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William Shatner on 50 Yrs. of Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy & mortality

Larry King NowJun 03 '16

Hollywood icon William Shatner reflects on the success of Star Trek, 50 years after its television debut, his friendship with the late and great Leonard Nimoy, and facing his own mortality. Plus, the original Captain Kirk discusses his charity, benefitting children and veterans.

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QUOTES FROM THIS 'LARRY KING NOW' INTERVIEW WITH WILLIAM SHATNER:

*Posted Online on Ora.TV on June 3rd 2016:

“It’s a horse equine activity, so there’s various kinds. Jumping,running, leaping. We’re doing it in Los Angeles. This Saturdaynight after five days of a horse show, we put on a party and we chargegoodly piece of money for each ticket.” — William Shatner on the charity‘Horse Show’

Mythology is faith really. The mystery of how it all started still isthere, thustly we are spiritual. We’re just not into the illogic of thefaith that some people have, but that faith seeks to explain theunknown…The mythology of Star Trek and science fiction seeks to explainthat which — what is dark matter? Ninety five percent of the universe iscomposed of something we have no idea. We’ve never seen it. We justtheorized it exists. We know nothing.” — William Shatner on the appealof Star Trek.

“It’s a memoir of a friendship and why men have so much troublemaking friends and keeping friends and why actors, given a show, they’rethe best friends forever until the show’s over. And I’ll take JamesSpader, I love James Spader. I worked five years with James. We werebest of pals and I haven’t seen him since the cancellation of the showdue to both of us being busy. It’s been several years. So, that’s thenature of most friendships of business. But Leonard and I were throwninto each other’s company. — William Shatner on his memoir ‘Leonard’

“At the very end, something happened and I don’t know what it is. Ihave no idea. I don’t know what it is, but he stopped talking to me. I’dlike to ascribe it to the fact that his illness got worse and worse sogradually but I don’t know. So my vision of it is I ignored that andmaintained my love for him, which I had for many years.” — WilliamShatner on his deteriorating friendship with Leonard Nimoy toward theend Leonard’s life

“Well, you know he was an artist. He didn’t come across as some greatartistic— he was very serious but he had a great sense of humor. Butthere was an artistry to things he did. He did so many. He wrote books,he wrote poetry, he sang, he loved music. I saw a piece of film, Larry,which he did 'To be or not to be' in yiddish, and it was melodious andstrange and interesting in a sort of Germanic thing. But it was fluidand he spoke it beautifully.” — William Shatner on Leonard Nimoy and hisgreat artistry.

“It connects with people. Sometimes to our detriment, you know. You’drather not read what they’re saying but mostly it’s good.” — WilliamShatner on why he likes to use Twitter