November 2016 Auction Ends Thursday, November 17th, 5pm Pacific
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Fantastic handwritten signed recollection by William Shatner, reflecting on Captain Kirk, his famous alter ego from ''Star Trek''. Composed on Shatner's personal stationery, he offers an unexpectedly frank and humorous account of Kirk: '''Horatio Hornblower' - Roddenberry said in answer to my question 'who is he like' - so I read Horatio Hornblower. Horatio is a captain of a British ship plowing the unknown oceans of America in the 1600's - the loneliness of command, the gravity of each decision, the mastery of everybody on board - awesomeness of command. Yes, very good I got it- and that was the basis of the character of Kirk - I had just, the year before, shot a movie of Alexander the Great, this marvelous, historical character who was one of the great and noble characters of history - using a sword, riding a stud horse bareback, loving the ladies - sound familiar? And those tight costumes!! I had been lifting weights and put on some muscle, I was ready to play Capt. James Tiberius Kirk. Now all I had to do is remember ten pages of dialog - a lot of those words had no basis in English - Scientific goblygook that required head pounding memorization. Memorizing is difficult, some actors, like James Spader, have a photographic memory - they glance at a paper and it's there forever - me? I have to go over and over and over - it's a source of great tension - what's the next word? The eternal actor's question. / William Shatner''. Single page measures 7.25'' x 10.25''. Near fine condition.
William Shatner Describes Captain Kirk: ''...the gravity of each decision, the mastery of everybody on board...riding a stud horse bareback, loving the ladies - sound familiar?...''
William Shatner Describes Captain Kirk: ''...the gravity of each decision, the mastery of everybody on board...riding a stud horse bareback, loving the ladies - sound familiar?...''
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