How William Shatner Changed the World

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  1. BigPrime3000

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    How William Shatner Changed the World

    Upcoming show on the History Channel based on the Shat's new book coming out. After all, it's because of him that we are talking on cellphones.
     
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    Coelacanth fossils cloned them, and placed them back into the oceans for fishermen to fined and receive credit for. Of course that means once his cloned Coelacanths where first found in 1938 he is far far older then anyone realizes once more demonstrating how superior he is.
     
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    Ummm...not Gene Roddenberry?

    Shatner didn't create or write Star Trek eh?
     
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    Well, according to Shattner he is the reason for everything tech since Star Trek, and maybe some stuff before it.
     
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    This is not an upcoming show, it's a rerun. here was already a thread about it when it first aired, but it got pruned.

    And people complaining that he's taking credit for Gene Roddenberry's work missed the point then, too.
     
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    Since I have neither seen the show nor read the thread you are referring to, care to elaborate on what the point is?
     
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    It's not so much how Shatner changed the world, as he never mentions TekWar, but rather how STAR TREK as an entity changed the world.

    The second hour basically devolves into a recap of the series and TNG. Has some funny moments during it, too.

    Not bad to watch if there's nothing else on. Discovery showed it a couple months ago.
     
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    I had no clue that this had already aired...my bad.
     
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    that is odd, lol i remember things like cellphones and all, exsisting in scifi a long time before startrek, i mean dick tracy had a watch phone. i think, comics, are to blame for the exsistence of so much technology for today, not star trek, nor shatner.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the point is that Shatner, through Star Trek, brought all this sci-fi stuff to the general public that has in turn began to influence real science.
     
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    It's William Shatner. The man is camp personified. He couldn't say something serious now if he wanted to. Throughout the show he ties various things to star trek, then finishes with a reason why he, himself should get the credit.

    And for those who have a chance now to see it for the first time, It's worth a watch. I was surprised at how many examples there were. I don't think anybody could come up with even half of them off the top of his or her head.
     
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    First you said that Shatner taking credit wasn't the point. Then when explaining the point, you say Shatner takes credit himself. I'm confused.
     
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    Because Shatner does it tongue-in-cheek. Funny-like. He's not serious about getting the credit. Camp. Humour. Haha.
     
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    Ah.

    So it's not a serious show that's being presented by the History Channel?
     
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    Hell no.
     

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