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.