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It's kinda lame but I couldn't resist ;) If you like, have another one: David Tennant on set

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It's kinda lame but I couldn't resist ;) If you like, have another one: David Tennant on set

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Man, am I glad I started to watch Star Trek just in time for the big 50th anniversary celebrations! Imagine what I would have missed if I had come too late, as I usually do.

Look, it's a smiling William Shatner! I am seriously happy about this picture. I admit I had been worried a bit, seeing recent pictures of other events, where he often looked a bit sullen. With the young Kirk, I always had liked that slight smirk he has even in serious scenes. Also, since the guy is 84 already, he is not standing, but sitting and there is a "don't touch" rule. Lots of pictures have people standing next to him with their arms at the side like a tin soldier. I didn't want that either.

With pictures like this the line moves fast, so you also have to worry to stand in the right place and not have your eyes closed when the pic is taken. But as you can see, I managed that all. And then I totally screwed up at the autograph session.

While waiting in line, we were told "Don't engage him into a conversation, move fast" etc. But when approaching his table, we were surprised to find that he even did name dedications, which apparently he does not very often. So, here is how I screwed up: My friend who was before me, said her name and the handler next to him wrote it down, to show him how it's spelled. He repeated the name (and also said he liked her shirt which actually was mine that I had lent to her).

But I, always trying to be more perfect than others, couldn't do it like everyone else, now could I? No, always being the well prepared fan that I am, I had a sticky post-it note in my folder, with my name, which I usually stick to pictures. So I got it out, stuck it onto the edge of the picture (I am pretty certain about that, as I wanted to leave enough room for the signature) and gave it to the handler. What I didn't realize that somehow on its way from the handler to Bill the handler had taken it off and put it on again, but a lot higher than it had been. And so poor Bill barely had enough room above the note but under his face.

Ah well. It's special and unique I guess (I also have ordered a JPG of this picture to have it signature free)

When I walked away, he even said "Dankeschön" to me. I seriously don't get why everyone says he is difficult. He was totally relaxed and in a good mood, and the panels were hilarious. We wondered whether he had had a clown for breakfast. I didn't write anything down, and there were some stories we had heard before. The nicest moment was when a young man asked for his mother that he would say his catchphrase "Denny Crane" from "Boston Legal". He said that he never does this, as he does not want to be a monkey or parrot, but this was such a nice request, and he let the mother come forward, bent down and said it to her.

Video of William Shatner coming out for his second panel and commenting on my Holzmichel video that was on screen before: https://www.facebook.com/unconventionaltheshow/videos/1725718174365830/


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Man, am I glad I started to watch Star Trek just in time for the big 50th anniversary celebrations! Imagine what I would have missed if I had come too late, as I usually do.

Look, it's a smiling William Shatner! I am seriously happy about this picture. I admit I had been worried a bit, seeing recent pictures of other events, where he often looked a bit sullen. With the young Kirk, I always had liked that slight smirk he has even in serious scenes. Also, since the guy is 84 already, he is not standing, but sitting and there is a "don't touch" rule. Lots of pictures have people standing next to him with their arms at the side like a tin soldier. I didn't want that either.

With pictures like this the line moves fast, so you also have to worry to stand in the right place and not have your eyes closed when the pic is taken. But as you can see, I managed that all. And then I totally screwed up at the autograph session.

While waiting in line, we were told "Don't engage him into a conversation, move fast" etc. But when approaching his table, we were surprised to find that he even did name dedications, which apparently he does not very often. So, here is how I screwed up: My friend who was before me, said her name and the handler next to him wrote it down, to show him how it's spelled. He repeated the name (and also said he liked her shirt which actually was mine that I had lent to her).

But I, always trying to be more perfect than others, couldn't do it like everyone else, now could I? No, always being the well prepared fan that I am, I had a sticky post-it note in my folder, with my name, which I usually stick to pictures. So I got it out, stuck it onto the edge of the picture (I am pretty certain about that, as I wanted to leave enough room for the signature) and gave it to the handler. What I didn't realize that somehow on its way from the handler to Bill the handler had taken it off and put it on again, but a lot higher than it had been. And so poor Bill barely had enough room above the note but under his face.

Ah well. It's special and unique I guess (I also have ordered a JPG of this picture to have it signature free)

When I walked away, he even said "Dankeschön" to me. I seriously don't get why everyone says he is difficult. He was totally relaxed and in a good mood, and the panels were hilarious. We wondered whether he had had a clown for breakfast. I didn't write anything down, and there were some stories we had heard before. The nicest moment was when a young man asked for his mother that he would say his catchphrase "Denny Crane" from "Boston Legal". He said that he never does this, as he does not want to be a monkey or parrot, but this was such a nice request, and he let the mother come forward, bent down and said it to her.

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I need to catch up on my comparison pictures, I have so many more which I never posted. But here is a new one from yesterday, I couldn't help noticing similarities (I found them while looking for JB in a kilt for [profile] alumfelga ;) ) So here's John Barrowman compared with himself - or: Some things never change!

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Okay, one more, while I'm at it - William Shatner and John Barrowman:

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Previous comparisons:

William Shatner and John Barrowman - halfnaked

William Shatner and Vic Mignogna

William Shatner and Richard Dean Anderson (with a whale)

William Shatner and Richard Dean Anderson (white shirt, pointing)

William Shatner and William Shatner (facial expressions)

Young William Shatner and young Götz George
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I need to catch up on my comparison pictures, I have so many more which I never posted. But here is a new one from yesterday, I couldn't help noticing similarities (I found them while looking for JB in a kilt for [livejournal.com profile] alumfelga ;) ) So here's John Barrowman compared with himself - or: Some things never change!

 photo John 700 x 343.jpg

Okay, one more, while I'm at it - William Shatner and John Barrowman:

 photo comparison pool.jpg

Previous comparisons:

William Shatner and John Barrowman - halfnaked

William Shatner and Vic Mignogna

William Shatner and Richard Dean Anderson (with a whale)

William Shatner and Richard Dean Anderson (white shirt, pointing)

William Shatner and William Shatner (facial expressions)

Young William Shatner and young Götz George
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I've recently started a new hobby: Comparison pictures. It all began with a picture of William Shatner in a white shirt, pointing with his finger and I remembered that I had the exact same pose with Richard Dean Anderson. Really two sides of a coin:

Comparison 1: William Shatner and Richard Dean Anderson (white shirt, pointing)

A short time later I found this gem:

Comparison 2: William Shatner and Richard Dean Anderson (with a whale)

I mean, really? What are the odds? The next one is not mine, and it compares William Shatner with himself, but it is really well done: William Shatner and William Shatner (facial expressions)

And I guess you can count the one of Young William Shatner and young Götz George as well, even though I didn't name it comparison pic back then.

I guess today's picture does not really count, as Vic Mignogna from "Star Trek Continues" has set out to be as close to the original as possible, but I still wanted to do it, as I think the result is amazing. (Apologies, it seems I've posted this one before. Sorry) Especially in the screenshot below you could think it's from an original episode:

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I have some more comparison pics in the pipeline, stay tuned! I'm comparing everyone with everyone - Wiliam Shatner with John Barrowman, John Barrowman with Richard Dean Anderson and also Vic and John. This one was rather fun - I definitely seem to have a certain type!
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I've recently started a new hobby: Comparison pictures. It all began with a picture of William Shatner in a white shirt, pointing with his finger and I remembered that I had the exact same pose with Richard Dean Anderson. Really two sides of a coin:

Comparison 1: William Shatner and Richard Dean Anderson (white shirt, pointing)

A short time later I found this gem:

Comparison 2: William Shatner and Richard Dean Anderson (whale)

I mean, really? What are the odds? The next one is not mine, and it compares William Shatner with himself, but it is really well done: William Shatner and William Shatner (facial expressions)

And I guess you can count the one of Young William Shatner and young Götz George as well, even though I didn't name it comparison pic back then.

I guess today's picture does not really count, as Vic Mignogna from "Star Trek Continues" has set out to be as close to the original as possible, but I still wanted to do it, as I think the result is amazing. Especially in the screenshot below you could think it's from an original episode:

 photo Bill amp Vic 600 x 359.jpg

 photo 10342780_10208513117693371_123339641901169752_n 600 x 402.jpg

I have some more comparison pics in the pipeline, stay tuned! I'm comparing everyone with everyone - Wiliam Shatner with John Barrowman, John Barrowman with Richard Dean Anderson and also Vic and John. This one was rather fun - I definitely seem to have a certain type!
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I guess this doesn't really count for a comparison pic as Vic Mignogna has set out to come as close to the original as possible, but still I thought a little side-by-side was in order. It's amazing how much like William Shatner he looks in some scenes. Actually even more in the screenshot (below) when he bends down slightly. Sometimes you get a déjá vu effect.

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I guess this doesn't really count for a comparison pic as Vic Mignogna has set out to come as close to the original as possible, but still I thought a little side-by-side was in order. It's amazing how much like William Shatner he looks in some scenes. Actually even more in the screenshot (below) when he bends down slightly. Sometimes you get a déjá vu effect.

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Remember the comparisons I did between naked John Barrowman and William Shatner here? Same pose and all.

Today I watched the classic horror movie "Kingdom of the Spiders". You can watch it here if you like. Again I could not help noticing similarities between my favorite people.

Both William Shatner and John Barrowman in pink:

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And a famous scene from the movie is William Shatner with a tarantula on his face. Richard Dean Anderson did that once as well:

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Remember the comparisons I did between naked John Barrowman and William Shatner here? Same pose and all.

Today I watched the classic horror movie "Kingdom of the Spiders". You can watch it here if you like. Again I could not help noticing similarities between my favorite people.

Both William Shatner and John Barrowman in pink:

 photo pink comparison 600 x 229.jpg

And a famous scene from the movie is William Shatner with a tarantula on his face. Richard Dean Anderson did that once as well:

 photo comparison spider 600 x 286.jpg
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Every fan of Captain Kirk, stop what you are doing right now and start reading his autobiography. It is such a wonderful read, giving insight into Kirk's thoughts and feelings and also struggles. It shows us events we know about from his perspective, and also some events we didn't yet know. Every decision, every death he had to watch, they all shaped him to become the great man he would be. His first command and his first meeting of all the people who later would serve on the "Enterprise". I loved especially the first meeting between Spock and McCoy.

And all those familiar names - Tom Leighton, Ben Finney and his daughter Jamie, Sean Finnegan, Ruth, Gary Mitchell, Captain Garrowick, Carol Marcus, both Deckers.... They all are no longer just characteres in a TV show, they are now real people to me. The stories get connected with each other, and sometimes we meet them again much later. We follow Kirk from his beginnings as he is serving on the "Republic", "Farragut" and "Hotspur", making his way up before becoming the captain of the "Enterprise".

A foreword by McCoy and an afterword by Spock make this book round and wonderful and lovely. You certainly won't regret it.

I loved especially to learn about his early years in the academy, I would like to know more about that. And the stories that were just a throw away line on TV - like in the episode "Where no man has gone before" which I rewatched yesterday. Now I know how exactly it came that Gary Mitchell took a dart for him. Later in the book it is more a re-telling of events we already have witnessed, but still a twist here, a turn there, a missing scene added, some thoughts and feelings. I loved it from start till end.

I picked up this book at noon in Forbidden Planet in London, and when I arrived home at midnight I was through. . It kept me company in the plane and in the bus and arriving home two hours later than planned wasn't a problem at all. As I was in outer space in my mind.

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I have no idea whom to give credit for those, because the guy who posted these at the William Shatner Facebook group seems to steal from all over the place and never gives credit but I like them too much to not share. Because they are spot on.

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