SHATNER & NIMOY COMEDY TEAM RETURNS

Published September 7, 2009

Opening the festivities at this year’s Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA, was a comedy act that was so funny, so endearing, and so entertaining, it is no wonder that they’ve been honing this act for over four decades. With an easy rapport not unlike, say, Martin and Lewis, these guys pretty much kept their audience in stitches for an hour. The fact that they are William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy made this all the more cool.

“YOU’RE MY BFF, SPOCK. … I’M NOT TOO CLOSE, AM I?”
Kirk and Spock
Covering a multitude of different topics (fame, age, Priceline, George Takei), one running bit involved, of course, the new Star Trek movie, and why Shatner wasn’t in it. Bill isn’t bitter about it (or is he?), but his little diatribe was very funny. We’ve known since TOS episodes like The Trouble With Tribbles (not to mention A Piece of the Action and even City on the Edge of Forever) that Kirk and Spock could provide great comedic fodder for each other — Star Trek IV drove this point (on a Voyage) home — but here their comedy chops seem to be firing on all thrusters. Not bad for a couple of guys pushing 80.

Wish I could have been there. Check it out and let me know what you think.















For another fascinating conversation between Bill and Leonard, click here.