is a man synonymous with so much more than strapping on a uniform, corset and rug to play the likes of Captain Kirk in Star Trek
and Tj Hooker in the eponymous '80s cop show. He is a cult. An institution. A presence on this planet that should be rejoiced and rewarded with endless timeline-defying cameos in the new Star Trek
movies! Here are a few reasons why he deserves a place in your heart...
International Talk Like Shatner Day
Every year on March 22, the day of the great man's birthday, homage is paid to Shatner's distinctive delivery and intonations. It all began in 2009 courtesy of Maurice Lamarche
, who explains how to perfect 'the pause' in this tutorial...
In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
, a very special moment happened. It consisted of one bellowed word and an angry, contorted face. Magical.
Shatner's BassoonChris Morris