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William Shatner

0George Takei Calls for Peace Between Star Trek and Star Wars

For a few month now, Carrie Fisher from Star Wars and William Shatner from Star Trek have been at each other’s throats. Shatner started it, then Fisher struck back by essentially calling Star Trek second-rate, but then Shatner got a little personal, bringing up Fisher’s weight. I guess that’s when George Takei, one of the world’s most glorious men and a man who has worked in both series, decided that he needed to defuse the situation.

Personally, I think George has a pretty solid point. After all, nobody’s going to back down in this fight and, well, Twilight IS really, really bad. What are your thoughts?

December 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Emily

0Viral Video: The Shatner Strikes Back

Oh, these two crazy kidders.

Remember earlier this last month when Carrie Fisher took William Shatner to task for a YouTube video he’d made? (Anyway, here it is again, and in it, Fisher presents a compelling argument that Star Wars was better than “Star Trek.”)

But now! William Shatner has struck back! In his response video, he teases Fisher for her recent weight loss. Then he argues that Star Wars only got by on its special effects, while “Star Trek” is more “hopeful.” Hmm!

The video is almost completely adorable, except for when Shatner insinuates that Fisher’s boobs are saggy, which is kind of a low (pun hardly intended!) blow. Still, Fisher’s last video was sorta asking for it.

Well? Who is winning this celebrity feud so far? (I love Fisher, but my money is all over Shatner.)

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December 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Jenn

4Viral Video: Carrie Fisher Defends ‘Star Wars,’ Lambasts ‘Star Trek’

I admit that, lately, it’s been hard for me to look at Carrie Fisher directly: there is something so severe about her recent cosmetic enhancements. I don’t know. I guess she looks good? I guess? Maybe it just needs to “relax,” kind of like how a haircut doesn’t look good for a week or two.

Anyway, it’s a relief to know that the old bat is still in there somewhere. And here she is now, picking on poor William Shatner for no good reason. (Actually, that isn’t entirely true—she’s actually responding directly to a smack-talk video Shatner made in September.)

Carrie Fisher, insulting both Star Trek and William Shatner:

“Maybe they’re just, they’re ‘effects.’ They’re not called special effects.”

“Where do they go to? Klingon? It just sounds like a laundry detergent.”

“I have the metal bikini. By the way, Bill has borrowed it.”

“And he’s had a kidney stone, right?—get this!—that he sold for 75 thousand dollars. Now keep in mind, this is an item that one would have… it comes out of the person’s… what. Well, penis, ultimately! Yes! And that, to me, has never been something erotic. ‘Oh, is that out of William Shatner’s penis? Did it finally come out? Oh, great!’”

“Not that this is a big deal, but our merchandising is so much better. And my space buns—they’re so much better than Nimoy’s ears.”

In a fight between Star Wars and Star Trek, who would win? Weigh in!

November 16, 2011 at 5:30 am by Jenn

2William Shatner Covers David Bowie And It Is Not OK

You know how I am about David Bowie. He is sacred to me, and his masterpieces should, as a rule, be left alone. And yes, William Shatner, this rule applies to you, too.

October 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm by Emily

0William Shatner Preemptively Defends His Upcoming Album, ‘Seeking Major Tom’

Photo: William Shatner's 'Seeking Major Tom' album art

Why, William Shatner? Why? Why? Ben Folds worked so hard to lend your ‘prose-poems’ real, mainstream relevance! And how do you repay his good faith? By rerecording “Rocket Man”! Ugh!

Last week, I speculated that William Shatner’s new record, Seeking Major Tom, is sure to suck. Slated for release this very month, it’s a space-themed, high-concept cover album. (Can I wait to hear Shatner’s version of “She Blinded Me with Science”? Admittedly, no. Will it nonetheless be awful? Yes.)

Somehow, across space and time, Mr. Shatner heard my naysaying and responded, as any serious artiste ought. From Tuesday’s episode of Nightline:

I don’t sing the way Freddie Mercury sings “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but I’m an actor, and I love the spoken word. I love the musicality of the word and I love the rhythm of the word and so, in a way, speaking can become musical—iambic pentameter.

There’s a record that you might laugh at, but I don’t mean you to laugh at. But it’s on the edge. In fact, it’s so on the edge that some people will laugh at it, mock it.

Indeed, Mr. Shatner: some people will mock your cutting-edge record. Watch this.

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The full Nightline video—which is totally delightful and yes yes I must be some sort of big jerk and I’ll probably buy Seeking Major Tom on iTunes out of sheer remorse—below:

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October 5, 2011 at 9:30 am by Jenn
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2William Shatner’s New Album Suddenly Seems Like a Terrible Idea

Photo: William Shatner might be losing his mind

William Shatner‘s career as a recording artist is seemingly unkillable.

But his rendition of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” might finally do it.

William Shatner’s new album, Seeking Major Tom, drops—like a leaden anvil, possibly—next month.

September 28, 2011 at 11:30 am by Jenn
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