By: Renee Grant
In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, William Shatner revealed he has some lofty plans for this year.
The 86-year-old comedian, actor, musician, and writer, best known for his iconic role as Captain James T. Kirk on the cult classic television show Star Trek, is ready to begin his second season of the show Better Late Than Never with Henry Winkler, and just finished shooting a new film titled Senior Moment. Now, he says, among other things, he’d like to release a Christmas album this year and possibly be a part of the reality talent show The Voice.
When asked what business goals that he’d like to take on in the future, Shatner says, “I’d like to be on The Voice and sing a song from my forthcoming Christmas album. That reminds me… I haven’t recorded the album yet. I must do that before I get old!”
He also discussed his thoughts on the rebooted Star Trek film franchise and his desire to be a part of the new projects, stating, “I’ve met with J.J. Abrams, who seems to be running the film franchise now. Though I’ve repeatedly expressed my interest in being in one of the Star Trek movies they seem to have no interest in bringing back old Captain James T. Kirk.”
It would be great to see Captain Kirk taking on the final frontier in the future. Let’s hope it happens in the near future!