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.

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)

Picture[edit]

The picture of Shatner in the infobox should be replaced. It's not really appropriate to illustrate an article about a living person with an image of him playing a fictional character - the article about Hugh Jackman doesn't show him in character as Wolverine, after all. FreeKnowledgeCreator (talk) 00:05, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

In that case, we'd need to replace Nathan Lane's picture (from a performance of Simon Gray's Butley), Maggie Smith's publicity shot (Othello), Adam West's photo (Steve Nelson, from Robert Taylor's Detectives), Burt Lancaster's publicity shot (from Desert Fury), and even Elvis Presly's picture from Jailhouse Rock. I don't think we should try and be 'photo police' for an entire encyclopedia. Frednotbob (talk) 09:53, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
It's appropriate to have a lead photo which supports a person's primary notability, regardless of whether they're alive or not. Readers benefit from an instantly recognizable image, as opposed to a recent candid at some public event, which can give an article a newsy feel. When readers scroll to sections about someone's more recent personal life, it's logical to have any relevant images included there.--Light show (talk) 17:54, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
A more recent photo would be best as he is still famous and recognizable...we dont use kid images for famous child actors like Jerry Mathers or Macaulay Culkin...the point of the image in the lead is to see what they look like in a contemporary sense ....not for a role they played that can bee seen at James T. Kirk. I say we go back to File:William Shatner.jpg .-- Moxy (talk) 19:55, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
Yes, that's a much more appropriate picture. The current picture would be appropriate at an article about Star Trek, but it's extremely strange and inappropriate to this article, as it's about a real person rather than a fictional character. FreeKnowledgeCreator (talk) 20:42, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
I moved the Star Trek picture down and moved up the Sydney picture to the infobox. - Kiraroshi1976 (talk) 04:07, 4 December 2015 (UTC)