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Reaching His Outer Limits

Apparently, there are things that even William Shatner won’t do:

William Shatner sat in a drab office staring at a TV monitor displaying a message he was supposed to read to a fan while signing an autograph, but Star Trek’s Captain Kirk wasn’t very happy.

“I can’t do this, this is crazy,” Shatner said.

The message on screen – which was submitted by the fan – was just too odd. But as an investor and partner in Live Autographs, a new video service in which celebrities appear on camera to deliver a personalized greeting as they sign an autograph, Shatner had to say something.

“Are you nuts? You want me to say, ‘When I’m smoking and sipping whiskey with Allen’ – who’s Allen? – ‘I’m secretly thinking of you and your dog?’

“I can’t say that,” Shatner added, glaring into the camera, his words dripping the trademark irony he has summoned in countless TV performances, including his Emmy-winning role as Denny Crane on the courtroom drama Boston Legal.

Here’s a reminder of what he will do:

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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