RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 149,585
Posts: 5,947,704
Members: 26,486
Currently online: 449
Newest member: aravenftw

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 > Site Forums > TrekToday News Items

TrekToday News Items Discussion of TrekToday news items

Thread Tools
Old July 1 2008, 01:18 AM   #1
Rear Admiral
Life Holds No Regrets For Shatner

Financially secure and still active, William Shatner is savoring his life; looking ahead with anticipation and not fretting over past mistakes.

As reported by, at a time of life when many would be retired, Shatner is still busy with his career and his hobbies and keeping physically active as well. "I'm in such a contented arena of my life at this moment," he said. "I keep waiting for the bubble to burst. I'm happily married, my children are healthy and are a couple of miles away, plus my grandchildren are here. I'm physically active. I ride a lot of horses...and my dogs are beside me and I got a really comfortable home. I'd rather stay home than go someplace."

In spite of his comfortable home, Shatner is still working. "I've got a great job," he said. "I've been so blessed by everything in these last few years that I can't imagine wanting anything else. There isn't a part I want to play. I've got the best part of someone my age going and I've got all kinds of interesting things coming up."

Shatner chooses his projects based on what is "fun" and what pays well. "You get an inordinate amount of money for very little amount of work and that has an appeal," he said. "You try to balance one with the other, things of great interest and things that you find difficult to turn down because the money is so good." The money is important to Shatner because, "I'm going to be able to leave my wife and my children comfortable when I die," he explained.

In spite of a few mistakes along the way, Shatner has no regrets, as reported by the Vancouver Sun. "Life is cyclical," he explained. "You're up and then you're down. And when you're down, you think, 'I should have done something else.' But you can't. You've done what you could do in the circumstances," he says. "Everything's linked inextricably. Therefore regret doesn't work. You can learn. But regret doesn't work."

As for retirement? "I'm going to drop dead," he said. "That's when I'll retire. I'm so fascinated by what I do, and in love with what I do. Since I'm being offered the opportunity to do it, why would I say no?

To read more, head to the articles located here and here.

TrekToday is offline  
Old July 1 2008, 05:12 AM   #2
Vice Admiral
Location: With the most wonderful man in the world!
Re: Life Holds No Regrets For Shatner

"There isn't a part I want to play."

Are you SURE Bill?
Lo and the faithful OT generation are delivered from the childhood-raping shittiness of the PT as a New Hope dawns and ........ The Force Awakens
Tulin is offline  
Old July 1 2008, 10:27 AM   #3
Location: Woodhaven, Michigan
Re: Life Holds No Regrets For Shatner

Tulin wrote: View Post
"There isn't a part I want to play."

Are you SURE Bill?
LOL! Ain't that the truth. He's gripped about it for almost a year now.
"They say time is the fire in which we burn." - Dr. Tolian Soran
Admiral_Jinky is offline  
Old July 1 2008, 05:19 PM   #4
Re: Life Holds No Regrets For Shatner

Admiral_Jinky wrote: View Post
Tulin wrote: View Post
"There isn't a part I want to play."

Are you SURE Bill?
LOL! Ain't that the truth. He's gripped about it for almost a year now.
I think he's given up on playing Kirk again. Hence the "No Regrets" stance. The Shat Abides!
Looking to build Element #137 (Feynmanium)
Pioneer is offline  
Old July 1 2008, 05:30 PM   #5
Fleet Captain
Augustus's Avatar
Location: Sadly, not in Texas
Re: Life Holds No Regrets For Shatner

I hope that when I am his age, and if I have made half as many mistakes and said half as many dumb things as he as said, that I won't have any regrets either.

I don't know... I didn't go.
Augustus is offline  
Old July 1 2008, 05:36 PM   #6
Vice Admiral
RandyS's Avatar
Location: Randyland
View RandyS's Twitter Profile
Re: Life Holds No Regrets For Shatner

MORE Shatner News? Geez, first Takei talks about how happy he is to be gay every six seconds, and now Shatner spouts off about his life every five seconds.

What's next, Trek Today is gonna magically "discover" "news" about Kelley and Doohan every three seconds??
RandyS is offline  


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 05:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.