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challengerdyer

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Report this Jun. 18 2009, 10:22 pm

Shatner was just being Shatner. He once told Arsenio Hall, " I just wanna fit it!"  That's were his kooky sense of humor comes from.

challengerdyer

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Report this Jun. 18 2009, 10:23 pm

All the kids out there are asking, "Arsenio who?"

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Report this Jun. 19 2009, 12:24 pm

Quote (ohnoodo @ June 19 2009, 2:02 am)
He is at the time in his life where he should be concentrating on his legacy and his fanbase, not lining his pockets with a few more dollars. ¿Disrespectful and a disgrace.

Oh, lighten up. It was funny. :laugh:

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Report this Jun. 19 2009, 12:35 pm

Quote (ohnoodo @ June 19 2009, 2:02 am)
Quote (MarmaladeSkies @ June 18 2009, 2:37 am)
I like both Bill and Conan but I wish they both would have been more gracious...

Indeed. ¿ What is wrong with Shat? Does he really think people tune in so they can listen to inane stories about his urinating habits or listen to him hock his trinkets? ¿How much more money does this guy need?

Some mention of ST XI or acknowledgement of Chris Pine would have been nice. Fans would have appreciated it. Who does he think buys all his junk? If it weren't for ST loyalists he wouldn't sell a thing.

He is at the time in his life where he should be concentrating on his legacy and his fanbase, not lining his pockets with a few more dollars. ¿Disrespectful and a disgrace.

Shatner is only pissed because Nimoy got to be in the film and not him. That is what it all boils down to in the end.

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Report this Jun. 20 2009, 11:43 am

He wasn't on the Tonight show to plug a movie he wasn't part of and he had no reason to talk about it. He was on the show to plug his book (which is very funny and interesting when read by him in the audio version) and his own show.

He and Conan were funny and they plugged his stuff. Plugging books, records, movies, tv shows, etc. is the main reason celebs go on late night shows.

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Report this Jun. 20 2009, 11:50 am

Quote (whyaduck @ June 21 2009, 1:43 am)
He wasn't on the Tonight show to plug a movie he wasn't part of and he had no reason to talk about it. He was on the show to plug his book (which is very funny and interesting when read by him in the audio version) and his own show.

He and Conan were funny and they plugged his stuff. Plugging books, records, movies, tv shows, etc. is the main reason celebs go on late night shows.

Exactly

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Report this Jun. 21 2009, 10:36 am

Quote (MarmaladeSkies @ June 21 2009, 5:39 am)
I did not tune in to watch because I wanted to hear about the new film. ¿Like others have said, the man wasn't even in it. ¿I watched the show simply because I like both Bill and Conan.

Exactly!

DS9TREK

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Report this Jun. 21 2009, 7:32 pm

Quote (ohnoodo @ June 18 2009, 8:50 am)
Nothing.

However he did talk about hitchhiking, urinating, and demonstrated his inability to perform the Vulcan hand gesture. ?He then hocked his book, new Tek War comic, and his talkshow. ?He then ended his five minute set by flipping off Conan.

*sigh*

He talked about ST:XI on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Ross: Bill...
Shat: That's my name
Ross: I'm a little upset...
Shat: You're upset why?
Ross: Cos the Star Trek movie's coming soon...
Shat: I know
Ross: And you're not in it...
Shat: You think you're upset?
Ross: What are they thinking?
Shat: Why are we even talking about this?
Ross: What's wrong with them?
Shat: I'm not in it, I don't care
Ross: Well why aren't you in it? What's going on?
Shat: I don't know, y'know if I was producing it I'd have thought 'I'll put Shatner in it, he'll get on this show...'
Ross: Bill if you were producing it you'd be staring in it wouldn't you? Lets be honest?
Shat: That's right! I'd be directing it and I'd own it!
Ross: But you're friends... you're close with Leonard Nimoy still...
Shat: Very close and he's tough beating him into submission on that scene
Ross: Were you always the better fighter?
Shat: Yes I was. And a lover.
Ross: You always got the... he disagrees...
Shat: I know. Emphatically. But he's wrong.

Something better... here's the video:

Part 1

Part 2

whyaduck

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Report this Jun. 22 2009, 12:49 pm

Quote (ohnoodo @ June 21 2009, 8:51 pm)
I just wish he would have used at least one of his multiple opportunites to address it seriously. He owes us that much at least.

He doesn't owe us anything.

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Report this Jun. 23 2009, 6:50 am

Quote (MarmaladeSkies @ June 23 2009, 8:43 am)
Quote (ohnoodo @ June 23 2009, 12:40 am)
First off, there is no need to write him directly as I know for a fact that he trolls these boards nightly, usually going by the username of HDent.

Sorry if this is actually common knowledge here, but how do you know this for sure?

Just ignore him/her HDent isn't the Shat.

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Report this Jun. 23 2009, 7:27 am

Quote (ohnoodo @ June 23 2009, 3:40 am)
Second, I am not asking too much. ¿One or two honest, heartfelt sentences about XI and Pine do not require much effort on his part.

Why? He's not in the movie, has nothing to do with the movie, and has no reason to discuss the movie on Conan. You are taking this way too personally.

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Report this Jun. 23 2009, 7:39 am

Quote (ohnoodo @ June 23 2009, 2:34 am)
Quote (whyaduck @ June 22 2009, 9:49 am)
Quote (ohnoodo @ June 21 2009, 8:51 pm)
I just wish he would have used at least one of his multiple opportunites to address it seriously. He owes us that much at least.

He doesn't owe us anything.

whatthef@#k whyaduck?

Shat owes his loyal fans EVERYTHING, his career, his fortune, and his fame. ¿Even his lame appearance on Conan. ¿Sure, talent and hardwork play into it but countless actors have talent and work hard, but they lack the fanbase that carries them through the years.

And he knows it too. ¿He has no problem using that fanbase to his benefit when it suits him. ¿No way would he have been allowed to direct and write ST V if he hadn't used us as a sledge hammer aimed at the execs heads.

I'm not asking that he don a purple wig and grass skirt and dance an Irish jig for us (though it would be nice) just some simple acknowledgement and addressing ST without having his hand out all the time in order to do so.

Graciousness is due!

He realizes how important Star Trek was to his career and I'm sure he appreciates that.  But, that doesn't mean he has to repay fans in whatever way you think he should.  

His Kirk, Denny Crane, charities he supports, other characters he played, and so forth are payment enough for me.  I don't need him to go on a late night talk show and discuss a movie in which he had no part just because he became famous as Kirk.  What if he didn't like the movie, or Chris Pine's interpretation of Kirk? Would you have liked him to say that?  There are people who didn't like it, just take a look at all the threads on the Movie board.

And if he's upset that he wasn't in the movie, so what? I can understand that and it's better that he didn't talk about the movie.

You've gotten your knickers in a twist about nothing. Lighten up.

BTW, how do you know he's HDent?

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Report this Jun. 24 2009, 3:43 am

Has it occured to anyone that perhaps the reason that the Shatman has not commented on STXI and Chris Pine in particular is because ANYTHING he says is going to mis-interpreted?...because let's face it everytime he opens his mouth there are folks who immediately attribute some ulterior motive to his words. I believe he might be trying to do Chris Pine a favour, and let the lad's performance stand on it's own, without the burden of a 'Shatner comment' on it.

Just a thought.

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