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I love William Shatner. I really do! But...

post #1 of 30
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...But even people we love make terrible, terrible... terrible mistakes. So in the spirit of laughing with him and not at him -- and bearing in mind all the good work he's done -- I just have to share with you this YouTube clip from 1978:

http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=lul-Y8vSr0I

Please, watch it all. It gets even more astounding around four minutes into it...
post #2 of 30
Glad I missed that in 1978!!
post #3 of 30
Ha! We see why he's made it as an actor and not a singer!
post #4 of 30
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Originally Posted by DawnofSierra View Post
Ha! We see why he's made it as an actor and not a singer!

i still wonder how he made it as a actor
post #5 of 30
So you've never heard him do "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds?"
post #6 of 30
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Ha! We see why he's made it as an actor and not a singer!
i've actually heard him 'attempt' to sing - not pretty!
post #7 of 30
As bad as he is at overacting, this performance was right up his alley.
post #8 of 30
Thread Starter 
I've heard his "Lucy," but this... this is even more bizarre, don't you think?

And yes, he can overdo it as an actor sometimes. But in comedy, he's hilarious. And he can laugh at himself, so I give him great credit.

And there's still no other starship captain I'd rather serve with!
post #9 of 30
Well, that was definitely an...um...interesting interpretation of the song. And to think I had a crush on him when I was 7! Of course, for the late 70's that was probably mild.

What scares me is I can kind of make sense of it...which probably means I had one too many beers! (hey, it's saturday night! ).
post #10 of 30
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I've heard his "Lucy," but this... this is even more bizarre, don't you think?

And yes, he can overdo it as an actor sometimes. But in comedy, he's hilarious. And he can laugh at himself, so I give him great credit.

And there's still no other starship captain I'd rather serve with!
Not trying to imply anything but let me point out he slept with every woman on that show so...you may or may not want to serve on that ship if you keep that in mind.
post #11 of 30
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Not trying to imply anything but let me point out he slept with every woman on that show so...you may or may not want to serve on that ship if you keep that in mind.
It's good to be the captain.
post #12 of 30
My gosh, now I understand that one clip from an episode of Family Guy, when Stewie was "singing" those very words. Jeez, it's just awful, lol
post #13 of 30
You think THAT'S bad??

(Ok...it's bad...but...)

Check this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC73PHdQX04

post #14 of 30
Aw come on, you got to love the man! With all the food threads I have posted to latley he is the best ham ever!
Lenard Nimoy also made an album, oh those wacky startfleet folks.
Best Captain? Well I could start a Picard Vs Kirk fight, but thats another thread for another day.
post #15 of 30
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You think THAT'S bad??

(Ok...it's bad...but...)

Check this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC73PHdQX04


Oh my gosh! Okay, that's very, very bad.

But at least it's lighthearted! At least it's not taking itself so seriously! Therefore, in my opinion, it still falls short of the Maximal Cosmic Hideosity achieved by the Shatner clip.

Any other contenders? Maybe we should nominate ten terrible clips and conduct a poll...
post #16 of 30
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Originally Posted by algebrapro18 View Post
Not trying to imply anything but let me point out he slept with every woman on that show so...you may or may not want to serve on that ship if you keep that in mind.
dont forget the green ones also
post #17 of 30
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dont forget the green ones also
THe green ones were Orion, known for being, uh, friendly. (the Orion males had quite the slave trade gong with them) I know far too much about Star Trek for my own good! My name on another board is Datalor. (No e, I left that out)
post #18 of 30
Absolutely horrifying
post #19 of 30
Oh....come...on... now! *flailing arms*
Anyone a Boston Legal fan, he is great on that show! The interplay between him and the actor who's name I can never remember is great!
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by enkeli-kitten View Post
You think THAT'S bad??

(Ok...it's bad...but...)

Check this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC73PHdQX04

Aw.. I always liked that song
post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by Trillcat View Post
Oh....come...on... now! *flailing arms*
Anyone a Boston Legal fan, he is great on that show! The interplay between him and the actor who's name I can never remember is great!
He sure is! And the actor is James Spader -- I never can remember, either, but he's great, and he and Shatner have fantastic chemistry, both in comic moments and dramatic ones.
post #22 of 30
Oh good Lord that hurt my ears How aweful
post #23 of 30
And I think it's gonna be a long long time before I watch William Shatner again! That was just plain awful!
post #24 of 30
Oh Noooooooooo

Presenting.....Chris Elliott's interpretation of William Shatner doing Rocket Man.
Will it ever end????
http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=56g2gN...eature=related
post #25 of 30
Thread Starter 
Oh my gosh that's priceless! Thanks for ratcheting up the pain another notch!
post #26 of 30
wow to both thats all I have to say! I was laughing so had my boy friend actually walked away from his video game to see what I was watching.

(and we all know that Picard is the better captian)
post #27 of 30
Haven't just seen the Emmy's? Tom Bergeron was hosting with Heidi Flum. They called up William Shatner. He said that Heidi was wearing too much because she was in a tuxedo. Bergeron and Shatner then proceeded to rip off the tuxedo so that she was wearing a sequenced hot pants outfit. Any other woman offended?

I think Shatner has been grounded for a number of years.
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
He sure is! And the actor is James Spader -- I never can remember, either, but he's great, and he and Shatner have fantastic chemistry, both in comic moments and dramatic ones.
Another Boston Legal fan here . Season 4 release tomorrow, I cant wait!
post #29 of 30
I may be weird, but I think it was a very interesting perspective and style for the song. I didn't like that last part with his attempt at "dancing" - that should have been left out. But the rest was kinda good in a bizzare way.

Kinda "Captan Kirkish" to me.
post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
...But even people we love make terrible, terrible... terrible mistakes. So in the spirit of laughing with him and not at him -- and bearing in mind all the good work he's done -- I just have to share with you this YouTube clip from 1978:

http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=lul-Y8vSr0I

Please, watch it all. It gets even more astounding around four minutes into it...
I've seen that one before and it never ceases to astound me. Shatner has done some intersting stuff besides Trek, Hooker, etc. Here's one of my favorites - a 1974 film called "Impulse". The Shatman plays a homicidal gigilo. I actually got a VHS copy off of eBay, I just had to see it. Here's a link to a review (check out the picture on the bottom of page 5):

http://agonybooth.com/recaps/Impulse_1974.aspx

And here's a short clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7EIL1AhN2Q
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