Washington, Apr 29 - In honour of his support of NASA programs and science education, NASA has honoured Canadian actor William Shatner with its Distinguished Public Service Medal, the space agency's highest award for non-government people.
The medal reads, "For outstanding generosity and dedication to inspiring new generations of explorers around the world, and for unwavering support for NASA and its missions of discovery."
London, February 28 : ' Star Trek ' legend William Shatner has claimed that he has been personally involved in dealings with extra-terrestrial life.
New York, Jan. 19 : George Takei, who co-starred with William Shatner in `Star Trek' 45 years ago, still remembers the experience vividly but not with fondness.
"Bill's douchiness. He's very self-possessed, self-involved, everything revolves around the captain," the New York Post quoted him as saying on `Watch What Happens Live.'
Washington, September 6 : Canadian actor William Shatner is facing a lawsuit from two of his former employees for allegedly discriminating and harassing them after one of them refused to sign a waiver after getting injured on the job.
Wellington, Jan 11 : William Shatner, who has shot down all hopes for a peace deal between ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek’ fans, has now called for retribution.
Fellow ‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei had called last month for devotees of both franchises to unite against the mutual threat to all science fiction ‘Twilight’.
New York Nov 17 : In a new Thanksgiving safety video titled `Eat, fry. Love', William Shatner offers tips to those who plan to fry their birds for the day.
The 80-year-old actor shares his love for fried turkey by teaching how to do it safely in an ad for the insurance company State Farm.
New York, May 04 : ‘Star Trek’ star William Shatner, who asked for stocks instead of cash when he became pitchman for the Internet travel company Priceline. com in 1997, has made a startling 600 million dollars – thanks to his early decision.
According to The Toronto Sun, Priceline’s shares are currently trading close to 300-dollar apiece. And although the company won’t disclose how many shares Shatner receives, it’s reported to be plenty.
Washington, Mar 13 : Actor William Shatner has launched a new social network website, ‘MyOuterSpace. com’, aimed at science fiction, horror and fantasy fans who want to make a career in the science fiction industry.
The Canadian hopes to recruit people with skills in the field of science fiction.
London, March 5 : Veteran actor William Shatner will be conferred with lifetime achievement award at Banff World Television Festival in his native Canada.
Shatner, known for his role as Star Trek's Captain Kirk, will receive the honour at the summer event, which takes place in Alberta from June 13-16, reports dailystar. co. uk.
He will also present a master class during the festival to discuss his five-decade-long Hollywood career.(IANS)
London, Oct 24 : After calling co-actor George Takei a "psychotic" and "sick" person in his bitter YouTube video, former ‘Star Trek’ star William Shatner is disappointed that he did not get to attend Takei’s wedding.
Takei married partner Brad Altman on September 14.
London, Oct 22 : Star Trek legend William Shatner has instigated an attack on his former co-star George Takei via a Youtube video, in which he calls him "sick" and "psychotic".
New York, April 18 : Hollywood star William Shatner has revealed that he did not have any idea that his co-stars in ‘Star Trek’ disliked him until the show ended.
He writes in his autobiography ‘Up Till Now’ that he had to put in years of hard work to improve his relationship with the other actors.
London, Feb 8 : William Shatner, who played Captain James Kirk in Star Trek, has confessed that he has never watched the TV show or any of the spin-off movies that propelled him to fame.
The 76-year-old actor refuses to watch himself onscreen because he believes ‘(he) sucks’ at acting in the popular sci-fi series.
Washington, January 22: Veteran actor William Shatner is just not happy with the way ‘Star Trek’ writers planned the scene in which heroic sci-fi character Captain Kirk dies.
He says that even the audiences were not glad to see Kirk falling to his death from a cliff.
Shatner also blames himself for bearing misconceptions that he could make the scene spectacular despite its being laxly written.
Washington, October 20 : Hollywood star William Shatner has denied that he is playing a cameo in the new ‘Star Trek’ prequel, and criticised director J.J. Abrams and other producers for not casting him in a substantial role.
The actor, well-known for playing Captain James Kirk in the original movies and television franchise, insisted that he would not do a cameo even if the producers had offered him one.
"I don't do cameos... I can't imagine what I would do as a cameo," Contactmusic quoted him as saying.