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Shatner Embarks On Speaking Tour

"How Time Flies: An Evening With William Shatner", plus he releases an album, documentary, and book "Shatner Rules."

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Captain Kirk hasn't reached the final frontier of his career just yet – the busy actor is going on a speaking tour called "How Time Flies: An Evening With William Shatner."

Making stops in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Toronto starting October 19th, the tour coincides with the rerelease of "Seeking Major Tom," which Shatner recorded a number of years ago and will be hitting shelves again in a two-disc CD version as well as a three-disc vinyl edition. The Canadian Press pointed out that it features Shatner's signature speak-sing versions of classic rock hits as well as (of course) other space-themed songs. "It's such a departure and it's such a reinterpretation of some classics that I knew that I was on dangerous ground," he told CP during a phone interview. "For the longest time I didn't know whether it was going to be accepted or not. It seems to be taking (off)."

If that weren't enough, Shatner's documentary flick "The Captains, which was written and directed by Captain Kirk, will screen at Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country. It takes a look at "Star Trek" behind-the-scenes and has Trekkies itching to get a taste of the new movie. "The Captains" will debut next Thursday on Movie Central and the Movie Network.

Oh, and if that isn't enough Shatner for you, then you can also get his new book "Shatner Rules," which he obviously does if he's got all this going on at 80 years old. "[It] is an amusing, anecdotal, autobiographical story containing in it the concept that saying yes to opportunity is saying yes to life," Shatner told the Vancouver Sun. "Essentially, that's what the one-man show is. It's a glimpse at the journey I took, with words of comfort and resolution – I don't think I'm wise enough to give anybody advice, but what happened to me may be of some illustration to other people."


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