Monday, August 25, 2008

Trek Movie found this clip of William Shatner's last "appearance" as Captain Kirk--a heavily worked-over simulation for a Direct TV ad. It's kind of bittersweet, as it shows both what we're losing and what can never be again anyway.

3 comments:

sean said...

hmm... Shatner, Shatner, Shatner.

You've become too... Denny Crane.

With all his WoW promos and his music career, Shatner has become a joke.

Kirk vs Picard? no.

Picard vs Janeway.

Andy said...

I realize you are a busy man, but could you please put up another post just so this one is not the lead-off on your otherwise cool blog.

I hate ALL of these Direct TV ads. Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes, Sigourney Weaver as Ripley ... I hope all these people were extremely well paid to cheapen their signature roles. But this one is just sad. And ... they didn't get the sideburns right either.

Months ago I wrote about my theory involving Shatner and the new Star Trek re-boot on my website. Despite incessant claims to the contrary, I still think my theory holds water.

Check it out here:

http://www.thewordslinger.com/posts.php?id=33

By the way ... great site you have here.

It just needs a better lead post than the sad joke that is that commercial.

Thanks

andy@thewordslinger.com

Captain Future said...

Hey Andy--

your wish is my command--

welll, in this case anyway