NASA honors William Shatner (AKA Captain Kirk)

After nearly 50 years of warping across galaxies and saving the universe from a variety of alien threats and celestial disasters, Star Trek’s William Shatner finally went where no other member of Starfleet has gone before. This weekend, the acclaimed actor and director was honored with NASA’s Distinguished Public Service medal, the highest award bestowed by the agency to non-government personnel.

George Takei Gets His Own Documentary, Hopes to Heal Rift With Shatner

George Takei is of course part of the OG Star Trek gang, and lately he’s been in the news as a frequent guest on Howard Stern, and for coming out of the closet. He’s also now the subject of his own documentary, To Be Takei.

William Shatner Forgives JJ Abrams

William Shatner has earned the right to say whatever he wants. The man was the original Captain Kirk, and he’s still going strong at 82. Now he wants to kiss and make up with JJ Abrams after allegedly saying some caustic comments about the new model Star Trek.

Honoring William Shatner

We at TGD love Bill Shatner. Whether he’s hilariously interpreting a song like Rocket Man, leading the Enterprise, fighting the Gorn, performing spoken word on Broadway, or battling an army of tarantulas in the ‘70’s B movie classic Kingdom of the Spiders, it’s amazing that Bill’s still around at 82 and he's showing no signs of slowing down. 

When Star Trek first hit the big screen

Star Trek is Paramount’s biggest franchise, and it’s amazing how it keeps going on and on after all these years.

Video: Captain Kirk phones the International Space Station (ISS)

William Shatner, who is perhaps best known for playing Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek series, called the International Space Station (ISS) today for a chat with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.

William Shatner gets an iOS app

Believe it or not, there is now a William Shatner app for your iPhone that delivers classic Shatnerisms.

The many faces of Captain Kirk

Chris Pine (aka Christopher Whitelaw) is perhaps best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the JJ Abrams rebooted Star Trek universe.

Chris Pine talks Star Trek 2

Chris Pine has successfully assumed the role of Captain Kirk, taking over from the rather affable William Shatner.

Leonard Nimoy enjoys his Big Bang cameo

There must be some cosmic Star Trek serendipity going on, but the same week William Shatner reached his 81st birthday (!), Leonard Nimoy completed his cameo for The Big Bang Theory.

Leonard Nimoy returns for one more cameo

Last year was definitely a sad time for Trekkies as Leonard Nimoy announced he was retiring from acting. 

The magic of William Shatner

William Shatner is the original Captain Kirk and quite possibly the most unintentionally hilarious human on planet earth. 

Is Star Wars derivative of Star Trek?

William Shatner - aka Captain James T. Kirk - has weighed in (quite heavily) on why Star Trek is actually better than Star Wars.

Discovery undocks from ISS for long trip home

Space shuttle Discovery has successfully undocked from the International Space Station, after a morale-boosting message from Captain Kirk.