6 Degrees of William Shatner

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  1. Gaith

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    I, the Gaithmeister, was an extra in Just Like Heaven, sharing a shot or two with Reese Witherspoon, who was in the 1998 Twilight, whose cast included Paul Newman, who appeared in 1964's The Outrage, in which the Shat also appeared.

    This gives me a Shatner score of 3. :cool:
     
  2. Greg Cox

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    Hah! Very good.

    Come to think of it, I appear onscreen in the Bonus Features of the WRATH OF KHAN, so does that give me a Shatner score of 1?
     
  3. CorporalClegg

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    The only thing I can think of is LeVar was in The Hunter, if memory serves.
     
  4. Greg Cox

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    Okay, here goes:

    Shatner and Yul Brynner in The Brothers Karamazov.

    Brynner and Steve McQueen in The Magnificent Seven.

    Two degrees.

    Next: Elvis Presley. (Two degrees.)
     
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  5. BennyRussel

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    Elvis Presley was in Clambake with Angelique Pettyjohn

    Angelique was on TOS (2 degrees)

    Next: Cybill Shepherd (3 degrees)
     
  6. Kevin W.

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    Cybill Shepherd was in The Last Picture Show with Noble Willingham who was in Big Bad Mama with William Shatner.

    Alec Baldwin.
     
  7. BennyRussel

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    1. Nice - and totally different from my route
    2. Alec Baldwin
    A fun way to do it:
    Alec Baldwin was in The Departed with Martin Sheen (1)
    Martin Sheen was in Cadence with Charlie Sheen (2)
    Charlie Sheen was in Platoon with Tony Todd (3)
    Tony Todd was on Star Trek TNG with Michael Dorn(4)
    Michael Dorn was in TUC with Shat (5)

    Jodie Foster
     
  8. Kevin W.

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    nvm
     
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  9. T'Girl

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    I thought it was only movie roles?

    Peter Cullen was in Gremlins with Jonathan Banks
    Jonathan Banks was in Airplane with Robert Hays
    Robert Hays was in Airplane Two with William Shatner.

    Three.

    John Wayne.

    :)
     
  10. Trekker4747

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    John Wayne ----> Dennis Hopper (True Grit (1969).)
    Dennis Hopper ----> Glen Morshowser (24, Season 1.)
    Glen Morshowser ----> Patrick Stewart (TNG, Season 2, "Peak Performance.")
    Patrick Stewart ----> Leonard Nimoy (TNG, Season 5, "Unification I/II.")
    Leonard Nimoy ----> William Shatner (TOS Series and Related Movies.)

    EDIT. Movies only?! That strikes me as too limiting, but whatever.

    John Wayne ----> Dennis Hopper (True Grit (1969).)
    Dennis Hopper ----> Sandra Bullock (Speed.)
    Sandra Bullock ----> William Shatner (Miss Congeniality.)

    (Which actually got it done quicker, I guess, without having to think along a "Star Trek" connection. Still, Shatner has more TV work than film work, meh. Whatever.)

    Bradley Cooper
     
  11. Aragorn

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    Bradley Cooper was in All About Steve with Sandra Bullock who was in Miss Congeniality with William Shatner.

    Jodie Foster (who was ignored a few posts ago) was in Contact with William Fichtner who was in Equlibrium with Christian Bale who was in Batman Begins with Michael Caine who was in Miss Congeniality with William Shatner. (I'm guessing Maverick would've been faster though James Garner but I don't know any of his older movies.)

    Tim McGraw
     
  12. Trekker4747

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    Looking at my first attempt, I don't know what I was smoking or thinking. I guess I was just flying by the seat of my pants without trying to consolidate my guess. I mean I connect Stewart to Shatner through Nimoy?! Why not when they were ON SCREEN TOGETHER in Generations?! Oy, I've never been too great at this game anyway because I overlook stuff like that :lol:
     
  13. Greg Cox

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    Oops. I forgot about that part, too. I was thinking:

    Shatner and Yvonne Craig in "Whom Gods Destroy."

    Craig and Elvis in "It Happened at the World's Fair."

    It's very hard to think of Shatner and NOT go straight to TOS! :)
     
  14. Guartho

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    Surprised nobody used Peter Cullen to Leonard Nimoy in Transformers Dark of the Moon.
     
  15. Greg Cox

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    Dare I admit I have never seen a Transformer movie?

    So, we're at Tim McGraw, right?
     
  16. Starbreaker

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    Tim McGraw > Blind Side > Sandra Bullock > Miss Congeniality 2 > William Shatner

    Chris Hemsworth
     
  17. Aragorn

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    You really want to go there? :p

    Chris Hemsworth was in Star Trek with Leonard Nimoy who previously made six Star Trek movies with William Shatner. :D

    Liam Hemsworth
     
  18. Starbreaker

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    Liam Hemsworth > The Hunger Games > Jennifer Lawrence > X:Men First Class > Hugh Jackman > X-Men > Patrick Stewart > Star Trek: Generations

    Forest Whitaker
     
  19. Aragorn

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    Forest Whitaker was in Blown Away with Jeff Bridges who was in Tron Legacy with Olivia Wilde who was in People Like Us with Chris Pine who was in Star Trek with Leonard Nimoy who was in six Star Trek movies with William Shatner.

    We're trying to do these in as few moves as possible, right?

    Kevin Costner
     
  20. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Kevin Costner was in Dances With Wolves with Graham Greene
    Graham Greene was in Die Hard With A Vengeance with Bruce Willis
    Bruce Willis was in Loaded Weapon 1 with William Shatner

    Sam Waterston
     

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