Sunday, March 23, 2014


How could this Trekker forget about my main spaceman's birthday? I was made aware this morning when a birthday listing caught my eye: William Shatner turned 83 'today'; yesterday, March 22nd. It was on that day in 1931 that The Transformable Man was born in the Côte Saint-Luc neighbourhood of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

What impresses me about Shatner is that he has been able to shake the "coolest white man on the planet" James T. Kirk identity. But, and certainly I'm not the first person to say this, he was superb as the captain of Star Trek's U.S.S. Enterprise.

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