Wednesday, January 13, 2010

William Shatner's Life Story In Pictures

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This two-page spread covers Bill's life story in pictures up until 1967 or so, at least. Not sure of the date and source of this article, since I scanned in the reprint of it from issue #4 of "Enterprise Incidents" magazine, itself published in 1977. But, I would venture to say the original was from a "Movie Life" magazine, circa late 1967.


Bonus: a great shot of Bill in the 60's trenchcoat from "Assignment: Earth," which was a great look for him. From his expression you get the idea that he thinks so too.


"Don't I look stunning? Get it? The phaser...? Stunning..?"

Bonus: from the same issue of "Enterprise Incidents," comes two mind-blowing drawings by our man Ralph Fowler. The detail and imagination, not to mention scope, of these two pieces of artwork is incredible! First, Ralph shows us something we never saw in the episode, as "The Doomsday Machine" carves up the planet (and 430-odd people) while Matt Decker watches helplessly from his wrecked ship. He was just never the same after that.


Next, a scene from Ralph's imagination, as Kirk and Spock find themselves under attack by a couple of antagonistic defendroids on an alien planet. The robots and architecture design of the buildings is indicative of his great talent. I hope he comments or contacts me someday so I can ask him about his work!


"Squeeeeeee!"

12 comments:

Jamie said...

This is cute. I love to see actors as child. It`s such a pity they just had William Shatner`s Life (and maybe Leonard Nimoy`s). :(

Frederick said...

They did have Leonard's in the same issue, I'll post it soon! But like you I wish they had the whole crew.

Margaret said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

Thank you. You have made my day, probably me week, possibly my year.

tttt said...

hehe - it's funny how the shatner smirk is apparent in almost all of the early pics - including the one of him as a baby on the horse!

Anonymous said...

For me, this is just hands down the best blog ever. --JohnG7

Frederick said...

Thanks, all, glad you're enjoying it!

The Former 786 said...

He was a handsome man.

What happened??? He always looks drunk/tired these days.

tanja said...

i'm here via lj comm more_shatner and i just wanna say: amazing. thank you for sharing this!

tintorera said...

It was me who linked this to LJ's more_shatner, telling people how much I like your blog. Hope you don't mind :)

Frederick said...

tintorera,

Thanks for the link, the more to find out about it the better! I appreciate it.

tttt said...

@The Former 786

Well, he is almost 80 years old now...

Frederick said...

TTT,

I agree, I'm only near 50 and I feel and look more tired than I used to. But Bill's more active than most younger men are even at his age.