William Shatner pens new book titled 'Shatner Rules'
William Shatner is giving out some tongue-in-cheek advice at the age of 80 in his new book "Shatner Rules," which was released on Tuesday, October 3.
Shatner, who is an actor best known for his roles on "Star Trek" and "Boston Legal," is also a philanthropist, spoken word artist and writer. He has written several fiction and non-fiction books including his 2008 memoir "Up Till Now: The Autobiography."
The actor's newest book was co-written with Chris Regan, a comedy writer who has worked on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and "Lopez Tonight."
According to the book's publisher, Dutton Adult, the book is a "collection of rules, illustrated with stories from Bill's illustrious life and career, will show you how Bill became WILLIAM SHATNER, larger than life and bigger than any role he ever played."
Also explored in the book, is Shatner's post-"Star Trek" acting career and how his outlandish Priceline.com caricature helped him nab a role on "Boston Legal."
Shatner played Captain Kirk on the original "Star Trek" series from 1966 to 1974 and reprised his role in movies based on the hit science fiction franchise, beginning in 1979 with "Star Trek: The Motion Picture." He later went on to star in shows such as "Boston Legal," where he won a Golden Globe for his role as Denny Crane, and recently appeared on the comedy series "$#*! My Dad Says."
He also opened up recently to ABC News about his feud with "Star Trek" co-star George Takei, who played Sulu on the series. Takei has publicly talked about Shatner's ego on the set of the popular sci-fi series. Takei also took issue with the fact that Shatner did not show up to his 2008 wedding with boyfriend Brad Altman. Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig, who played Uhura and Chekhov on "Star Trek," did attend.
Shatner claimed in a 2008 interview with the Associated Press that he was never invited to the wedding.
"I don't know what is his problem," Shatner said to ABC News on October 3. "I keep saying to him, Hey, you're getting old. Do you want to die in enmity? And I'm not getting anywhere, so I've sort of given up."
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