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Shatner to Record Another Album

CmdrTaco posted more than 10 years ago | from the you-can't-make-this-stuff-up dept.

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s20451 writes "Slashdotters may remember Canadian actor William Shatner from such hit TV shows as T. J. Hooker and Rescue 911; he was also known to dabble in science fiction. Shatner released an album, The Transformed Man, in 1968. Intending the album to be taken seriously, it is now held up as one of the campiest recordings of all time, including the worst Beatles cover ever produced. Now a new album is in the works, featuring joint work with Ben Folds, Henry Rollins, and Brad Paisley. More on Ananova."

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Yo! (0)

j0nkatz (315168) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837554)

A big FP to all the independent trolls in da hizouse!!!

And a big FUCK YOU to Wil Wheaton! Where is your album at bitch? Gonna cry because Shatner didn't include you on it???

TOS 4 EVAR!!!!!!!

Re:Yo! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837593)

Wow, a troll subscriber.

Or did someone just forget to check the "Post Anonymously" box?

Re:Yo! (-1)

j0nkatz (315168) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837606)

It was intended.

I fear not the -1

GAY-O (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837624)

==you

star something or another (-1, Redundant)

welthqa (111199) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837555)

he was on some space show too wasn't he?

Re:star something or another (1)

Zardoz44 (687730) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837600)

Yeah. The 4th link in the article. Hardly insightful.

Re:star something or another (1)

Tokerat (150341) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837613)


Nah, you're thinking of Robert Stack.

Re:star something or another (0, Troll)

welthqa (111199) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837617)

No, but seriously, I like the Shatner version of Rocketman. Why does everyone give him shit for his Immaculate Conception pauses? They leave me in antici..................pation.

Re:star something or another (1)

4Lorn (736594) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837685)

Star Wars? Star Gate?

Expect a review (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837558)

to be on Slumbering Lungfish.com

lore is on teh spoke!!11111~!! tilde

Star Trek (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837560)

Where is Star Trek in that list?

Re:Star Trek (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837662)

Where is Star Trek in that list?

I dunno but you know how Rollins shouts. Well, expect him to run screaming from the studio.

In related news (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837561)

How many people here like Justin Timberlake? I am 13/f/arizona and I think Justin's hot.

me 2! i'm 13/f 2, r u hot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837598)

what r u wearing.

cmdrtaco responds: (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837604)

34/m/florida here, wanna touch my peepee?

Little-known Shatner SECRETS (2, Funny)

Amsterdam Vallon (639622) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837568)

Star Trek was originally supposed to be a show about a bunch of rabbis in a synagogue. He said to the producers, 'instead of a synagogue, how about if the show is in outer space?' They said, 'okay.' And that's pretty much how it happened.

"When we did TJ Hooker I used to tell my co-star Adrian Zmed that he should change his name, like I did - from William Zmed."

"I tell people I have a 34 inch waist, but it's really 35."

"How do I stay so healthy and boyishly handsome? It's simple. I drink the blood of young runaways."

[Compiled from Conan O'Brien]

Re:Little-known Shatner SECRETS (5, Funny)

frodo from middle ea (602941) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837800)

Another little known Shatner fact as told by Patrick Stewart on Conan confessions...

If william shatner ever pulls you in to the men's room and asks you, do you want to see the captain's log, just say NO.

Lukcy bastard... (4, Funny)

Lugor (628175) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837571)

The only reason he stayed alive all these years was because he wore a Gold shirt and used the Red shirts as human shields! Bah!

Re:Lukcy bastard... (1)

WTFmonkey (652603) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837762)

Yup. Anytime a black dude in a red shirt went on an away mission, you knew he was toast. The hot chicks in the blue shirts always ended up safe, but had to go through some sort of plot twist first (e.g. the "Apollo" episode) and then get rescued by the crew.

*Shivers* (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837572)

I'm tingling with ecstatic anticipation.

In mother RUSSIA... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837574)

Shatner records YOU

The funniest Shatner bit ever (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837575)

It's a parody of a well-known series of Canadian beer commercials. Taken from wikipedia, but no link -- don't want to cause them more trouble!

"I am not a Starfleet commander, or T.J. Hooker. I don't live on Starship NCC-170...(some audience members say "one"), or own a phaser. And I don't know anybody named Bones, Sulu, or Spock. And no, I've never had green alien sex, though I'm sure it would be quite an evening. ("Pomp And Circumstances" begins playing) I speak English and French, NOT KLINGON! I drink Labatt's, not Romulan ale! And when someone says to me 'Live long and prosper', I seriously mean it when I say, 'Get a life'. My doctor's name is not McCoy, it's Ginsberg. And Tribbles were PUPPETS, not real animals. PUPPETS! And when I speak, I never, ever talk like every. Word. Is. Its. Own. Sentence. I live in California, but I was raised in Montreal. And yes, I've gone where no man has gone before, but I was in Mexico and her father gave me permission! My name is William Shatner, and I am Canadian!"

Sign of the Apocalypse (3, Informative)

DaRat (678130) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837581)

Oh my god! It's another sign of the apocalypse! We're doomed!!!!

Re:Sign of the Apocalypse (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837626)

a.?

Don't worry, you're safe... (5, Funny)

artemis67 (93453) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837723)

If Pat Boone singing heavy metal [amazon.com] didn't trigger it, then another Shatner album isn't going to hurt anybody (well, probably not permanently, anyway...)

Re:Don't worry, you're safe... (1)

raider_red (156642) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837848)

Yes, but Pat Boone and William Shatner announced a joint tour. Do you think that's a serious enough sign?

Re:Sign of the Apocalypse (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837787)

wow you said apocAlypse rather than apocolypse which i would've expected of a slashbot - congrats!

Terrible actor.. Probably a terrible singer (0, Redundant)

Brahmastra (685988) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837587)

Ever noticed the horrible overacting in the old Star Trek. I'm going to assume the music is also bad.

Re:Terrible actor.. Probably a terrible singer (1)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837628)

I think you are the first to ever notice that.

Congratulations.

Re:Terrible actor.. Probably a terrible singer (4, Funny)

Just Some Guy (3352) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837804)

Oh. My. God. Until you've heard Bill belting out "Lucy In The Sky (With Diamonds)", complete with synthetic reverb and panflute, you just won't understand. I mean, I'm pretty sure that Douglas Adams had that recording in mind when he invented Vogon poetry.

Really. It is that bad. I'd listen to an endless loop of RMS quarter-toning "The Free Software Song" before I'd willingly listen to Shatner again, although I'd prefer Leonard Nimoy's "If I Had A Hammer" to either of them.

Re:Terrible actor.. Probably a terrible singer (1)

Diomedes01 (173241) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837836)

What about Leonard Nemoy's hobbit song about Bilbo Baggins? I saw the music video of that about a year ago and almost wet myself I laughed so hard.

Please explain to a foreigner (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837588)

What is a "campy" recording?

Re:Please explain to a foreigner (2, Interesting)

RobFrontier (550029) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837671)

Cheesy, or over the top.

Re:Please explain to a foreigner (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837766)

Faggy too.

Re:Please explain to a foreigner (2, Informative)

falcon5768 (629591) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837719)

Balled of Bilbo Baggins, Spoken word Rocketman......

just about every "cast recording aside from nichelle nicoles and the girl who played the dabo girl who married Nom from ST DS9 who actually are wonderful singers and sang backup for a lot of other singers after their respective shows ends.

The Corbomite Maneuver revisited (1)

Phoenix-kun (458418) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837589)

Play this album across all hailing frequencies and it will rebuff any attack. The enemy ships won't be able to leave fast enough. ;)

Wrong category (3, Insightful)

Dirtside (91468) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837591)

This story was posted under the "Music" category. Clearly this is not going to qualify as "music" by any sane standard. I hereby request that Slashdot create a "Sign of the Apocalypse" category for any story that involves William Shatner "singing."

The logo for the "Sign of the Apocalypse" should obviously be a tambourine, man.

If I Had A Hammer...I'd smash every copy... (1)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837822)

I hope he does a cover of Lenard Nemoy's "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins"

Old News. Stuff that is stale. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837596)

This story is like two or three weeks old. Way to go being on the ball, Slashdot.

Oh please, Lord (3, Funny)

Our Man In Redmond (63094) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837599)

let this be one last, desparate effort to capture the Least Tasteful Slashdot Story of 2003 award.

what? (0)

liloconf (560960) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837605)

There's something in my cd player.....Some Thing...

Earlyish post dedicated to all my homiez in jail (-1)

cerskine (202611) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837608)

wazzup, biznatches? [trevorvanmeter.com]

Worst year EVER! (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837614)

I've often thought he was self centered, but how blind do you have to be not to see this as a bad venture?

Re:Worst year EVER! (1)

Zzootnik (179922) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837757)

HOWEVER....
As campy as this will probably be, filled with so many Shatner-isms like the ever so poignant.... ....pauses, this is STILL likely to make a lot of money. I don't think He's so blind as to not realize that he's just not going to make it to Casey casumz top 40... I think he's trying to move in on Weird Al's territory.

And I, for one, Welcome our new Pause-i-tronic Slim Shady Priceline Discounted Toupayed Captain Overlord...

A word of advice, Shat... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837625)

...you can never go wrong with a little more cowbell.

OMFG!! WALKEN AM ON TEH SPOKE!!!!1!1!!

heheh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837736)

Love that skit. (Walken was Bruce Dickinson, and Will Farrell was the cowbell player.)

"If Bruce Dickinson says we need more cowbell, then dammit, I think we should use more cowbell!"

bah, guess you had to be there.

And I think he's also co-writing a book... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837627)

I think he's also working with O.J. Simpson on a book with a working title of "Getting rid of inconvenient spouses."

Re:And I think he's also co-writing a book... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837731)

No, I think that's Robert Blake. Or maybe all three. Anyway, they're trying to talk Bill Clinton into coming in on the project.

even better, The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins by Nimoy (5, Funny)

lsd4all (526675) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837630)

The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins sung by Leonard Nimoy. [mac.com] i am cold, so very cold...

Re:even better, The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins by Nim (1)

Fnkmaster (89084) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837844)

Ohhh, that one always gets a laugh out of me, even though it's posted on every Lord of the Rings/Star Trek Slashdot thread. You ever wonder what goes through somebody's head when they agree to record something like that? I guess back then they didn't realize it would end up immortalized on the Internet, passed around for generations as a monument to human stupidity.

More? (1)

GoofyBoy (44399) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837633)

" Now a new album is in the works, featuring joint work with Ben Folds, Henry Rollins, and Brad Paisley. More on Ananova."

Did the editors check the links?

How is the Ananova article "more" than the CBC one?

Re:More? (1)

mlc (16290) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837676)

You wondered:
Did the editors check the links?
And why, exactly, should they start now?

Wanna hear the classic? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837639)

Seems to be an MP3 of the (in)famous cover of Lucy... here [farpointstation.org]

Already did some work with Ben Folds (4, Informative)

TTop (160446) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837643)

Shatner already did a couple new songs with Ben Folds on Ben's solo "Fear of Pop" release -- which, despite my love of Ben's other work, remains a real clunker of an album. And the Shatner songs were among the more interesting, if I recall correctly. (Can you tell that I didn't play it more than twice?)

Re:Already did some work with Ben Folds (2, Interesting)

xeaxes (554292) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837851)

I'm on the flip-side of this. Fear of Pop was an experimental album done for fun, and you can tell in the tracks. I really enjoy the album.

It's a weird techno/pop/rock mix. The Shatner tracks are hilarious. They were on Conan live when it was released and performed "In Love."

Ben Folds is also producing the album. It has been in the works for a couple of years.

On a related note... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837645)

The UN has uninaimously condemned this as a crime against humanity and given the go-ahead for UN troops to begin marching on Shatner's house.

Re:On a related note... (3, Funny)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837716)

The UN has uninaimously condemned this as a crime against humanity and given the go-ahead for UN troops to begin marching on Shatner's house.

That would be G. W. Bush, searching for the WMD and invading Shatner's house. Expect Kofi, France and Germany to go along this time.

Come to think of it, this would be like the Monty Python Joke Weapon sketch, wouldn't it?

ROFL (1)

C_Kode (102755) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837651)

Is this story classified as "News for Nerds" or is it "Stuff that matters"?

Re:ROFL (1)

Flower (31351) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837767)

Stuff that matters. Now I know why the DHS raised the threat level to Orange.

DEAR SWEET GOD!! (1)

Khan (19367) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837654)

NNNOOOOoooooOOOOooooOOOOOO!!!!! ANYTHING but Shatner singing again!!

Bad music? (0, Redundant)

weez75 (34298) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837655)

I for one find it immensely better than the efforts by fellow Trek star Leonard Nimoy. Have you guys heard The Hobbit Song?

Any hopes of a guest appearance by David Hasselhoff?

I believe I speak for us all when I say: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837659)

KAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Spock Please........don't use..........somanycaps....It's like.......yelling.

worst beatles cover ever? (4, Funny)

Savatte (111615) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837672)

I don't know. I saw Vanilla Ice live back in 2001 at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY, and he covered Strawberry Fields Forever. This was when he was in his nu-metal phase. Shatner's version was hilarious. the Iceman's was sad and only slightly hilarious.

Oh My God! (4, Funny)

Richard_at_work (517087) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837677)

I.

Cant.

Take.

Much more of this!

oh god...... (0)

liloconf (560960) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837678)

Force fields. Full remaining strength. Total Reserve.

Can't .. breathe! (5, Funny)

LNO (180595) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837679)

Apocalypse .. imminent! Must .. warn .. the world! Somehow .. life .. being drained .. from my body!

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA *gasp* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

How could he miss the opportunity... (1)

TheGreatGraySkwid (553871) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837682)

...to do a duet with Ol' Yellow Eyes [geocities.com] ?

Shatner? Yes! (1)

errxn (108621) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837693)

I've! Got! To! Buy! This! Album!

</ bad Shatner impression >

Who has my copy?? (2, Funny)

NineNine (235196) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837695)

OK, now I lent out my copy to a co-worker years and years ago and never got it back. Anyone who worked the call center at IBM in RTP, NC in '96-'98 who borrowed it... you want to return it? I've solely missed hearing his rendition of "Mister Tambourine Man" and "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" for several years now.

There are worse things to listen to... (1)

mycr0ft (207814) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837697)

...perhaps he [nimoy.com] might no be far behind with another [nimoy.com] of his very successful albums [geocities.com] .
Hope against all logic.

Say it isn't so. (5, Funny)

ilsa (197564) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837698)

I wonder will he do any covers of songs by Shaka KHAAAAAAAAN!!!

oh... (1)

wwest4 (183559) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837700)

MIS-ter...tam-bo-RINE MAN!!!!

obligtory simpsons quote (4, Funny)

Savatte (111615) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837706)

Comic book guy: "Stop right there. I have the only working phaser in existence. It was fired once, to prevent William Shatner from making another album."

Gigli (2, Funny)

gotpaint32 (728082) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837708)

What Affleck and J-Lo did for the silver screen, Shatner will do in the record buisness...

Neverhtheless, Shatner is a comedic genius, especially if he is being serious!

Picture yourself... (1)

Bob Cat - NYMPHS (313647) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837710)

on a BOAT!
on a RIVER!!
with tangerine TREES!!!
and marmaLADE SKIES!!!!

He Knows What He's Doing (2, Interesting)

Slider451 (514881) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837714)

From the article:

Shatner has made a living in recent years by spoofing his own overdramatic acting style.

Did you see him on Conan a couple years ago, dancing and worshipping O'Brien? He was making such a fool of himself Conan couldn't get a single slam in.

He's ridiculous... like a fox.

RIAA Strikes Back... (4, Funny)

WIAKywbfatw (307557) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837715)

See? You Kazaa addicts couldn't quit while you were ahead, could you? Now RIAA's fighting back, and it's fighting dirty. You think those lawsuits on 12-year-olds were their ultimate weapon? They were just the warm-up act.

A new album from William Shatner? What next, Leonard Nimoy following up his musical tribute to Bilbo Baggins with one to the Fellowship? An album of medical-related cover versions (Something's Got A Hold Of My Heart, etc) from DeForest Kelly?

Do you see what Star Trek-related madness you file swappers have unleashed upon us all?

Re:RIAA Strikes Back... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837798)

Kelly's dead. That said, if he did do an album it would be Stairway to Heaven compared to Shitner's.

Re:RIAA Strikes Back... (1)

WIAKywbfatw (307557) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837835)

He might be dead but that wouldn't stop RIAA from cashing in on his fame.

The Entire CD will consist of (0)

Quirk (36086) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837721)

KLIGON OPERA

Another? (1)

Byteme (6617) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837728)

That would that would be in addition to Fear of Pop [pitchforkmedia.com] that he did with Ben Folds [allmusic.com] back in 1998. Despite the reviews that you see online, I think this is a gem... and it is available on vinyl to boot.

Leonard Nimoy was more prolific (1)

tunabomber (259585) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837733)

I guess I'll add it my collection, which includes these records [geocities.com] .

Hmmm (1)

shystershep (643874) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837734)

Dammit Jim! I'm a doctor, not a lounge singer!

Not for nothin', but... (0, Redundant)

Captain Beefheart (628365) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837751)

The article you linked to said the album was already recorded. I guess the worst part is over, though. Those poor, poor people.

whoooa (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837753)

This totally discredits the credibility of HUGE stars like Henry Rollins [sarcasm, really]. Where has he been since MTV dumped him in the 90's?

Re:whoooa (1)

bar-agent (698856) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837829)

He shows up in bit parts in movies. He was in Bad Boys II, for example.

Dammit Bones! (1)

thepuma (721283) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837754)

I'm a captain, not a singer!

- James Tiberias Kirk

star trek (2, Funny)

sirinek (41507) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837755)

I remember some years back listening to the Howard Stern show, and he played clips of several ST cast members doing song covers. The one I remember the most is Leonard Nimoy doing a cover of Johnny Cash's "I Walk The Line". Yeow.

It's your fault (4, Funny)

dswensen (252552) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837771)

You people have no one but yourselves to blame!

William Shatner recorded a couple of bad records, what, back in the Sixties? Longer ago than most Slashdotters have been alive. Since then he's done a couple of appearances on SNL and that thing with Fear of Pop, written some bad novels, some priceline commercials... not exactly a man constantly in the public eye, despite, perhaps, his best efforts to the contrary.

And yet, whenever a discussion of Shatner comes up, it seems everyone shouts "Yeah, Captain Kirk, sure, but did you know he recorded Mister Tambourine Man! Mister... Tambourine...Man!" (Doing the wildly exaggerated "Captain Kirk" impression which, despite watching a lot of classic Star Trek, I've never actually seen him do.)

The fact that people can't seem to stop talking about a musical recording he made four decades ago probably gave him the idea that that's what his "fans" wanted. Way to go, guys!

I see one of two things happening here:

1) It will be so bad it will finally kill off the immortal cachet generated by his original recordings back in the 60s.

2) It will be so bad it will make him immortal for another forty years.

Personally, I hope it's the latter. The world would be a more boring place without William Shatner.

Re:It's your fault (1)

bigjnsa500 (575392) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837832)

You also forgot "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

morons still waiting for 'stuff that matters'? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837789)

eye gas formerly important 'commanders' must support each other's phonIE foibles? is shatner a member of robbIE's gnu dating service? is the won-eyed girl for real? stay tuned eye gas?

morons build vessel that floats on any suBStance? (Score:0)
by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 29, @02:53PM (#7829639)
you can bet your .asp on that won?

creators/humankind converge to repel unprecedented evile? (Score:0)
by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 29, @02:51PM (#7829610)

& why not? what other options are there for us?

eyecon0meter: survival most sought after feature? (Score:0)
by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 29, @02:48PM (#7829586)

creators' badtoll over corepirate nazi execrable (Score:0)
by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 29, @02:46PM (#7829567)
disposal?

newclear power dissed/cussed? (Score:0)
by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 29, @02:41PM (#7829536)

newclear powered blips explore corepirate nazi (Score:-1, Offtopic)
by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 29, @07:53AM (#7826913)
cesspool?

pheWWW.

lookout bullow. the daze of the phonIE payper liesense ?pr? ?firm? hypenosys stock markup FraUD softwar gangster execrable, is WANing into coolapps/the abyss, at the increasing speed of right.

consult with/trust in yOUR creators.... get ready to brighten up?

mynuts won: solar(is) power included?

Next to Rollins... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837790)

...Shatner will sound like Pavarotti. Are they going to duet 'TV Party?'

StarTrekking (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837792)

"We come in peace, shoot to kill, shoot to kill shoot to kill, we come in peace, shoot to kill, Scotty beam me up..."

Maybe he can do a duet (1)

nija (667087) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837801)

with Leonard Nimoy... perhaps the Legend of Bilbo Baggins will live on into the coming centuries. But please let it be gone by the time Picard begins telling Number 1 where to go Number 1, I order you to go Number 2. hu hu hu

Fear of Pop, anyone? (1)

thdexter (239625) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837802)

Ben Folds did a spoken-word album with Shatner on the track "In Love"... the Conan appearance was AWESOME. Just imagine Shatner reciting these lyrics [benfolds.org] :

At puberty, I was sworn to secrecy
By the international brotherhood of lying, fickle males
I can't tell you anything
And I can't commit!
You're right!
I can't commit... to you.

Fear of Pop (1)

illsorted (12593) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837812)

This isn't the first time that Shatner has worked with Ben Folds. He performs a great spoken word track on Folds' side project album, "Fear of Pop: Volume 1 [amazon.com] ".

The worst Beatles cover ever produced??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7837820)

Someone obviously hasn't heard Tiny Tim's rendition of "Hey Jude"!

Re:The worst Beatles cover ever produced??? (2, Informative)

fishbowl (7759) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837853)

>Someone obviously hasn't heard Tiny Tim's
>rendition of "Hey Jude"!

Sure, but even that is not as bad as Shatner's "Lucy". Neither is as bad as Nimoy's "Mr. Tambourine Man". And NOTHING compares to "Bilbo... Bilbo Baggins... only three feet tall...." Gah.

Hell yes! (3, Funny)

applef00 (574694) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837833)

I for one am stoked. I think I may be the only person that likes Transformed Man on it's own merits (although I do like the camp factor as well). I searched long and hard for one of the original LPs. I also have the Leonard Nimoy records. Now those are truly terrible. Nimoy makes Shatner sound like Andrea Bocelli.

Beam me up.... (1)

sameerdesai (654894) | more than 10 years ago | (#7837845)

Scotty... my ears are hurting...
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