Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   May 6, 2010 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Yeah, those 70s ones are the worst and I've seen a lot of those of late since so many of Shatner's "guest killer of the week" spots are becoming more and more available on DVD. What's amusing about them is that those rugs are so bad it's easier to see where his real hairline begins and figure outwhat he really looks like, which is like Michael Ansara sans toupee (and Ansara did on a few occasions in the 70s appear without one).

 
 
 Posted:   May 6, 2010 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Now that you mention it..
Ansara is well overdue for an appearance on the WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN, BUT NEVER WAS (THANK GOD) thread.

 
 
 Posted:   May 6, 2010 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   May 6, 2010 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

A lot of people like this record on a camp level, but I legitimately love the album. Don Ralke's arrangements are great, and the pairings between the songs and the readings are perfect. An underrated gem of an album.

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Today is William Shatner's 83rd birthday. Time to break out "The Transformed Man" album for yet another spin.

This album is our generation's "Howl."*












*Regardless of one's generation, of course.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

A lot of people like this record on a camp level, but I legitimately love the album.

Totally agree

Don Ralke's arrangements are great

I so very much would love to have a CD with the music only. So very very much.

D.S.

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2015 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"The Transformed Man" on limited edition vinyl:

www.amzn.com/B00K5SY5IA

However, it appears that the 2004 CD reissue is out of print. frown

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2015 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

William Shatner- The Transformed Man

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2015 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Shakespeare always sounds best in the original Shatner...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2015 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Shakespeare always sounds best in the original Shatner...

I can dig it man. Yeah.

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2015 - 4:38 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Every time I hear "It Was a Very Good Year", I think to myself that only Frank Sinatra and yes, William Shatner, have lived the lyrics to that composition. LIVED them.

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2015 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I've often wondered what Paul McCartney (and John Lennon) thought of Bill's cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds":

"...This led to Bill and Paul doing a rendition of “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” which Shatner performed in-character as a Shakespearean mob tough. As soon as he started the verse in his wise guy accent, McCartney cracked up and became incapable of continuing. Once they finished the song they hugged, Paul’s head on Bill’s shoulder, and as Shatner explained to all of us, “It was as though my life had come full circle.”

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/10/william-shatner-has-performed-lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds-with-paul-mccartney

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2015 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

Shakespeare always sounds best in the original Shatner...

Oh, I'm stealing that. I sincerely hope you don't mind, but I'll make no apologies if you do.

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2015 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Shakespeare always sounds best in the original Shatner...

Oh, I'm stealing that. I sincerely hope you don't mind, but I'll make no apologies if you do.


Not at all! Just be sure to say the words with a straight face, so to speak.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2015 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Some nice writing by Shatner in the Wall Street Journal from Oct 5, 2012 musing about one of the early homes he purchased as a struggling young actor in New York. I don't know if you've read it or not, but I thought I'd share it here. I enjoyed it.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10000872396390444813104578016453034558418

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2015 - 4:07 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Some nice writing by Shatner in the Wall Street Journal from Oct 5, 2012 musing about one of the early homes he purchased as a struggling young actor in New York. I don't know if you've read it or not, but I thought I'd share it here. I enjoyed it.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10000872396390444813104578016453034558418


That's a nice story and Shatner does have his own voice in his writing. I've never read his "TekWar"(?) novels because I thought he had (or was assisted by) a ghost writer. Good old Shatner.

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2015 - 4:18 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Wrong, but so wrong it's great."

~Paul McCartney, commenting on William Shatner's Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2015 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.