This week William Shatner turned 80 years old! I was in high school and already a hard core scifi fan when Star Trek exploded onto the culture. From that moment I also became a hard core Trekkie, and yes, Trekkie, not Treker. I have attended many Star Trek conventions, and was blessed to meet all of the crew. I am an unapologetic Star Trek geek. It has been pure joy to have Bill Shatner present on earth for all of this time. Happy Birthday Bill, and keep havin’ em.
Here is a video tribute and typical fandom foolishness regarding “International Talk Like William Shatner Day,” established by the inimitable famous voice artist Maurice LaMarche (Futurama, The Simpsons and the legendary Brain in Pinky and the Brain). Maurice decided that William Shatner’s birthday would hence be known as “International Talk Like William Shatner Day.” I predict this will be come a religion!
Have fun with this!