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.


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:

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

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


Captain Future said...

Hey Andy--

your wish is my command--

welll, in this case anyway