Dabei wirkt er eigentlich gar nicht gefrustet: Ein Mann, mit sich selbst im Reinen, der weiß, dass er polarisiert, und der weiß, dass er zur Kunstfigur geworden ist. You wish you could hang out with him. Shatner has appeared in advertisements for many companies and products. I also loved how he talked about about his role as Captain James Tiberius Kirk. The lives you make with those dots always lead to interesting places. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Get a Life! Shatner has had a much more well-rounded career than most people realize just from this one rule alone.
I liked that he talked about his family. Not the Bill Shatner I know. This book has many 'rules' on how to be more like Shatner, mostly they're jokes, some aren't. Toronto, Canada: The Globe and Mail Inc. Here, though, you find out some of the drive behind that, namely, that he's a performer.
In 2015, he played in an episode of the Canadian historical crime drama series. Hooker, a show in which Shatner played the title role. William Shatner is the author of nine Star Trek novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ashes of Eden and The Return. Since the late 1990s he has done a series of commercials for the travel web site , in which Shatner plays a pompous, fictionalized version of himself. Palin herself made a cameo on the show in December 2009, reciting passages from Shatner's autobiography, Up Til' Now in front of Shatner himself.
We had a celebration in Pasadena, and Leonard was my best man. Shatner makes himself, throughout the book. He also gives some behind-the-scenes dirt on the Vancouver Olympics. Besides the Star Trek films, Shatner landed a starring role on television as the titular police officer , which ran from 1982 to 1986. Archived from on January 18, 2017. If nothing, at least a few laughs. Even rarer, Shatner and Spader each won a second consecutive Emmy while playing the same character in two different series.
There are quite a few laughs in this book it was co-written with a Daily Show writer and Shatner seems to simultaneously milk and address the issue of his ginormous ego The early tangent down the pathway of the bitterness and acrimony between him and the supporting cast of Star Trek was a little on the downer side, and he focuses on George Takei who seems to harbor the most resentment toward him. I haven't checked out his account yet, but, I'm sure it's very good. I'm so glad he read his own book, though there were times when he mumbled a little. Open to residents of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia and U. A funny yet simultaneously serious look at life, Shatner Rules has me at last understanding the concept behind self-promotion. Because, he will tell you to F off! One of I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would.
To be Shatner, you must follow the rules included in this lively, entertaining, and thought-provoking volume. His take on George Takei was killer and its nice to finally see Shatner's side of things when it comes to the old Star Trek days. Guests have discussed topics such as addiction, grief, childhood, marriage, combat and parenthood. Shatner Rules is your guide to becoming William Shatner. He studied Economics at the in Montreal, Canada, where he graduated with a degree. Gerringong, New South Wales, Australia: SpaceDaily. I mean come on people!! Chris Regan is a five-time Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who has written for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Lopez Tonight.
He has a healthy outlook on life and has his priorities in order. I found this book to be poignant and, obviously, hilarious. I feel there is an underlying feeling that he is disdained with growing old, as with most of us on the upper scale of life. His job, as he sees it, is to entertain, and he takes self-jibes see: the subtitle of this book quite seriously, as long as there's entertainment value in them. Or more accurately, beautifully Shatneresque.
Shatner writes in an excerpt from his book: Leonard Nimoy's personal experience of alcoholism now came to play a central role in my life and it helped us bond together in a way I never could have imagined in the early days of Star Trek. I'm so glad he read his own book, though there were times when he mumbled a little. Why does he succeed where so many others fail? Guthrie had called the young Shatner the Stratford Festival's most promising actor, and he was seen as a peer to contemporaries like , , and. Its a great and quick read at only about 240 pages. Here's the discount version: I love Shatner.