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Old March 6 2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Wang says: "i am boycotting Shatner"

This just in! Garret Wang states on his Facebook page:

" i am boycotting Shatner...i say again, i am a fan of Captain Kirk and not of William Shatner. He has been far too rude over the years to other Trek actors, myself included, and fans alike. Leonard Nimoy announced his retirement from attending cons in a tearful farewell at the Vegas Con last year. I wish it was Shatner who retired and Nimoy who continued to grace us with his presence."
So, what would "boycotting Shatner" actually mean? Not sitting on the same stage at conventions with him? Not watching Boston Legal? Never ever buying anything from Priceline?

I'm a big boycotter myself. I am constantly boycotting shops, companies, Treklit.. I like boycotting because I can then announce to folks "I am boycotting X" and then of course they have to ask "Why" and presto, I have a soapbox to rant from. It's very good if you like to rant and need to find a way to drop your rant into conversation. Which is pretty much how this gem appeared in a completely unrelated conversation on Wang's FB page. Someone mentions Denny Crane and BOOM the boycott soapbox.
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Old March 6 2012, 10:14 AM   #2
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Re: Wang says: "i am boycotting Shatner"

Wouldn't that be "going about your daily life" for just about everyone at this point? Shatner is a has-been.
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Old March 6 2012, 10:35 AM   #3
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Re: Wang says: "i am boycotting Shatner"

He's no more a has been than Nimoy. They are both in their 80's.
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Old March 6 2012, 10:42 AM   #4
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Re: Wang says: "i am boycotting Shatner"

It means Garrett gets to go on talking about how poorly he felt he was treated by Shatner. Of course, very few people will actually give a damn, least of all Shatner himself, who will be too busy enjoying his life while Wang chooses to grouse and gripe. That's his right, of course, but it's not like it actually matters.
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Old March 6 2012, 11:58 AM   #5
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Re: Wang says: "i am boycotting Shatner"

He has just released a new book, a new DVD and a new CD. Isn't he doing a Broadway show these days as well?

I think he's doing pretty well for a 80-year-old has-been.
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Old March 6 2012, 02:58 PM   #6
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Re: Wang says: "i am boycotting Shatner"

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He has just released a new book, a new DVD and a new CD. Isn't he doing a Broadway show these days as well?

I think he's doing pretty well for a 80-year-old has-been.



Not to mention he's doing another documentary to followup his last one on the Captains.

http://www.treknews.net/2011/08/02/w...be-part-of-it/

This one is branching out to other genre shows and fanbases. Its going to be called... FanAddicts.

http://ausxip.com/xena/2012/01/mr-bi...y-gadgets.html

http://ausxip.com/xena/2012/01/2012-...oooommmmm.html

I don't know who "MaryD" is... but I think she was on cloud "47" after he interviewed her at the Xena convention last January.

I know I'd be!



While there, he also interviewed Lucy Lawless/Renee Oconnor, the principal actors of the show, and Michael Hurst, actor and director on the show. (He's also a director/producer on the Starz production of Spartacus)
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Old March 6 2012, 03:02 PM   #7
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Re: Wang says: "i am boycotting Shatner"

An obscure actor trying to get attention. Who cares?
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Old March 6 2012, 03:24 PM   #8
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Re: Wang says: "i am boycotting Shatner"

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An obscure actor trying to get attention. Who cares?
Apparently a couple of us do, including me. If we didn't have this sort of gossip, we would only have our 'favorite ep/character' threads. Obscure attention seeking actors are fun that way.
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Old March 6 2012, 03:30 PM   #9
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He's no more a has been than Nimoy. They are both in their 80's.
Except Nimoy still comes across as having some dignity and class.
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Old March 6 2012, 06:34 PM   #10
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He's no more a has been than Nimoy. They are both in their 80's.
Except Nimoy still comes across as having some dignity and class.

Shatner was very classy in "The Captains".

He was uproariously funny and yet fairly dignified when I saw him at his convention in Boston last year.
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Old March 6 2012, 06:40 PM   #11
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Re: Wang says: "i am boycotting Shatner"

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Except Nimoy still comes across as having some dignity and class.
Shatner was very classy in "The Captains".

He was uproariously funny and yet fairly dignified when I saw him at his convention in Boston last year.
And he is very skilled in the art of self-mockery. It's a trait I can really appreciate.
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Old March 6 2012, 06:46 PM   #12
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Except Nimoy still comes across as having some dignity and class.
Shatner was very classy in "The Captains".

He was uproariously funny and yet fairly dignified when I saw him at his convention in Boston last year.
And he is very skilled in the art of self-mockery. It's a trait I can really appreciate.
Yes, Shatner displaying class and such is the exception to the rule. Yes, he's good at self-deprication. Is it classy or dignified? No.

I like him too, but lets be honest and call it for what it is.
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Old March 6 2012, 06:56 PM   #13
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Re: Wang says: "i am boycotting Shatner"

^^ AH... let's just agree to disagree, shall we?

"The Captains" does a good job at showing both his introspection and his self deprecating manner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0ryN...eature=related









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Old March 6 2012, 07:02 PM   #14
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Re: Wang says: "i am boycotting Shatner"

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Yes, he's good at self-deprication. Is it classy or dignified? No.
Classiness is overrated. I value humour.

JanewayRulz! wrote: View Post
"The Captains" does a good job at showing both his introspection and his self deprecating manner.
I need to see this!
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Old March 6 2012, 08:42 PM   #15
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Re: Wang says: "i am boycotting Shatner"

Wang...get a frickin' life, dude! He's totally obsessed with Shatner...way too obsessed.
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