October 25, 2008

Shatner on Takei

Video on the "wedding snub" here. Of course, there's never any way to win with weddings; someone's feelings always get hurt. But inviting Nimoy, but not Shatner? Mmm.

Shatner: "We don't either one of us have many years left on this earth."

None of us do; I'm so happy Takei got married, and I do think it would be nice if he and Shatner could mend bridges. Especially since I rather like them both, though I agree with Shatner that carrying that resentment around hasn't done Takei any good. Maybe, now that he's married, he can start to let it all go, for his own sake.

The stress of all those years in the closet . . . it must have been horrible, horrible. And it could twist a person's perceptions, particularly with a strong personality like Bill Shatner's.

And Shatner is a good man. He really is. He and the husband did a few "pitches" together (that is, they had a animated television show they shopped around a bit some time ago—Shatner's idea, fleshed out by the husband—and I like it, goddammit). No one bought the show, but the two of 'em had a lot of fun putting it together: I think Bill's sense of humor meshes well with Attila the Hub's.

So did Ben Stein's, for that matter, but that one never got off the ground, either. (Cue Charleton Heston, "Darn the luck!")

So many near misses. So many deals that just didn't quite happen. A the H keeps pitching, and I'll have to redouble my efforts as well to bring more dough into the house. There's a lot of brainpower around here that never quite sees the light of day, due to his back luck and my indolence.

Via American Digest.

Posted by Attila Girl at October 25, 2008 09:11 AM | TrackBack

Takei did a turn at the "roast" Comedy Central did of Shatner, so I thought they were okay. <shrug>

Those Comedy Central "roasts" aren't as funny as the old Dean Martin roasts, anyway.

Posted by: McGehee at October 25, 2008 09:15 PM

So your firsthand impression of him is that he really is a good dude?

I've heard mixed reviews, but always greatly admired Shat for his unabashed self-confidence. Some might call it egotism, but he's always struck me as a step above that somehow.

Anyone with enough self-confidence to poke fun at themselves gets my vote.

Posted by: Desert Cat at October 26, 2008 09:11 PM

George Takei was a good actor. He may be a fruitcake, but Captain Hikaru Sulu was as straight as the day is long - at least, according to the novels, which portrayed him as having a daughter.

William Shatner is an arrogant ass, but what a magnificent arrogant ass he is indeed. Captain James T. Kirk could never be played by anyone else...

... and let's just say that in Malaysia, that 'marriage' is not recognised, so they're not 'married' here. Although, apparently there was this really famous [ahem] tranny wedding in my hometown...


Of course, it was invalid, but considering they spent a good USD55k on it, well, okay, I guess.

Well, YMMV. The mere thought sends my balls crawling up my spine, I can tell you that. Not my preference, to be sure.

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