William Shatner of Captain Kirk's Death: ''Kirk had to die... shot in the back was what the script called for - What?...I wanted him to go with awe and wonder...Maybe [death is] a grotesque God...''

Excellent handwritten signed recollection by William Shatner on the death of himself as Captain Kirk. In this very personal essay, Shatner reflects on the nature of death itself, and how one feels when the end approaches. In full, ''Kirk had to die - why? I asked the Producers. They gave me all kinds of answers none of which made sense to me - but then I was prejudiced. How to die - that was the question - shot in the back was what the script called for - What? No Tympanys? [sic] bugles? - No, shot in the back. How do any of us die - in panic? Our body remorsfully [sic] trying to stay alive - sucking in a ragged breath - silently screaming not yet not yet. I don't know how it's going to go with me but for Kirk I wanted him to go with dignity. Actually I wanted him to go with awe and wonder. Yes I had played those emotions time and time again in the series and in the movies. I thought I could play that when he passed - and so I did. I added a 'Oh my' at the end as he saw death approach - what does death look like? Some grotesque alien or some benign God. Maybe it's a grotesque God or on the other hand it might be a benign alien - Kirk saw it - looked on with Awe and wonder and expired. / William Shatner''. Single page on Shatner's personal stationery measures 7.25'' x 10.25''. Near fine condition. Also with an LOA by William Shatner.

Price: $3,000
Qty
William Shatner of Captain Kirk's Death: ''Kirk had to die... shot in the back was what the script called for - What?...I wanted him to go with awe and wonder...Maybe [death is] a grotesque God...''William Shatner of Captain Kirk's Death: ''Kirk had to die... shot in the back was what the script called for - What?...I wanted him to go with awe and wonder...Maybe [death is] a grotesque God...''
William Shatner of Captain Kirk's Death: ''Kirk had to die... shot in the back was what the script called for - What?...I wanted him to go with awe and wonder...Maybe [death is] a grotesque God...''
Click above for larger image.