Happy birthday Captain Kirk!

All true trekkies (I’m not one, but I sure do like Star Trek and it’s offspring) know that today is William Shatner’s birthday.  The list of TV series and shows and movies that this Canadian-born actor has appeared in is truly impressive, but for I, and I suspect most people my age, he will always be “Captain Kirk”.

However, my two favorite YouTube clips of him show him outside of his Captain Kirk role.

First is his immortal rendition of ‘Rocket Man’;



And, of course, here, acting in the role of Denny Crane, is his absolutely classic defense of guns and the right to self-defense;



Happy Birthday Captain Kirk – live long and prosper!