Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Bill Shatner: Rocket Man



Back before Bill Shatner realized the value of parody, he simply was the single greatest unintentional purveyor of cheese the world has ever known.

(HT: Galley Slaves)

11 comments:

Tom Van Dyke said...

That "I Am Not Spock" guy was second in command.

Kathy Hutchins said...

If you know what SCA filk music is, you've heard of Joe Bethancourt. If you've never heard of Joe Bethancourt, you have no idea what filk music is. Anyway, via Joe I gleaned this undeniable wisdom originally authored by scifi filker Jane Mailander:

"He who sings, prays twice" -- St. Augustine of Hippo.

"St. Augustine never heard William Shatner sing 'Rocket Man'." -- Jane Mailander

(Actually, Jane attributes the quote to St. Thomas Aquinas, but it wouldn't be the first time a 21st century Harmless Historical Nut got a detail wrong.)

Hunter Baker said...

Tom, that was possibly a topper. Shatner barely maintains the lead because he accompanied himself.

S. T. Karnick said...

I think it's going to be a long, long time before I recover from that video.

Daniel said...

Bless you, Hunter Baker. Bless you.

This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever had the privilege of witnessing.

But of course, I'm one of them.

Pastorius said...

That was absolutely painful to watch. I HAD to turn it off.

James Elliott said...

William Shatner is comic gold. Just watch Boston Legal (ignore the preachy parts and you'll do okay). It opens your eyes to a whole new interpretation of both Star Trek and T.J. Hooker.

The Classic Liberal Anonymous said...

T.J. Hooker

Now thats a name I thought I'd never hear again.

Hunter Baker said...

I was a devoted fan of T.J. Hooker. What always bothered me was the difference between Shatner's hair on Star Trek (flat, not that thick) and his hair on Hooker (bushy, full). I had the same questions about Burt Reynolds. This was before my young mind could even consider the possibility of my heroes sporting hairpieces.

Daniel said...

I always thought it was a left-over tribble, Hunter.

Hunter Baker said...

Explains everything, Dan.