How much would you pay to have your photo taken standing next to William Shatner?

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  1. viribus

    viribus Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    William Shatner is appearing here soon. There will be a screening of Wrath of Khan, followed by Shatner reminiscing and taking questions from the audience. Tickets are priced around $60-$80. This is at an upscale performing arts venue.

    You can also buy a separate ticket to have your photo taken with Shatner. That’s $113 all-in. It doesn’t say if Shatner will do autographs at the photo op, but he generally doesn’t do them, ever.

    Now as far as I’m concerned, Bill Shatner is a pop culture icon of the highest order. He’s what, 88? And still out there giving to his fans. And taking what he can from them. Nothing wrong with that. It’s a win-win! ;)

    I’m very tempted to go. My justification is it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet a living legend, in his mind and in mine. Who cares that it’s $200? Pffftt.

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  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    He'd have to pay me.:laugh:
     
  3. viribus

    viribus Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    I’m expecting a lot of resistance to any scenario that involves giving money to William Shatner. ;)
     
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  4. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chicago
    Me? Nada. I don't dislike him or begrudge him his fame, I just think he's an occasionally entertaining cheeseball.

    I ran into Rick Neilsen a few years ago in a guitar store (it was a Wednesday at noon, the place was almost deserted) and got a picture with him for free. And Cheap Trick was my first concert in 1979, so that man's a legend to me.
     
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  5. capnjim

    capnjim

    Mar 13, 2008
    He won't be around 20-30 years from now. Its a pretty rare and cool opportunity. I say go for it! Its friggin' Capn Kirk! Its definitely something to pass on for many generations.
    Star trek will still be watched 1000 years from now.
    Cheap Trick...not so much.
     
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  7. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Canada
    If he was this guy...sure

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    Well...maybe not that much....
     
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  8. viribus

    viribus Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    He’s still that guy to his fans! Just more, um, seasoned now.
     
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  9. fretter

    fretter

    May 24, 2012
    PA
    if you can afford it, I say go for it. I'd wear a Twilight Zone t-shirt.
     
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  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    If it's a big deal to YOU , go for it.
     
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  11. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Canada
    I'll always love him for Captain Kirk....He is funny,.... but was never that guy again
     
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  12. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    I remember that Twlight Zone episode with Shatner. It was actually pretty good.:thumbsup:
     
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  13. mikewalker

    mikewalker

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    I remember when he did a weekly low-budget TV game show in Canada, on our local network (BCTV or something like that) . This was after STTOS but before the movies. It was a sort of "Charades" panel thing, cheesy and hilarious. Wish I could recall what it was titled!
     
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  14. keyboardguy

    keyboardguy Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
    I saw the original viewing of it in 1963; 13 years old.

    When he pulled back the curtain.........scared the crap out of me ...... :rage: :rage:
     
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  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    35 cents.
     
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  16. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Me to! 10 y.o.:bawl:
     
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  17. KohanMike

    KohanMike Gold Supporting Member

    But do you remember the episode with the cafe fortune telling machine where his character became obsessed with the answers he was given?
     
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  18. Oddly

    Oddly

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    If the cost isn't a big deal, then sure. The man is a legend. But wear a Star Wars t-shirt.:confused:
     
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  19. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    'bout a buck three-eighty for me.
     
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  20. Oddly

    Oddly

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Lest we forget, or focus too much on his Star Trek days, here's one of the absolute best cover versions ever.

     
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