William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek (Bizarre Los Angeles)

William Shatner – photos and quotes

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“I am not a Starfleet commander, or T.J. Hooker. I don’t live on Starship NCC-1701, or own a phaser. And I don’t know anybody named Bones, Sulu or Spock. And no, I’ve never had green alien sex, though I’m sure it would be quite an evening. I speak English and French, not Klingon! I drink Labatt’s, not Romulan ale! And when someone says to me ‘Live long and prosper,’ I seriously mean it when I say, ‘Get a life.’ My doctor’s name is not McCoy, it’s Ginsberg. And tribbles were puppets, not real animals. PUPPETS! And when I speak, I never, ever talk like every. Word. Is. Its. Own. Sentence. I live in California, but I was raised in Montreal. And yes, I’ve gone where no man has gone before, but I was in Mexico and her father gave me permission! My name is William Shatner, and I am Canadian!”William Shatner

Photo: 1966

 

“My boy, that was a TV show. I used a stunt double. I always use a stunt double. Except in love scenes. I insist on doing those myself.” -- William Shatner (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“My boy, that was a TV show. I used a stunt double. I always use a stunt double. Except in love scenes. I insist on doing those myself.”William Shatner

 

"Something's happened out there. People are perceiving me as funny, and they want funny things from me." -- William Shatner (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Something’s happened out there. People are perceiving me as funny, and they want funny things from me.”William Shatner

Source: Ted Anthony (2000)

 

 

William Shatner about to go boldly where no man has gone before -- in Gene Winfield's custom-built "The Reactor," a car that was featured in an episode of Star Trek (as a futuristic magazine ad?!?).

William Shatner is about to go boldly where no man has gone before — in Gene Winfield’s custom-built “The Reactor,” a car that was featured in an episode of Star Trek (as a futuristic magazine ad?!?).

 

"I had no idea. Nobody had any idea of what was going to transpire. I had 10 pages to learn today, then get ready for tomorrow, which was another 10 pages. I was totally consumed with what I had to do, what my responsibilities were as an actor...I had no knowledge. I just had my nose to the grindstone, trying to grind those hours out." -- William Shatner (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I had no idea. Nobody had any idea of what was going to transpire. I had 10 pages to learn today, then get ready for tomorrow, which was another 10 pages. I was totally consumed with what I had to do, what my responsibilities were as an actor…I had no knowledge. I just had my nose to the grindstone, trying to grind those hours out.” — William Shatner

Source: Chris Kaltenbach (2013)

 

Wax likenesses of four Star Trek cast members once displayed at the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, which closed in 2005. This image was probably taken in the 1970s. (Bizarre Los Angeles)Wax likenesses of four Star Trek cast members once displayed at the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, which closed in 2005. This image was probably taken in the 1970s.

 

TJ Hooker with James Darren, Heather Locklear and William Shatner

“They’re a lot alike. They’re both strong characters, decisive and opinionated. But the major difference is that Kirk is noble and Hooker is angry. Myself? I’m somewhere in between. A noble angry guy. Or is it an angry noble guy? And, yes, I am opinionated. I’m just wrong 50 percent of the time. I’m living proof that the older you get, the less you know. I realize more and more how accidental things are, or how fortuitous, and how little anybody knows about anything, from what makes a hit show to the existence of God. There are no sure things, either in life or art.”William Shatner

Source: Jerry Buck (1982)

Photo: T.J. Hooker, co-starring James Darren and Heather Locklear.

 

"The charm of Star Trek - and this may sound simplistic - is the interaction of the characters. When you put in all that other stuff and have us reacting to each other, you have classic Star Trek." -- William Shatner 

“It’s the philosophy – as well as the science fiction, the action-adventure, the special effects and the people. The charm of Star Trek – and this may sound simplistic – is the interaction of the characters. When you put in all that other stuff and have us reacting to each other, you have classic Star Trek.” — William Shatner 

Source: 1986

Photo: Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Kahn

 

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