Happy 80th, William Shatner!

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Today is William Shatner's 80th birthday. It's hard to believe that Captain Kirk is an octogenarian, and frankly, he seems busier now than he has been in years -- he's actively working on multiple TV shows (one's even on a major network), he's got an autobiography on bookshelves, and the Original Captain even has a YouTube channel. Today also happens to be International Talk Like William Shatner Day (note that the Facebook group is classified as a "Religious Organization").

And although I've posted this video before, I feel compelled to highlight Fear of Pop's classic song "In Love" today -- a collaboration between Ben Folds, a large band, and Shatner doing spoken word. It's wonderful.

Various Shatner impersonations after the jump:

See also: Why Shatner Stole Nimoy’s Bicycle, The Late Movies: Songs from the Original Trekkies (ahem: "Trekkers?"), and my first ever mental_floss magazine piece: 3 Bald encounters on the set of Star Trek.

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March 22, 2011 - 12:17pm
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