Monday, June 17, 2024

William Shatner’s New Music Video Addresses His Missing Leonard Nimoy’s Funeral: “That one stung for years”


Originally I was going to write that William Shatner, who turned 90 in March, was planning to attend a fan convention called Wizard World in Chicago this October. How crazy this that?

It also turns out that Shatner has made an album, with videos, put out by Jonas Brother Joe on his record label. This morning he released two videos, “Clouds of Guilt,” and “So Far from the Moon.” Jonas sings on the former, Brad Paisely on the latter.

On “Guilt,” Shatner notes that missing a friend’s funeral– “Star Trek” co-star Leonard Nimoy– was a mistake. “That stung for years,” he chants. He also mentions a litany of personal failures and successes, from his marriages to taking credit for the Apollo moon launch.

He is irrepressible. You gotta love him. From his legendary “Twilight Zone” appearances to “Star Trek” to the crazy commercials, Shatner has never loosened his grip on celebrity. And he’s Canadian! And Jewish! What a combo!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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