Whatâ€™s so significant about March 22? For many, it is just any other day. For geek icon William Shatner, it is probably the most important day of his life, for itâ€™s his birthday! For avid fans, it definitely is one of the most significant days in the year, for if he werenâ€™t born, life wouldnâ€™t be the same, would it?
So guess how old he is? Hard to believe, but the person we all fell in love with as Captain James T. Kirk is now 79 years old! Time does fly by so fast, doesnâ€™t it? And, flattery aside, he doesnâ€™t look his age at all!
I like Curtis Silverâ€™s write up about Shatnerâ€™s life â€“ a tribute, if you wish:
James T. Kirk was the greatest iteration of a fictional space captain the world had ever seen, and is still a character that is hard to beat today. Shatner brought a flair to the job, a brash and emotional style, that has yet to be duplicated and probably never will be. Kirk was thoughtful and sympathetic but also decisive and combative. He was a lover to green alien chicks. He was always thinking, even if he appeared to be always fighting. To us, this was William Shatner. There was no difference between the two. We imagined this is how he was. Later weâ€™d see that while similar, Shatner is a man full of life and humor, never afraid to show it to the world.
Indeed, this guy is something else. Even though many actors may have portrayed more popular roles in science fiction, I think that William Shatner is a notch above them all. What say you?