William Shatner Seeking Support For 50th Anniversary ‘Star Trek’ Musical

Has William Shatner finally lost his mind?

Has William Shatner finally lost his mind?

That’s a question that a few of your more opinionated ‘Star Trek’ fans may well be asking.

A news story broke yesterday, which stated that the actor who originated the role of Captain James T. Kirk was seeking support for a special musical ‘Star Trek’ project.

The 84-year-old said a production company has expressed interest in making a musical or a music variety show, but added that “nothing’s come of it yet”.

“I’m attempting to sell a 50th anniversary show, but so far I’ve had very little luck,” he told the Press Association.

“Maybe because Paramount’s going to do their own – but I don’t know how they can do their own without me. I’ve never been contacted.

“I’ve been actively trying to do a 50th anniversary show … We had a big company say, ‘What about a musical or a music variety show?’ That got some traction – but nothing’s come of it yet.”

Shatner has written several ‘Star Trek’ novels as well as a documentary about his ‘Star Trek’ memories, but his only music credits are for the arguably bad renditions he did of ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ and a few other songs that he covered a music CD he released, which only the most ardent of fans will ever own.

If the actor/director/writer does get the go ahead to do this. Lets prey that he does not personally sing in the show because I doubt my precious ears could take it.

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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