Talk:William Shatner

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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

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)

Bill Shatner's 70's movies[edit]

Reading the main article, it made a generally disparaging comment concerning Bill's movies, being the quality of them, during this time. Yet, a number have been praised as rather interesting; I happened to watch one concerning terrorism on a train, and thought it to be engrossing (I have yet to find the title). Another film in this time period was "The Kidnapping of the President." with Hal Holbrook. I think a further, and balanced, effort should be made to analyze Mr. Shatner's efforts in this troubling decade. (John G. Lewis (talk) 06:38, 17 June 2013 (UTC)) (John G. Lewis (talk) 16:49, 17 June 2013 (UTC))

"William Shatner ... is a Canadian-American actor"[edit]

No. He was recently interviewed on BBC television at a Star Trek conference in London. The interviewer exclaimed that he had never seen so many British fans out to see an American star; he responded that he isn't American but Canadian. As to the scene in the Star Trek television series with him kissing Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) the interviewer expressed surprise at that scene for Shatner in the 1960s; he responded that he's Canadian so it wasn't anything difficult for him. He is candid about his country's shortcomings but insistent that it is indeed his -- indeed, has made several extended appearances discussing his country's pros and cons but overall his pride in it -- so it's not only inaccurate but inappropriate to describe him as "Canadian-American." Masalai (talk) 05:23, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

I agree, and will change it to Canadian. 1) WP:MOS clearly states that article opening paragraph should have the subject's nationality at the time the subject became notable, and although one can quibble with when Shatner became notable, he has never taken American citizenship, so the point is moot; 2) Shatner discussed his continuing need for a Green Card to remain in the United States; 3) Shatner has never, to the best of my knowledge, raised the possibility of taking citizenship.THD3 (talk) 12:15, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Career pinnacle[edit]

I think the article should state in the very beginning that he attained the rank of Admiral in StarFleet Command. He is also considered an expert on pizza and has had more than 1000 slices in his day. 172.129.23.188 (talk) 14:32, 16 August 2013 (UTC)BG

News Flash[edit]

William Shatner has agreed to wear his StarFleet uniform and sing with Miley Cyrus on her next TV appearance. More details to be announced soon. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.162.67.222 (talk) 04:04, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Lead image[edit]

The Captain Kirk image strikes me as much better in quality and most importantly, it's relevant to his notability. The candid at a collector's show seems totally out of place, except maybe in the personal life section. Support? --Light show (talk) 05:31, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Captain Kirk is merely one of many characters that Shatner has portrayed, although it may be the most notable. I like [| this photo] best.THD3 (talk) 19:59, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

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)

Judgement at Nuremberg[edit]

Am I missing it? Is this not a major credit worthy of inclusion? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.81.27.207 (talk) 02:32, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

It's in the Works by William Shatner article, linked from this one. --Light show (talk) 04:49, 9 February 2014 (UTC)