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Step Inside the World of ‘Star Trek’ at L.A.’s Skirball Center

Los Angeles’ Skirball Cultural Center is venturing into TV history. Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds (open Oct.  7 through Feb.  20, 2022) features rare props and costumes from 55 years of the seminal sci-fi series. In addition to costumes worn by stars Patrick Stewart, Leonard Nimoy and Nichelle Nichols, there’s a phaser from the original […]

William Shatner Headed to Space With Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin

William Shatner is headed to space — this time it is for real. Jeff Bezos’ space travel company Blue Origin on Monday announced that the sci-fi TV and film icon would be a crewmember onboard New Shepard NS-18. The launch will take place Oct. 12. “I’ve heard about space for a long time now. I’m […]

William Shatner on How He Came to Collaborate With Joe Jonas on Spoken Word Album: “It’s Still a Mystery”

“It’s such a work of heart,” is how William Shatner describes his newest project, the intensely personal and talent-packed spoken word album Bill. It borrows stories from Shatner’s 90 years of life, many of which have been lived in the public eye, and covers everything from schoolyard bullying (“Toughie”) and the Star Trek cancellation (“So […]

William Shatner’s Notorious ‘SNL’ Skit Disappointed ‘Star Trek’ Creator Gene Roddenberry’s Family

The son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry did not see the humor when William Shatner told Trekkies to “get a life” while hosting Saturday Night Live in December 1986. In the infamous skit, Shatner plays a version of himself at a Star Trek convention where the diehard costume-clad fans ask detailed questions about Capt. […]

William Shatner Pays Respects to Richard Donner With Memory of Their Classic ‘Twilight Zone’ Episode

It came as a bit of a shock to some to learn that Richard Donner directed arguably the most well-known Twilight Zone episode of all time, which just so happened to star William Shatner. Donner died on Monday at the age of 91. The legendary Superman and Lethal Weapon director was mourned in and around […]

Christopher Plummer Was a Diehard Trekkie Before Being Cast in ‘Undiscovered Country’

The Oscar-winning legend, who starred as the villain Gen. Chang in 'Star Trek VI,' died Friday.  

AFM: Olivia Cooke, Kenneth Branagh, Laurie Holden, and William Shatner Join ‘Fireheart’ Voice Cast

Olivia Cooke, Kenneth Branagh, Laurie Holden, and William Shatner have joined the voice cast of upcoming animated musical feature 'Fireheart.' Cooke (Ready Player One), will voice the lead in the original animated feature about a young girl in 1920s New York who aspires to be the world's first firefighter. 

Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, More Stars Pay Tribute to Carl Reiner: “A Master at His Craft”

Hollywood celebrities are paying tribute to Carl Reiner, who died Monday night at the age of 98. The multiple Emmy Award winning writer, director and actor created 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' and directed films like 'The Jerk.'

William Shatner Concludes Captain’s Log Updates With Poetic Capt. Kirk Sign-Off

William Shatner did what he could to bring a bit of levity to fans' days amid the novel coronavirus pandemic by dipping back into his most iconic role, Capt. James T. Kirk.

William Shatner Rejoices Over Canadian Police Watchdog Review of Viral Stormtrooper Takedown

A police oversight committee will investigate an incident that occurred in Alberta earlier in the month when a woman dressed as a 'Star Wars' character was taken to the ground by officers who had guns drawn.

William Shatner Criticizes Police Who Drew Guns on Cosplayer: “This Cannot Be Covered Up”

William Shatner on Wednesday shared his contempt over a recent incident in Alberta, Canada, where police drew their guns on a woman who was dressed as a 'Star Wars' Stormtrooper, carrying a toy blaster.

William Shatner, Mia Farrow and More Hollywood Stars Pay Tribute to Brian Dennehy

In the wake of Brian Dennehy's death, Hollywood figures have taken to social media to pay tribute to the actor, who was known for such roles as basketball coach Bobby Knight, Chicago cop Jack Reed and serial killer John Wayne Gacy.