(Article by nerdbastards contributor Melissa Fouch Machowski)
I, like you, have always wondered….why is Captain Kirk climbing the mountain??? WHY I ASK YOU!!? Thankfully today Greatwhitesnark.com ran across the answer.
But before I share the answer to this age-old question with you, dear nerds, I’d like to give you a few preparatory tips.
1. Get comfy…why not throw on some denim and flannel? Believe me you’ll thank me later.
2. Blur your lines between Captain Kirk and William Shatner, as “he” has done here.
3. Prepare for mid-thickness Shatner
Oooooooooh Shatner(d), you’ve done it again…you’ve made me want to go dig out my life-size poster of you that I talked the guy at Time Warp Comics (Boulder, Colorado) out of so many years back. Back in college when you were second on my crush list only to Leonard Nimoy (Spock Nimoy not turtlenecked In Search Of Nimoy…I’m not that f’ed up). I mean, just think, I lived in Colorado and had no idea you were trying to “make love to the mountain” — SO WAS I KIRK…so was I.
Here’s my pick for the best Kirk/Shatner: A mash up of the old animated Star Trek series and William Shatner’s cover of Pulp’s “Common People” that he did with Joe Jackson. If you’ve never heard this cover…it is by far Shatner’s crowning jewel music-wise (not that this claim says much…until you hear it). The brilliance of combining this with the animated Star Trek cartoons….well, its just plain genius.
Thanks for the endless oddity Shatner. The internet community owes you big.