Tuesday, September 8, 2009

William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy at Dragon*Con This Past Weekend

I was never a big fan of "Star Trek" in any of its incarnations. But as a child in the 1970s, I watched more than my fair share of episodes of the original 1960s version anyway.

This past weekend at Dragon*Con (a smaller version of the San Diego Comic Con that is held in Atlanta every year), an aging Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner, each 78 years old, held court for an hour in front of large audience of fans. Embedded below is the first 10 minutes of their on-stage conversation. It's surprisingly funny, almost Laurel and Hardy-esque. Much of this clip involves William Shatner repeatedly asking rhetorically of this summer's new Star Trek film, "Why am I not in the movie?" And then he goes on to explain why he hasn't yet seen the film, even though it was apparently shown on the airplane as he and Leonard Nimoy flew to Atlanta.

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