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Posted: 12/30/2003 11:18:54 AM EDT
Isn't this one of the signs of the Apocalypse?


Shatner to release new album

Last Updated Wed, 24 Dec 2003
CBC News Online

NEW YORK - According to the New York Post newspaper, William Shatner is set to release a new album.

Guest musicians on the new disc, which was produced by Ben Folds of the Ben Folds Five, include former Black Flag lead singer Henry Rollins and country star Brad Paisley.

The new album isn't the first foray into recording for the Montreal-born actor best known for playing James T. Kirk, the captain of the starship Enterprise on the original Star Trek series.

In 1968, Shatner released his first album The Transformed Man, which includes spoken-word cover versions of the Beatles' Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds and Bob Dylan's Mr. Tambourine Man.

Although Shatner intended The Transformed Man to be taken seriously, it's become something of a camp classic.

The Hip Surgery Music Guide, an internet guide that celebrates offbeat musical genres, says the songs can be taken as examples of "either impassioned intensity or pompous overacting."

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

In 1998, he played himself in the comedy Free Enterprise. He also recorded a song called No Tears For Caesar for the film's soundtrack. It combines elements of hip hop and a Shakespearean sonnet.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 11:41:35 AM EDT
[bones] Dammit Jim your a starship captain not a singer! [/bones]

[spock] This is highly illogical [/spock]

[scotty] CAPT'N WE CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE!!!! [/scotty]

Link Posted: 12/30/2003 11:43:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2003 11:44:18 AM EDT by raven]
You can d/l Shatner's Priceline.com ads off of Kazaa.  The one where he sings Young MC's 1980's pop rap number "Bust a Move" is some funny shit.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 11:46:52 AM EDT
[bones] Dammit Jim your a starship captain not a singer! [/bones]

[spock] This is highly illogical [/spock]

[scotty] CAPT'N WE CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE!!!! [/scotty]
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[Kirk]But Spock...I just...can't...Leave it alone![/Kirk]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 11:51:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Airwolf:
Isn't this one of the signs of the Apocalypse?
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Hey! If you're going to post this kind of stuff, at least give the rest of us a shot at the zingers! That was exactly what I was going to post!

Shatner must be hard-up for cash to get his head to the taxidermist again.

(Insert [b]Dolomite[/b]'s avatar here)
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 7:51:24 PM EDT
Crazy Canadians!

Oh God No Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 7:58:45 PM EDT
to boldly go where no bad singer has gone before
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 8:02:55 PM EDT
I have the "Spaced Out" album with both Nimoy and The Shat doing what they do worst.  Nimoy's rendition of "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" is embarrassing to say the least, but there isn't anything even close to Shat's Lucy in the Sky or Tambourine man.  They are truly terrible.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 8:37:12 PM EDT

Put that baby on a looped tape...and Sadaam will be singin' like a canary. Not only would we find out where the WMD's are, but he'd probably tell us who shot Kennedy too.

Link Posted: 12/30/2003 10:01:54 PM EDT
Didn't Chekov do a cover of "Srairway To Heawen"?
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:26:16 AM EDT
[b]Shatner to release new album [/b]

I'll buy it! [:D]

Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:59:32 AM EDT
Jim, please.. no more vulcan singing.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 5:29:39 AM EDT
that's the only thing in the known universe that will make a klingon cry.

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