Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Post 1211 - Rocket Man!

Well, I've had a supremely crappy couple of days.  I am still not prepared to discuss the nature of those days, but several of you know anyway. 

I need a laugh, a chuckle, a guffaw.  Who else to provide it than... William Shatner?  This is a man who, for the 10 years after the original Star Trek was canceled, took on any and all acting jobs offered to him.  While I admire his work ethic, it is hard to overlook some of the gigs he accepted.  And, he always tried so hard, with that stilted delivery of his, to make each role his own.

Here's a prime example: From the 1978 Science Fiction Film Awards, Mr. Shatner's unique... interpretation of "Rocket Man".

I love how it's introduced.  Bernie Taupin was probably wondering why the Hell he was there.



Ken said...

As long as he doesn't become the Queen's Rocket man in Canada! He was a great Capt. James T. Kirk though!

Bevboy said...

Tell me about it.

Shatner has never treated this as anything more than a joke. Neither have I. But lots of people would really like Bill to be the Queen's representative. Sigh.


Unknown said...

Don't do it bevboy! don't jump!

These suicidal postings are disturbing!

Bevboy said...

Amanda, do I know you?