Actor William Shatner debuts country songs at Grand Ole Opry
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Actor William Shatner boldly went where no "Star Trek" captain has gone before when he took the stage for the first time for the Grand Ole Opry radio show to sing from his new album of country songs.
Shatner to make 3rd trip to Star Trek set in upstate NY
TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — Star Trek's William Shatner is making his third trip to a replica of the Enterprise.
The actor who played Capt. James T. Kirk will conduct tours of a reproduction of the iconic TV set in Ticonderoga, New York the weekend of June 7-8.
Star Trek’s interracial kiss 50 years ago heralded change
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the kiss heard around the galaxy.
Fifty years ago — and only one year after the U.S. Supreme Court declared interracial marriage was legal — two of science fiction's most enduring characters, Captain James T. Kirk and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, kissed each other on "Star Trek."
Mrs. Oleson of ‘Little House’ Katherine MacGregor dead at 93
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katherine MacGregor, who played petty, gossiping mother Harriet Oleson on TV's "Little House on the Prairie," has died, a representative said Wednesday. She was 93.
MacGregor died Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement community in Los Angeles, said Tony Sears, who is acting as her attorney.
‘Batman,’ ‘Star Trek’ TV collectibles to be auctioned
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A longtime TV memorabilia collector is putting props and costumes from "Batman," ''Star Trek" and other shows up for auction.
James Comisar said 400 items from his collection will be for sale. That includes the Riddler's green jacket from the first episode of "Batman" and a protective glass "bat shield" from the camp 1960s series.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died at 46.
Koko was taught sign language from an early age as a scientific test subject and eventually learned more than 1,000 words, a vocabulary similar to that of a human toddler.
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — Could southern Illinois be the final frontier for bitcoin miners? Actor William Shatner thinks so, and is recruiting new tenants at solar-powered mining facility in the area.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — William Shatner has boldly gone where he has never gone before: the graduation ceremony at the New England Institute of Technology.
The 87-year-old actor best known for his portrayal of Capt. James T. Kirk on the original "Star Trek" TV series delivered the commencement address at the school in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, on Sunday and received an honorary Doctor of Humane letters from the college.
TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — It's like William Shatner got stuck in a Star Trek time warp.
The 87-year-old actor visited a doppelganger of the original Starship Enterprise set in upstate New York for a fans' weekend on Friday. He wore a dark jacket this time instead of his gold Capt. James T. Kirk shirt, but the command chair was still comfortable and the blinking lights of the bridge were just as he remembered them.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly announced in a Facebook video that Bell died Friday in Pahrump. He was 72. An autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death, she said.
EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — Capt. Kirk is beaming down to a Rhode Island college this spring to deliver the commencement address.
The New England Institute of Technology announced Monday that actor William Shatner, best known for his portrayal of Capt. James T. Kirk on the original "Star Trek" television series, will address students at the East Greenwich school's graduation ceremonies on May 6.
Today's top celebrity birthdays list (March 22, 2018)
Celebrities Reese Witherspoon and William Shatner share a birthday today. Check out our slideshow of other famous people with birthdays on March 22, 2018 and find out a fun fact about each person. - 2018-03-19T14:28:31Z
NASA will fly you to the sun _ or at least your name
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA will fly you to the sun — or at least your name.
Now until April 27, NASA is accepting online submissions for this hottest ticket in town. The names will be sent on the Parker Solar Probe all the way to the sun.
William Shatner inks deal with country music label, teases: ‘What is this guy up to now?’
Charlie Daniels. Kenny Rogers. Johnny Cash. Dolly Parton. William Shatner?
The 86-year-old actor who made Captain Kirk a science fiction giant on "Star Trek" is exploring a different frontier: country music.
Length of time working at current place?
Twenty-five wonderful years. In March, I'll commence my 26th year.
Lamest pickup line you've heard at the bar?
"Baby, I know you're an angel. Now, tell me, where are you hiding your wings?"
Most famous person you've ever served a drink to?
There have been several. But I guess it's a toss-up between William Shatner and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
COLUMBUS — Jon MacArthur has a secret wish.
He knows it probably isn’t possible, but there is nothing wrong with dreaming.
“My long-term secret drive is to build a warp drive,” he said.
It’s like what is seen on "Star Trek" when the USS Enterprise needs to go faster than the speed of light.
“It’s not technically possible, but I have that on the back burner,” MacArthur said with a laugh.
Bradshaw, Foreman, Winkler, Shatner bond on European TV trip
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Foreman connected with the family of his first Olympic opponent in Lithuania. Henry Winkler made peace with his family history in Berlin. William Shatner rode majestic horses in Madrid. And Terry Bradshaw strode through a Munich city park wearing nothing but a cowboy hat and sneakers.
"That was not a good moment for me," the 69-year-old former football star said.
To boldly go where five TV series, 13 big-budget films and one underrated cartoon have not gone before.
That is the mission of “Star Trek: Discovery.”
Fifty-one years and 16 days after the original series starring William Shatner and Boston native Leonard Nimoy premiered on NBC, CBS presents a prequel series that it hopes will be groundbreaking enough to inspire millions to sign up for its streaming service CBS All Access ($59.99 annually, $99.99 a year without commercials).
William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols reunite
William Shatner talks ‘Wrath of Khan,’ new creative projects
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" marks its 35th anniversary with a return to theaters for special screenings next week, star William Shatner is celebrating more than his long history as Captain Kirk.
I’m at 35,000 feet and as rattled as William Shatner on that “Twilight Zone” episode.
It’s not a bogeyman on the wing I’m worried about, but of my son talking his way into the cockpit for an impromptu flying lesson. He’s only 5, so we could be in for a bumpy landing.
I appreciate his inquisitiveness, but he has an eerie ability to persuade people to let him peek behind the curtain of their jobs. Dimples are an invaluable currency. A few examples:
William Shatner ponders religion: ‘I probably am an animist’
William Shatner: ‘The horse is a free spirit’
William Shatner talks to horses and they ‘talk’ back
Shatner signs up for a trip on ‘the vomit comet’
Smart Rating: 11.45Release year: 2002Starring: Mila Kunis, William Shatner, Geraint Wyn DaviesOriginal: "American Psycho" (2000)Original Smart Rating: 84.96Rachel (Mila Kunis) is a criminology student hoping to land a position as a teacher's assistant for professor Robert Starkman (William Shatner). She's sure this position will pave the way to an FBI career, and she's willing to do anything to obtain it -- including killing her classmates. The school psychiatrist, Dr. Daniels (Geraint Wyn Davies), becomes aware that Rachel is insane, but Rachel is skilled at her dangerous game of death and identity theft.
‘Star Trek’ fan has Gorn-again experience
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — This is a tale of passion, talent, perseverance, foam rubber and William Shatner.
Also — and perhaps most important — this is a tale of the Gorn.
When I decided to tell this tale, I was not planning to become a Gorn. Really.
I had not intended to squirm into a skintight latex lizard suit, don a blinding and suffocating rubber head, and stalk clumsily through the hallways of the Pink Palace.
Would Woodward or Bernstein dress up as a Gorn for a story? No.
‘Black Mirror’ reflects a high-tech world with wicked style
NEW YORK (AP) — William Shatner's bumpy flight. Burgess Meredith's smashed eyeglasses. The fateful misinterpretation of the phrase "to serve man." Even after a half-century, these memes can still deliver a jolt of recognition.
But if you're drawing a blank instead, that's OK. The anthology series "Black Mirror" takes you through a high-tech looking glass with jittery tales sure to lodge in your brain for years to come, as it reclaims the hallowed realm of "The Twilight Zone" for a new millennium.
Comedian and actor Jeff Dye is 33, but lately he’s feeling like the new son in a surprisingly unconventional family.
“I really feel like I have four new dads!” he said, discussing his starring role on NBC’s new comedy adventure series, “Better Late Than Never.” The show follows the travels of Henry Winkler, 70, William Shatner, 85, Terry Bradshaw, 68, and George Foreman, 67 — as Dye helps them find the adventures of a lifetime.
William Shatner’s ‘Zero-G’ is inconsistent sci-fi novel
"Zero-G" (Simon & Schuster), by William Shatner and Jeff Rovin
Imagine someone similar to actor William Shatner as an FBI deputy director running a space station in the year 2050. That premise jumpstarts "Zero-G," an inconsistent sci-fi novel by Shatner and co-author Jeff Rovin.
Illinois corn maze pays tribute to ‘Star Trek’ anniversary
SPRING GROVE, Ill. (AP) — A corn maze in northern Illinois celebrates the original "Star Trek" television show's 50th anniversary.
The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2cbz7cg ) Richardson Adventure Farm has turned 28 acres of corn into images of Capt. James T. Kirk, Spock and the Starship Enterprise.
Henry Winkler bonds with icons in new show, dreams of Tony
LOS ANGELES (AP) — During an hour-long chat at his Los Angeles home, Henry Winkler does impressions of George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and William Shatner (his co-stars in the new NBC reality series "Better Late Than Never"), walks like a ninja who suddenly sports jazz hands, and improvises a scene as the intolerant acting coach he plays in a new HBO comedy.
Set. Baseball. To. Stun.: Capt. Kirk pitching at Fenway Park
BOSTON (AP) — Set. Baseball. To. Stun.
William Shatner is throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park.
Shatner, reprising his "Star Trek" role as Capt. James Tiberius Kirk, is in town for this weekend's Boston Comic Con. His Friday evening appearance as the Red Sox take on the Arizona Diamondbacks is one of a series of events marking the 50th anniversary of the airing of the first "Star Trek" episode in 1966.
Interviewing William Shatner about Star Trek is like interviewing Neil Armstrong about Apollo XI. Chances are someones already asked the question you want to ask.
No, thats not quite right.
Armstrong actually went to the moon. Shatner is an actor who played a character. And while everyone knows that James T. Kirk was born in Iowa, famously beat the Kobyashu Maneuver Test at the Academy, outwitted a Gorn and defeated Khan in the Mutara Nebulae, Kirk isnt real. But...
Expect plenty of surprises on the third day of Comic-Con International as both Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. (producer of DC Comics movies) are holding court in Hall H. Neither studio announced what casts would be there, but it is a good bet you'll see the stars of upcoming films "Dr. Strange," "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," and "Suicide Squad."
What is a sure thing is the CW's slate of superhero shows with the stars of "Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl," and "Legends...