IRS Spends Thousands On Star Trek Video; Shatner 'Appalled'

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"Star Trek" star William Shatner was not amused by a video parody of the television show thatInternal Revenue Service workers produced at public expense. The actor, who appeared in the 1960s series as Captain James T. Kirk, used Twitter to give a thumbs down to the video, which reportedly cost $60,000. "So I watched that IRS video. I am appalled at the utter waste of US tax dollars," Shatner wrote to his more than 1 million Twitter followers. The Internal Revenue Service has apologized for spending taxpayer revenue on the six-minute video, which is attracting wide attention on the Internet. IRS workers portrayed characters from the television series and vowed “to boldly go where no governmental employee has gone before.” The IRS has acknowledged it was a mistake for employees to make the video. It was shown at the opening of a 2010 training and leadership conference but does not appear to have any training value. Host @DavidBegnaud delivers breaking news and today's trending buzz in 45 seconds. 

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