Happy Birthday to William Shatner!
William Shatner turned 78 today, so I’m celebrating the greatness of the Shat. It’s pretty safe to say that the world would be a much different place without the stellar acting career of one of the greatest Canadians. I know my life would be incomplete without his cosmic portrayal of James Tibereus Kirk. So thank you, Mr. Shatner, for being born on this day.
I’ll leave you with his infamous performance of “Rocket Man”, at the1978 Sci-Fi awards show. It’s been parodied on Family Guy, so those of you who had no idea what the hell was going on can now know.
Also, Maurice LaMarche, who you may know as the Brain from Animaniacs or more importantly, as Kif, Lrrr, and H.G. Blob from Futurama, has declared this day to be “Talk like William Shatner day”. Here he is to show y’all the way to do it proper.
Now, I think some celebratory TOS is in order.