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Error: 4.3 Health Problems[edit]

The episode should read "Arena"

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arena_%28Star_Trek:_The_Original_Series%29

See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7bL9BhESYA (0:50+)

PatSueSean (talk) 08:34, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

The Bold Ones The New Doctors[edit]

Just finished watching an episode of this on the retro network. I think this is a 1973 episode, shatner undergoes a bypass operation. This should be listed in his television work. The wiki page for the Bold Ones does not list Shatner as a guest star either.

youthfulness[edit]

the article lacking sufficient photos, it may be hard to realize that shatner while 81/82 looks about 40 , 1/2 his age and , seems to have no plastic surgery , and has mostly no wringles, etc etc

He looks 3/4 or 4/5 his age, not 1/2. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:DA8:D800:279:BCE5:5012:131C:EDB0 (talk) 11:02, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

surfing is my life now, bra[edit]

the article mentions his ads for priceline but does not seem to grasp that this has been a gigantic big deal for priceline which some credit with hugely generating sales for priceline, etc, in, his latest ad, appearing in a biz suit, with surf board in hand, he explains, that 'surfing is my life now, bra' (sic slang for brother) and he'll have to see where the waves take him... ...pt109 jr 24.186.56.245 (talk)

Children[edit]

Does he have a daughter? I have heard that the girl from the priceline commercials is really is his child. [BLPvio redacted. Fat&Happy (talk)] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.52.226.220 (talk) 02:11, 30 November 2013 (UTC) three daughters. odd omission from the article — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.102.64.7 (talk) 03:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

I had lunch with his daughter Leslie in 1976 or 77. She was in my Freshman dorms. Years later, he identified a different daughter in a car ad. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 161.84.227.13 (talk) 22:50, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

FYI: User:Petershatner is adding himself as a child of William Shatner, allegedly given up for adoption, without citing references that meet WP:Source standards. I've largely given up on reverting him.THD3 (talk) 17:27, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

FYI: User:Petershatner is Peter Shatner and Peter Shatner is the son of William Shatner.

If this continues, I will file a dispute.<---post by User:Petershatner

User:Petershatner: Feel free to file a dispute. Please remember to sign your posts with four tildes. Meanwhile, I have deleted the birthdates of Shatner's three daughters as they are not relevant to the article. As they are not notable enough for a Wikipedia article, including personal information such as this is not warranted.THD3 (talk) 12:44, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 24 August 2014[edit]

Please review the multiple sources I have submitted for posting on the William Shatner page including The Wall Street Journal and The Herald Tribune which confirm that I am the son of William Shatner.

I am frankly shocked at the voracity with which the other editors has sought to block this fact.

I am not an expert at Wikipedia and haven't posted for some time. Some of the objections, such as repetition, are merely due my lack of activity on this site. Petershatner (talk) 15:23, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

@Petershatner:, would you post the sources you have here so everyone can review them in one place rather than searching for them? GB fan 15:31, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:55, 24 August 2014 (UTC)


http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10000872396390444327204577617520166228372

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20111020/ARTICLE/111029945

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/charity-auctions-of-bachelor-and-bachelorettes-to-help-kids-in-need-former-reality-stars-take-part

Petershatner (talk) 16:04, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

The sources you give do not verify the information you were trying to add to the article. The first one just is a mention that he met Peter Shatner staying out of the rain. Not a very good source for anything. The second does confirm the fact that William Shatner has a son named Peter. Neither of those two sources discuss who the mothers are, nor do they say what the birthdays are. The second source would support adding in the fact that William Shatner has a son named Peter but that is all it supports. GB fan 16:21, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Well, I'd consider there to be sufficient evidence to at least add the statement that there is a fourth child, a son named Peter. We'll have to look elsewhere for information on the exact circumstances of his birth, etc., but I see no reason to keep a mention of him out of the article and the infobox. Evan (talk|contribs) 17:02, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Now that protection has been removed I have added information about Peter Shatner into the article. GB fan 17:40, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Well GBfan,

Do whatever you think is right based upon the rules of Wikipedia, I am certainly no expert, but I am the son of William Shatner.

Cheers,

Peter Shatner

Petershatner (talk) 16:39, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Pray for the Wildcats[edit]

I discovered something I don't think is in the entry. In 1974 he starred in a made for TV movie called Pray for the Wildcats. Here's the entry in IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072024/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 73.10.24.116 (talk) 22:09, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

We would need something more than IMDB for this to be added. GB fan 22:13, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
After doing a little more looking, there is an article on the TV movie, Pray for the Wildcats and it is listed at Works by William Shatner. GB fan 22:20, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

"Trained as a classical Shakespearean actor" – where? when?[edit]

The article doesn't give information about his "Shakespearean" theater training, only that he "is an alumnus of the Montreal Children's Theatre", then studied economics, and after graduating became manager of the Mountain Playhouse in Montreal – something is definitely missing here... -- megA (talk) 11:00, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

"[A] Canadian-American actor"[edit]

How can that be thought accurate? He's several times stated -- including to a BBC interviewer in England -- that he's not American but Canadian. Surely an employment visa doesn't make one American.Masalai (talk) 12:10, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Whos is "Bill" Shattner?[edit]

I've been around the track a few times and I've never heard of Shatner called "Bill". It's always "William". Always. The lede, which says "William 'Bill' Shatner is..." is generally used for people why are mainly called by the nickname. For instance "Thomas Jeffrey 'Tom' Hanks..." Hanks is always or mainly called Tom and not Thomas so this makes sense. For Shattner, not so much.

Mind you, this has little to do with what his family or friends might or might not call him in private. We have limited knowledge of or interest in that. Some of that might seep through if there are a lot of references by people in sources saying "I asked Bill if he'd be in my movie..." and so on. If people to refer to Shattner like that it's news to me, but maybe. But the general public doesn't, and news accounts don't, and so I've removed the Bill.

In Chekov's Enterprise, Koenig's journal about the filming of ST:TMP, there is one reference to "William", but 39 to "Bill". --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 03:52, 28 February 2015 (UTC)