Film, stage, and TV actor; singer; author; astronaut…is there anything that William Shatner can’t do?! A man who boldly goes where no man has gone before.

Now 93 years old, Shatner is becoming a regular at Motor City Comic Con, having appeared at the May show since 2022 to delight fans with photo opportunities, autographs, and an uproarious panel in front of a packed house. And man, we can only hope to look as good when we’re in our nineties.

Opening with self-promotion that would make Gene Simmons proud, Shatner shared all of his current and upcoming projects including a biographical film on his life, a new children’s album that just dropped (like his ass, he teased), and a collaboration with musician Ben Folds live at the Kennedy Center.

Shatner shared his love for one passing castmate and eventual “best friend,” Leonard Nimoy including the painful months prior to Nimoy passing when he shut Shatner out of his life.

Fans asked many questions about what it was like working with other actors, but it was his time on the set of 1961’s Judgment at Nuremberg that brought the most laughs as Shatner talked about co-stars coming drunk to work and a wicked Burt Lancaster.

And, heck, if this acting thing doesn’t work out, there’s always stand-up!

Movie Reelist Contributor: Mark Eaton
Mark is an entertainment junkie, spending much of his leisure time watching movies, TV, or listening to any and all genres of music. Most evenings, after finishing a day of work and hanging with his wife and kids, Mark can be found in an eternal battle with his DVR, trying to clear it before another 5-6 hours of shows are recorded the next day. Still reeling from his unpaid gig for the Detroit News where he was fired for being too cruel with his American Idol recaps, Mark is thrilled to be sharing his wicked sense of humor with Movie Reelists.

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