Top Ten Shatner Roles (not Star Trek)

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  1. DeMilburn

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    Good catch, and a Classic, for sure.

    I always liked him in those quirky Twilight Zone/Outer Limits/Hitchcock roles.
     
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    Saw it at the theater and haven't seen since. I remember it as being played completely in earnest, but that its aspirations were heavily limited by its low budget.
     
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    It was nominated for two Genies, sound and editing...wow!
     
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    Another one they missed.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Intruder_(1962_film)

    I only saw The Intruder once, just after high school, under the title Shame, but it blew me away.
     
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    I think it's on the Internet Archive as a free download, since it's public domain or something now. I had it on my other machine.

    They filmed parts of it in Southeast Missouri that I was familiar with, and when the local cops learned what the film was about, they were chased out of town a few times.
     
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    I enjoyed it myself, though it seemed to play on NBC just two weeks after hitting the theaters.:cool:
     
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    Airport 2, if only for the scene his character sees the Enterprise.
     
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    ^ Oh yeah. Buck Murdock, definitely.

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG-0V-85H_0[/yt]

    SSH!!
     
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    Interesting, but oddly most of his iconic non-Trek roles were mentioned in the comments, not the article itself.

    Denny Crane: "Denny Crane!"
     
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    Those two little words that tend to shock and awe. Denny Crane. :lol:

    Well played by eyeresist, that's exactly the one that always comes to mind for me.

    (Also, watching that clip from the Brothers Karamazov -- in which Shatner is quite brilliant in an unfamiliar type of role, BTW -- brings up an old and poignant fantasy-casting yen of mine: a world in which Yul Brynner had been cast as a starship captain on Star Trek. Ahhh, what bliss that would have been...)
     
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    Ah yes that "thing with the blinking lights that goes back and forth" - not only Trek but the sci-fi universe in general has gotten A LOT of mileage out of that simple non-descript prop.
     
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    ^ See if you can find the other Trek actor in that scene. ;)
     
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    "Judgement of Nuremburg" was one of my favorite WW2 movies as a kid.
    It had the extra benefit of having Captain Kirk in it.
     
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    I believe it was an old Outer Limits episode.....

    Project Vulcan was a plan to send an astronaut to Venus....played by Shatner.
     
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    Has anyone here ever seen the 1984 TV movie Secrets of a Married Man? A TJ Hooker-era Shatner stars as a husband who develops a predilection for prostitutes, and a pre-Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd as a high-class escort. Shatner gets involved with a sting to take down Shepherd's pimp. I watched it years back, and I remember it being rather unintentionally hilarious, but good cheesy fun.

    Here's our beloved Captain trolling for hookers (SFW). Kirk's a hard negotiator! :guffaw:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKerEhGUtSU