" or "thank you for comming". But of course you dont get to say much because there are lots of people they still have to sign autographs and take pictures with, so thats expected. If was a smaller gathering which you could say be more face to face contact, you might have more of a chance then you would at a big convetion. Of course I did get to talk to Zachary Quinto the longest of all the others, and he was a very nice a sweet person, and very polite as well.I didn't get the much of chance to talk to Nimoy or Shatner, and of course I really did'nt know what to say to them either. I know after I had my picture taken with Nimoy & Shatner, Nimoy was very nice and said thank you. Anyways,I'm going to a smaller Star Trek convetion in Tulsa,OK in June. And Shatner is gonna be there, so I decied to go even though I ment him already. I like to say more to him this time since I really didnt get the chance the last time. But I'll still probly be lost for words, because I dont know what to say. I think the other Star Trek actors might be a little more easy to talk to then Shatner.Dont get me wrong I'm sure he might be nice person once you get to know him, its just kind of hard as fan to know when or what or not to say.So,I'm lost for words as well.
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Old February 16 2010, 10:55 AM   #9
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Dont mention the war. ( Or is that when you met Germans?)
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Old February 16 2010, 11:16 AM   #10
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Don't make any toupee jokes. He's heard them all.
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Old February 16 2010, 11:35 AM   #11
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Ask him to sign a picture of Patrick Stewart.
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Old February 16 2010, 03:11 PM   #12
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I have no idea. But i am happy jealous for you! Be sure to come back and let us know how it goes.
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Old February 17 2010, 07:07 PM   #13
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Ask him how many saddle-bred horses he has on his horse farm! (Just kidding!!......ducks for cover).
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Old February 17 2010, 07:18 PM   #14
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I wouldn't ask him if he does it with the horses.
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Old February 17 2010, 07:20 PM   #15
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scotpens wrote: View Post
Don't make any toupee jokes. He's heard them all.
Doesn't he have plugs nowadays though? I might say something about Takei, as in toupe.
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