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Shatner Shows his Ego Once Again

Here is an entire cnn news report on Shatner accidentally seeing an episode of the original Star Trek and saying "You Know, That's Rather Good" in regard to HIS ACTING.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/TV/06/09/shatner.star.trek.ap/index.html

   I grew up with watching the original Star Trek, and I still love it.  He mentions seeing one of it's best episodes. Star Trek made very strong political statements, with the first interracial kiss on TV, and multiple episodes about the  stupidity of war.  It was produced in the Vietnam Era.  You can read more about Star Trek and Vietnam here: http://startrekdom.blogspot.com/2007/04/star-trek-and-vietnam-war-part-1.html

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sharjinka
Jun. 9th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
Isn't that first interracial kiss? :-D
efffie
Jun. 9th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
omg, that's funny, or scary... I'm not sure which.
silverize
Jun. 9th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
hehe now I wonder what you wrote before "interracial"
rwx
Jun. 9th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
i think you mean first inter-racial kiss.
efffie
Jun. 9th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks... Morning Mind doesn't function well.
dirtwitch
Jun. 9th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
Yup. In it's way, the Original series was much more progressive that the ones that followed, many more women in positions of authority, etc.
It pushed the envelope of the time considerably.
yertle42
Jun. 10th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
I once read the autobiography of Sulu (can't remember the actor's name, sorry). He relates that the whole original crew was quite concerned that the next generation would screw up the frachise because they weren't nearly as good. This upon seeing the first new episodes. Of course, most people think that the general level of acting in next generation far exceeds anything Shatner or really any of them have ever done. But is is true what someone said above that the writing of the old ones was often more progressive. There was even an episode written by Harlan Ellison, one of my favorite SciFi authors.
made_of_paradox
Jun. 10th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
efffie
Jun. 11th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
Oh! Oh! That makes me sooooo happy!!!
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