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E.J. & Ellen Talk with William Shatner

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Witness on the news line this morning. While what a thrill you know him as TJ hooker and the negotiator and Denny crane. And perhaps above all as a captain James T. Kirk you will know him live and in person. This weekend at comic con here in Kansas City. William Shatner is with us on the news line mr. Shatner good morning. Good morning to you all. State and didn't really sickening under the air. It's a joy good. It can contemplate coming back to campus for the end either until I'm very. Our -- comic con world gonna have a great time and -- -- -- you can go there as well. A better time. Saturday and Sunday cannot be had opportunities Sunday that handle the crowd and that -- reported seeing everybody there. And I'm gonna say the crude it's coming and of Star Trek veterans and Star Trek the next generation veterans. Mean it's amazing how many big -- you have. I'm no. I I personally requested each one of the let you know that they're doing these shows like this get an opportunity that -- reach out to be our original title what they wanted to hear of OPEC wanted to see him. And give me an opportunity to tell them look. -- what I'm doing you know world. April 24. RBIs in movie theaters. In the capital city area all the popular state territory but in several movie theaters. It tremendously. I'd -- one man show which I thought -- admitted to a movie will be playing one and I don't wait on April 24 so. Coming to these -- -- is an opportunity to reach out to the audience. And so little world and have them say hello to me. William Shatner is what is on the news line this morning. I think a lot of people still don't realize that Star Trek the original TV series lasted all three seasons. On now on broadcast television. I'm wondering if at the end of the sixties when the TV series came to the end could you ever. Have imagined that you and the character you play James T. Kirk would be the icons that you are fifty years later. Well you can imagine if I had said that to somebody they would -- me out. You know power. Well absolutely it's for most it's become not about show business factual and it's. Unparalleled leverage to think about being part of that is astonishment. Because it has no reality. Fifty years ago a television show -- on the air the Lapierre after three years and fifty years later. You and I are talking about it. What is it why what is the essence of that show that still resonates today. Well I'll tell you what I think it is. Science fiction mythology. Coming to a comma -- getting dressed up -- -- to make up on getting autographs and pictures just part of the ritual. Other indulging in an apology of pathology tries to explain. The inexplicable. What can't be explained. We do it didn't in the ferry tail and and Europe and in the the stories that would appear in an hour after hour show or a movie. And you listen to wouldn't know maybe that's what the world where we looked like or that's what it's like an outer space it will never -- Arab and a comma -- like this brings all the people together to celebrate. Look at drew up -- One of my favorite characters I absolutely. Loved Denny Green I love the interaction between the EU and and James Spader. On both the practice and on the -- Boston Legal that followed it. What what was your what was so appealing about that character for you. Accounting. I was perhaps. More moved. By playing that character rendering our chart done in college. It's into the on the verge of stability but. But trying to fight it. So you are. Only part of what he used to be. Was realizing that and struggled against a and it's that struggle for human spirit. Public struggle against the inevitable. Even know we all know we're going to direct lead did that I had and I ended the dying -- Make good work in and do grand things and have children learn and live like we're not going to -- but. Deepen our -- and we know we are it's that. Strength of the human spirit. That I thought the characters celebrated and the same thing those same thing that I talk about in my one dimensional majority Olympic. It's. It's. Part of from a guy I deeply believe. Stock briefly about the prequel to Star Trek when may propose this did you think if they don't get the cat -- the casting spot on. This is never gonna work I'm going to assume you were very pleased with Chris pine playing UN and all the other actors playing those iconic characters. About doctor question are you happy with the casting because for all of us. Well this week -- -- my data to make. I don't know I think he's wonderful. Handsome young man then brutality that. Got the spirit that he usually is great. You know -- And a healthy. So where is that we've got a long way to -- -- William Shatner is witnessed on the news like he's going to be comic con on Sunday. The world's going on Twitter. Well I -- -- I'm being pressured. Could do a lot of publicity for the one mantra. I I do a charity horse show every year in which we benefit children and I'm in the middle of getting that ready at. I've got brown bag lying there going I'm making. More segment to Brownback why don't. I am in the middle of shooting a reality show. Absolute blast that I think -- quit Twitter as a almost as a joke. -- -- totally Galarraga didn't expect that to our web based and playing another of our -- just late night. You're not a stranger to Kansas City is shown at the American royal do you -- still. -- god I've been to the world. Every year are you a good question and and going to the Royal Oak is is two and a blue ribbon and to -- the best barbecue place. Ed Ed and -- -- name. What's her name because it goes around and should be about that in ordained. Yes we don't get yeah -- -- Did you agree -- prevent spread your idol -- remember which one what did you say Oklahoma Joseph. -- yes if he said Oklahoma Joe's he's bottle. -- that's when we'll find me. That's important armed trumpet. Talk to William Shatner on the news on this morning can play a little word association with you. Are right let's start with -- rod bearing. Priceline. TJ hooker. -- Drivel. Your classic Twilight Zone episode where you saw the guy like climbing on the wing of the plane. This historical. And the general American acrobat in a person who can you talk about wondering whether you -- Dark liquid last I promised little -- and probably nuclear -- and -- -- it's called disaster that. 39 reported that government public I thought it's a disaster without the other people that. -- Bucket list. Bucket list. And -- if we could we don't seem much of the a Leonard Nimoy anymore and we were wondering if you could tell us how he's doing. Leonard blew -- -- is looking terrific -- He announced his retirement through a couple of years ago I thought you know he's done that before I try to come roaring back but he has. So he's enjoying right and during the terrible the -- like. Any regrets career personally. And I'm coming to. Cantons -- the armed Sunday after we can't. Extraordinary activities. Having followed a weekend of filming here in Los Angeles. After riding horses and being an emotional winning. I am healthy. I am happy. I am proud of but I love to think in any terms -- great gratitude. Would be so -- they I couldn't stand. We we're absolutely thrilled to have this opportunity to talk to you we look forward to seeing you on Sunday. William Shatner thank you so much for joining us can't just as an artist.