William Shatner is 90 years old

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William Shatner is 90 years old

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:shock: Does not look it at all. Looks like he's in his 50's. Seems to be someone who lives and loves life a lot.

His finest moment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hARDXYz2io

That's what cool looks like :smug:
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eldanielfire wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:42 am :shock: Does not look it at all. Looks like he's in his 50's. Seems to be someone who lives and loves life a lot.

His finest moment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hARDXYz2io



That's what cool looks like :smug:
He was great in Boston Legal

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I thought you were going to say his finest moment was the first inter-racial kiss on TV maybe; or even Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, voted the worst ever Beatles cover.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB3uVARNhmM

But for a 90 year old he is very lucid and youthful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghEvPXl_O2E

He is currently in the process of divorcing his 4th wife; aged 90 - maybe that's the secret.
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I can't open youtube, but if that isn't a clip of James Tiberias Kirk karate chopping a green aliens neck, then it's the wrong clip.
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eldanielfire wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:42 am :shock: Does not look it at all. Looks like he's in his 50's. Seems to be someone who lives and loves life a lot.

His finest moment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hARDXYz2io

That's what cool looks like :smug:
I love shit like this. Shatner is 10/10
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https://youtu.be/zI3UfxyIdgs

I’ve watched the first 20 seconds of this and laughed twice.
New take on Shatner’a ‘Common People”

Such a good track too.
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Jeez he looks great for 90. He is a serious horseman too, breeds American Quarter horses IIRC.
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LandOTurk wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:43 am I thought you were going to say his finest moment was the first inter-racial kiss on TV maybe; or even Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, voted the worst ever Beatles cover.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB3uVARNhmM

But for a 90 year old he is very lucid and youthful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghEvPXl_O2E

He is currently in the process of divorcing his 4th wife; aged 90 - maybe that's the secret.
It is probable that Lloyd Bridges performed the first interracial kiss on TV with an asian actress, though some claim Lucille Ball with her Cuban husband. Then the first between an African-American and a white person was Nancy Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. Though Shatner's is commonly thought to be the first on the lips with a black women.

I weirdly love that Luck in the Sky cover, however Shatner's Common People is even better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ainyK6fXku0

Shatner's other best moment is obviously "KHAN!"
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Jeff the Bear wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:21 am I can't open youtube, but if that isn't a clip of James Tiberias Kirk karate chopping a green aliens neck, then it's the wrong clip.
It's Shatner's famous cover of Rocket Man where 3 of him sings it while smoking a ciggy and drinking Whiskey :thumbup:
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towny wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:48 am https://youtu.be/zI3UfxyIdgs

I’ve watched the first 20 seconds of this and laughed twice.
New take on Shatner’a ‘Common People”

Such a good track too.
It's been round a while, but yeah it's BRILLIANT!
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eldanielfire wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:34 am
towny wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:48 am https://youtu.be/zI3UfxyIdgs

I’ve watched the first 20 seconds of this and laughed twice.
New take on Shatner’a ‘Common People”

Such a good track too.
It's been round a while, but yeah it's BRILLIANT!
I knew everyone would have heard the song but I hadn’t seen that clip.
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towny wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:36 am
eldanielfire wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:34 am
towny wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:48 am https://youtu.be/zI3UfxyIdgs

I’ve watched the first 20 seconds of this and laughed twice.
New take on Shatner’a ‘Common People”

Such a good track too.
It's been round a while, but yeah it's BRILLIANT!
I knew everyone would have heard the song but I hadn’t seen that clip.
AH, I see you were talking specifically about the video clip. :thumbup:
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Shatner is one of the rare breed that can age and remain cool decade after decade.

There are lots of old dudes we like - Clint Eastwood for example. But Shatner is the one that still appears to be doing cool shit and making it work.

I’ve got high hopes for Dave Grohl
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towny wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:40 am Shatner is one of the rare breed that can age and remain cool decade after decade.

There are lots of old dudes we like - Clint Eastwood for example. But Shatner is the one that still appears to be doing cool shit and making it work.

I’ve got high hopes for Dave Grohl
:lol:

He’s well down the path of being an annoying penis. Nickelback with street cred.
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eldanielfire wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:33 am
Jeff the Bear wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:21 am I can't open youtube, but if that isn't a clip of James Tiberias Kirk karate chopping a green aliens neck, then it's the wrong clip.
It's Shatner's famous cover of Rocket Man where 3 of him sings it while smoking a ciggy and drinking Whiskey :thumbup:
Like I said, wrong clip.
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OK, this clip summary of Shatner's career makes everybody happy (Green aliens fight, his comedy roles, TJ Hooker, Boston Legal, Rocket Man :D):

https://mobile.twitter.com/IMDb/status/ ... 2313169921
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I'd forgotten he was the Big Giant Head in Third Rock from the Sun :lol:
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Jeff the Bear wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:21 am I can't open youtube, but if that isn't a clip of James Tiberias Kirk karate chopping a green aliens neck, then it's the wrong clip.
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I'd that a flying bum to the face in that second gig? :lol:
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Jeff the Bear wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:10 am I'd that a flying bum to the face in that second gig? :lol:
He was an inventive chap our James T Kirk

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He has a great sense of humour.
The one on one he did with Nimoy shortly before his death was great viewing, it was like watching Kirk and Spock, a lot of symmetry there.
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mr bungle wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:03 am
towny wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:40 am Shatner is one of the rare breed that can age and remain cool decade after decade.

There are lots of old dudes we like - Clint Eastwood for example. But Shatner is the one that still appears to be doing cool shit and making it work.

I’ve got high hopes for Dave Grohl
:lol:

He’s well down the path of being an annoying penis. Nickelback with street cred.
It amuses me that you think you’ve got any cred to decide who’s cool. You’re the guy that spends hours a day arguing passionately about a sport that you admit you never watch.

Dave Grohl is a world class drummer who’s had commercial success with one band, in which he writes all the music, as well as another that was truly exceptional.

He seems like a cool guy to me, which is unusual for rockstars, who are generally uncool artists, nerds or freaks.
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I remember skiing in Quebec as a kid in the late 70s (Mont Sainte Anne), and was on the main chairlift, when someone got on the announcement system and was practically giddy / yelling, informing us William Shatner was on the mountain (!) - I now wonder if he was just skiing (and so would presumably be very annoyed that everyone was now aware of his presence / might bother him quite a bit), or if he was there as part of some promotion, which might fit given where his career was at that particular time. He was from Montreal, was he with family or something? No idea.
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Spotting the obvious stunt man in some of the Star Trek fight scenes is often fun.
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He was a handsome old devil in his youth.

Not being a star trek fan I only really remember his performances in Columbo, he looked a bit peculiar in those. Possibly the barnet.
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90, damn good innings. Makes you wonder how much longer until he says, "Beam me up Scotty."
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grievous wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:35 am He has a great sense of humour.
The one on one he did with Nimoy shortly before his death was great viewing, it was like watching Kirk and Spock, a lot of symmetry there.
Played this one very nicely...
https://youtu.be/_tmLNXWAnY4
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