James T. Kirk, our favorite Jewish starship captain, was the randiest guy in the galaxy. And so, it seems, is the actor who played the legendary Enterprise flyboy.
That bit is actually not news. After all, the 85-year-old Shatner is now on wife Number 4.
What is news is a blockbuster lawsuit filed by a 59-year-old Florida radio host who claims Shatner is daddy dearest.
My children are my life. I have three kids in total; Leslie, Lisabeth & Melanie. They are my reason to get up & live each day to the fullest— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) May 15, 2015
Peter Sloan — who goes by the name Peter Shanter — wants a whopping $170 million. Sloan says that Shatner, had an affair with his birth mother, who CNN reports is named Katherine Burt (a/k/a Kathy McNeil). Burt, he said, gave him up for adoption.
Sloan says Shatner — whose lawyer said the star denies assertion — has refused a paternity test.
Shatner seemed to be responding to the scandal with a single tweet Thursday.
“My children are my life. I have three kids in total: Leslie, Lisabeth & Melanie. They are my reason to get up.”
Sloan was not included in his list.
“Dammit, Jim, I’m a doctor, not a sailor!”
Well, lets hope Dr. McCoy sits this Star Trek reunion out.
William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk on the original “Star Trek,” will apparently host the first-ever licensed Star Trek cruise. On the official website, he said that the cruise — to be held in two year’s time — should be, “a lot of fun.”
Marina Sirtis and Jonathan Frakes from “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Robert Picardo from “Star Trek: Voyager,” James Darren from “Deep Space Nine,” Denise Crosby from “The Next Generation,” and John de Lancie from “The Next Generation,” “Voyager” and “Deep Space Nine” will all join Shatner.
Prices range from $975 a person to $7,500. You can look forward to themed nights — like Q’s Masquerade Ball and Risa’s Festival of the Moon Party — and “Star Trek” trivia contests. A “Star Trek” Scavenger Hunt will also take place on the private island Great Stirrup Cay, the fans own “private planet,” as described by the website.
The Norwegian Pearl (the substitute Enterprise for this voyage) will set sail January 9, 2017 from Miami, Florida, and will host 2,200 trekkies for 6 days.
Although a year late, the cruise is part of the upcoming 50th anniversary celebration of the first broadcast of Star Trek, in 1966.
Live long and prosper on the high seas!
William Shatner in full Captain Kirk mode is looking to marshal a crew for a project with an astronomical budget to deal with California’s drought problems, although some might call it a pipe dream.
The “Star Trek” star has told Yahoo! Tech journalist David Pogue he intends to start a crowdsource campaign on Kickstarter.com to raise $30 billion for a pipeline to bring water from the Seattle area for use by thirsty California.
“How bad would it be to get a large, 4-foot pipeline, keep it above ground - because if it leaks, you’re irrigating,” the 84-year-old Shatner told Yahoo! in a story posted on Friday.
“Bring it down here and fill one of our lakes! Lake Mead!” said Shatner, referring to a lake on the border between Arizona and Nevada.
Already, the idea has run into one big obstacle: officials in Washington state are pouring cold water on it.
“Frankly we found it highly illogical, to put it in ‘Star Trek’ terms,” said Washington Department of Ecology spokesman Dan Partridge, using a catch phrase of “Star Trek” character Spock. “This would involve so many obstacles, so many hurdles that it would have to overcome to become reality.
“Namely the water of Washington state, you have to acquire a number of rights to use that water and we would not be approving transfer of a huge volume of water out of our state at this point in time when we have a drought of our own to deal with.”
Representatives for Shatner could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. The project had not appeared on Kickstarter’s website by Tuesday morning.
California is entering the fourth year of a devastating drought that has depleted reservoirs and raised costs of importing fresh water from elsewhere. On Saturday, California water officials presented a revised plan aimed at achieving Governor Jerry Brown’s mandate of reducing urban water use by 25 percent.
Shatner acknowledged that he might not be able to raise the $30 billion, but he said the project would build awareness about California’s water needs, according to Yahoo! Tech.
“If I don’t make $30 billion, I’ll give the money to a politician who says, ‘I’ll build it,’” Shatner told Pogue.
William Shatner cannot attend the funeral of his friend and “Star Trek” co-star Leonard Nimoy because of a prior commitment for a charity ball, the actor said on Twitter on Saturday.
Shatner and Nimoy portrayed the two best-known characters on the original “Star Trek” television series launched in 1966 and in a series of films, with Shatner playing the adventurous Captain Kirk and Nimoy as the logic-bound, half-alien Mr. Spock.
Nimoy, who had battled chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), died on Friday at age 83 at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles.
Shatner said in a post on Twitter that he was in Florida, having previously agreed to appear at a Red Cross ball.
“Leonard’s funeral is tomorrow. I can’t make it back in time,” Shatner wrote, adding “I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest friends is being buried.”
(JTA) — Last year Volkswagen donated more than a million dollars to an international youth center at Auschwitz.
In 2011 it donated $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League.
And in 2009 it was reported that the Beetle — that iconic VW creation — was actually designed by a Jew.
But the German automaker — which, like other industries in the Third Reich, cooperated with the Nazis and has been boycotted by many Jews as a result — may have finally figured out a strategy to put the stigma of its past behind it. It has recruited both the stars of the original “Star Trek” series to plug its new car, the e-Golf, in the United States.
According to Auto Evolution, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy — both Jewish — will star in the marketing campaign for VW’s first electric car.
The two were apparently tapped because the “Vulcan salute and the Volkswagen logo have so much in common,” the auto industry publication reported.
That salute, as any Jewish Trekkie worth his salt will know, is similar to a Jewish blessing sign – two hands forming the Hebrew letter Shin — that frequently appears on Jewish gravestones.
Could the twin appearance of Spock and Kirk convince diehard boycotters of German cars (who, as journalist Jeffrey Goldberg noted in a recent Atlantic column, rarely boycott any other German products) to drop their grudge and buy the wagon of der Volk?
Bimah me up, Scottie!
This article has been sent!Close