Monday, July 8, 2013


"Look familiar, Mr. Shatner? And it's your colour."
My main man William Shatner is writing a book on those brave and smart souls who, after the age of 55, decide to set up their own company.

The King of the Starship Captains learned of a company called Simplicity Sofas, started by a man named Jeff Frank in High Point, North Carolina. He then paid for Frank to visit Los Angeles for a 90-minute video interview. The entrepreneur said that Shatner is a "pretty good interviewer". I believe it; I've seen him ask probing questions on his show, Raw Nerve. The man is good; he does not fool around; none of this lame fluff interview stuff for the coolest man in the cosmos.

The first thing I thought of while reading this is Mr. Shatner would be very familiar with that type of furniture: it was on those, in his dressing room, that he allegedly 'snuggled' with more than a few female guest stars during production of the Star Trek series.


DonaldAR said...

I thought you maintained a Casting 'Couch?' ;)

Barry Smight said...

I "maintained" (past tense) a Casting Couch.

To be honest, if not exactly modest, I was tired of forever replacing them due to the constant wear and tear... especially "tear".