William Shatner OC born March 22, is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, screenwriter, and singer. In his seven decades of acting, he became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Shatner has also co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe, and a series of science fiction novels called TekWar , that were adapted for television. Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T. Shatner also featured in two episodes of the television detective series Columbo almost two decades apart. From until , he starred as attorney Denny Crane both in the final season of the legal drama The Practice and in its spinoff series Boston Legal , a role that earned him two Emmy Awards.
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George Takei Explains Why He Cannot Stand William Shatner on 'Real Time' (Video)
The fact that he was unable to attend was a reminder that, yes, Spock and Kirk have had some bad blood over the years. The feud between Shatner and Nimoy goes back to the very beginning of Star Trek in Shatner was reportedly healous of Nimoy over the fan mail he was getting , specifically the letters he had received from female viewers. Rumors are this conflict continued throughout the run of the show, with Shatner often blatantly stealing dialogue intended for other characters.
William Shatner talks 'Pioneers of Television,' 'Twilight Zone,' and Twitter
Canadian actor William Shatner rose to pop culture fame thanks to his iconic role as Captain James T. Kirk on the original Star Trek television series and subsequent films. While the beloved science fiction franchise is known for its bright futuristic outlook on polarizing topics—humanity overcoming its differences to "boldly go where no man has gone before"—Shatner isn't exactly known for being a paragon of inclusiveness or progressive thought. In fact, you're more likely to find the former starship captain trolling the dark corners of the internet or feuding with his co-stars. The show lasted only three seasons, and it didn't become popular until reruns in the '70s propelled the series to its massive pop culture status.
On the video he refers to Takei's recent marriage to partner Brad Altman and the multitude of press stories Takei cooperated with talking about his decision not to invite Shatner to the wedding. Scroll down to watch the video or read what Shatner says:. There is such a sickness there. It's so patently obvious that there is a psychosis there. I don't know what his original thing about me was.