How many of you Trekkies (Trekkers, whatever) thought that William Shatner was a horrible actor? A ham? Someone that went way over the top in every scene every time? Personally, I think if it was not for Star Trek and Roddenberry, he would of ended up doing soaps all of his life.
I think Shatner knows he is a B-Grade actor and he plays upon that, especially in commercials and other appearences. Although I personally think Shatner’s acting is camp at best, I think he always did his best and carved himself a lucrative niche in Hollywood. Being handsome and slightly dopey looking is always in too. Look at Ben Affleck.
On the other hand, Leonard Nimoy is an excellent actor. he was Spock, it was just natural for him. I also believe that George Tekai (Sulu) and DeForrest Kelly (Bones) were also excellent character actors.
Lastly, I have heard that ol’ Bill is going to be in Enterprise as Kirk’s great-great grandfather. I have always thought it would be cool if Hoshi married a guy named Sulu and be an ancestor of…Sulu.
Oh well, my favorite ST captain is still Kate Mulgrew. She’s a definite MILF.
What’s your opinion.