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Old December 8 2008, 10:05 PM   #1
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Shatner's 'Boston Legal' Ends

William Shatner's portrayal of Denny Crane ends tonight with the series-ending finale of Boston Legal.

As reported by USA Today, Crane, Poole & Schmidt finds itself in dire straits in the two-hour finale of Boston Legal and the firm may be forced to find a buyer. And Shatner's Denny Crane is not doing so well either, as his Alzheimer's has rapidly progressed and the only hope is a non-FDA approved drug that could slow down the process.

After five seasons, Boston Legal comes to an end tonight. The show garnered five Emmys and a Golden Globe during its run. Shatner collected one of those Emmys in 2004 for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series," and the Golden Globe one in the same year for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series Made for Television."

Meanwhile, according to Journalnow.com, Shatner received a positive review for his new talk show, Raw Nerve. "Shatner, a.k.a. Denny Crane, Capt. James T. Kirk, T.J. Hooker, commercial pitchman and camp spoken-word recording artist, brings unexpected enthusiasm to the task of debriefing C-list celebrities...In taking on this interviewer role, Shatner joins the ranks of empathetic, smart and curious talkers who do well in the format."

To read more, head to the articles located here and here. Additional information on the awards came from Wikipedia.

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Old December 8 2008, 11:27 PM   #2
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So, will this also be the end of the fictional universe that David E. Kelly started nearly ten years ago? Or does he have another show out there that is still within the whole Practice/Ally McBeal/Boston Legal/Boston Public/etc. world?
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Old December 8 2008, 11:37 PM   #3
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So, will this also be the end of the fictional universe that David E. Kelly started nearly ten years ago? Or does he have another show out there that is still within the whole Practice/Ally McBeal/Boston Legal/Boston Public/etc. world?
I think this is it.
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Old December 8 2008, 11:58 PM   #4
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So, will this also be the end of the fictional universe that David E. Kelly started nearly ten years ago? Or does he have another show out there that is still within the whole Practice/Ally McBeal/Boston Legal/Boston Public/etc. world?
I think this is it.
And I, for one, will miss it.
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Old December 9 2008, 01:42 AM   #5
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William Shatner's portrayal of Denny Crane ends tonight with the series-ending finale of Boston Legal
Great fucking show.

Great, great fucking show.

And Crane is Shatner's best role ever.
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Old December 9 2008, 04:27 PM   #6
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I have no words for how sad I am to see this show go. Much sadder than I was about any Trek cancellation, even Enterprise's premature one.
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Old December 9 2008, 05:59 PM   #7
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Silver lining: maybe he does another music album! I could get behind that.
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Old December 9 2008, 06:15 PM   #8
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It was a great finale to a great show. It will be missed.

Alan Shore: "Don't worry Denny, I'm sure you'll be doing Priceline commercials long after we're all gone."
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Old December 9 2008, 08:29 PM   #9
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Denny: "This could be a TV show!"
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Old December 10 2008, 04:21 PM   #10
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Denny: "This could be a TV show!"
Alan: "On a network that wants us"

He was excellent in this roll. I give Shat a hard time about the way he whines about Trek but he did an outstanding job as DC and the final episode was great.
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Old December 10 2008, 06:32 PM   #11
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Unfortunately I just discovered this show a month ago. Even though I now know how it ends I'd still like to watch the whole thing on dvd.
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Old December 11 2008, 09:05 AM   #12
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Unfortunately I just discovered this show a month ago. Even though I now know how it ends I'd still like to watch the whole thing on dvd.
Hell the first episode i had seen was the last episode! It got me hooked. Thankfully ION Television shows the repeats here.
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Old December 11 2008, 09:12 AM   #13
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I can't wait for the DVDs, I watched the first season but lost track after that, loved it though. Also I read that at the end they hinted about Shatner and his cohort being in a spinoff if it was promoted correctly.
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Old December 11 2008, 06:33 PM   #14
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SamTa Clogs wrote: View Post
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William Shatner's portrayal of Denny Crane ends tonight with the series-ending finale of Boston Legal
Great fucking show.

Great, great fucking show.

And Crane is Shatner's best role ever.
Yep....i agree...and he has the Emmy's to prove it...

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Old December 11 2008, 11:09 PM   #15
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My gf has watched it for some time. She has most of it on dvd. I just watched my first episode last night, the first one and damn... it's over. Well, at least I have the pleasure of discovering because it's new for me.

And I do love the Shat as DC.
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