HUSTLER, The Final Frontier: An Exclusive Q&A With the Captain of the Starship Enterprise
There is only one William Shatner: the Canadian-born actor, author, singer, animal activist, poet and Priceline pitchman. In his 50-plus-year career, Shatner has portrayed a myriad of memorable characters, including Bob Wilson (Twilight Zone), TV cop T.J. Hooker, Denny Crane (The Practice, Boston Legal), Dr. Edison Milford Goodson III ($#*! My Dad Says) and, of course, Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk.
Shatner beamed down to planet HUSTLER for this exclusive sitdown with Arts & Entertainment Editor Keith Valcourt. The showbiz icon discussed everything from the cult of Star Trek and his love of horses to his numerous upcoming projects and the future of mankind. Heady stuff indeed.
HUSTLER: How does it feel to be an icon?
WILLIAM SHATNER: I don’t know what the term icon means. It could mean you’re easily moved by a [computer] mouse. It could mean you’re held up as some kind of object to people. I don’t know what that object is.
We’re using it in the context of larger-than-life and legendary.