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Old November 29 2012, 09:49 AM   #16
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Old November 29 2012, 09:58 AM   #17
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Old November 29 2012, 12:28 PM   #18
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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.


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Old November 29 2012, 01:32 PM   #19
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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.
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Old November 29 2012, 02:34 PM   #20
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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).
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Old November 29 2012, 06:11 PM   #21
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He did great hammy death scenes in The Fugitive and The Six Million Dollar Man.
And perhaps his shortest guest appearance ever.

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Old November 29 2012, 07:08 PM   #22
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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...
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Old November 29 2012, 07:30 PM   #23
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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
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Old November 29 2012, 07:33 PM   #24
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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.


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The expression on Lee Majors' face says it all.
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Old November 29 2012, 08:23 PM   #25
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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!"
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Old November 29 2012, 08:48 PM   #26
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Judging from that photo with Lee Majors, someone wants us to believe The Shat is over six feet tall.
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Old November 29 2012, 10:08 PM   #27
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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!
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Old November 29 2012, 10:24 PM   #28
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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.
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Old November 29 2012, 11:04 PM   #29
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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.
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Old November 29 2012, 11:04 PM   #30
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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
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