January 01, 2004

Shatner Rocks the New Year

*I'd like to thank Of Moops and Men for pointing out typos in this post and writing about them with such affection in a recent posting. They have since been corrected.*

I just found out that William Shatner is scheduled to release an album.

While some people view this is as a sign of the coming Apocolypse I view it as an opportunity to add to my growing collection of things having to do with the original Star Trek series.

Actually, there are only two things in that collection; To The Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu as read by George Takei on the book on tape version of his autobiography and the classic movie INCUBUS starring a young Wiliam Shatner and filmed in the failed international language Esperanto.

I hope to soon include in my collection, LP's of Shatner original recordings, videos of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (directed by Shatner, the one where they meet "God" and we meet Spock's long lost brother whose life has been dedicated to rebelling against Vulcandome by expressing his emotions) and perhaps some action figurines (original series only).

Remember this. Without Mr. Shatner, there (dramatic pause) would (dramatic pause) be (dramatic pause) no (dramatic pregnant pause) cheese.

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