William Shatner has a Special Star Named after Him in the Andromeda Constellation

Updated: January 14 2024    Author: International Star Registry

In the vast cosmos of show business, there’s one star whose brilliance has shone across seven decades – William Shatner. Born on March 22, 1931, in Montreal, Canada, Shatner has etched his name into the annals of entertainment history with an illustrious career spanning acting, writing, and even a cosmic adventure. Explore the galaxy of William Shatner’s life, career, and accomplishments.

The Star Named After Shatner

On March 22, 1981, a special gift was bestowed upon William Shatner when someone named a star for him through International Star Registry. The star, christened “William Shatner,” is located in the Andromeda constellation at coordinates Andromeda RA 1h 52m 0.00s D 39° 0′ 0.00″. This extraordinary honor highlights Shatner’s enduring influence in both the entertainment world and beyond. 

William Shatner: A Journey Through the Stars of Acting

William Shatner’s stellar acting career began in Canadian films and television productions, paving the way for his iconic role as Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise. From his debut in 1966 as the captain of the starship Enterprise in the second pilot of the first Star Trek television series to his final appearance as Captain Kirk in Star Trek Generations (1994), Shatner left an indelible mark on the science fiction genre. He brought Kirk to life not only in the original series but also in Star Trek: The Animated Series and the first seven Star Trek movies.

Beyond the final frontier, Shatner ventured into writing, chronicling his experiences within and beyond Starfleet. He co-wrote novels set in the Star Trek universe and authored the TekWar sequence, later adapted for television. His multifaceted talent extended to roles in T.J. Hooker, Rescue 911, and the comedy film Miss Congeniality.

Shatner’s Post-Captain Career: Comedy, Drama, and Reality

William Shatner’s acting prowess continued to shine in the post-Captain Kirk era. He portrayed the alien “Big Giant Head” in seasons 4 and 5 of the NBC series 3rd Rock from the Sun. From 2004 to 2008, he earned two Emmy Awards for his role as attorney Denny Crane in The Practice and its spinoff Boston Legal. In recent years, Shatner’s comedic talent shone in NBC’s Better Late Than Never, where he embarked on comical travel adventures with a group of elderly celebrities.

Shatner’s Cosmic Musical Odyssey

Apart from acting, Shatner embarked on a musical journey starting in 1968 with his album “The Transformed Man.” His unique style involved dramatic recitations of song lyrics, with notable covers of songs like the Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man,” and Elton John’s “Rocket Man.” His album “Seeking Major Tom” (2011) featured covers of Pink Floyd’s “Learning to Fly,” David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.

A Cosmic Milestone: Space Travel at 90

In a remarkable twist to his legendary career, in 2021, at the age of 90, William Shatner took a journey that few can ever dream of – he flew into space aboard a Blue Origin sub-orbital capsule. This historic achievement made him the oldest person to venture into space and one of the first 600 to do so. Moments after the flight, Shatner described experiencing the overview effect, further solidifying his connection to the cosmos.

Record a Star Name with International Star Registry

As we delve into the celestial world of William Shatner, it’s worth mentioning that International Star Registry offers a unique and meaningful way to commemorate special occasions. You can buy a star package and name a star for your loved ones, making it an ideal gift for Father’s Day, graduations, Hanukkah, and 21st birthday gift ideas. This timeless gesture allows you to capture a piece of the universe and create a lasting connection with the cosmos.

In summary, William Shatner’s life and career have been nothing short of extraordinary, with a star in the heavens to commemorate his enduring legacy. Whether in the realm of acting, writing, or even space travel, he continues to inspire generations to reach for the stars.



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