William Shatner – there’s an app for him

“Actor William Shatner is having a moment,” John Gaudiosi reports for Reuters. “Shatner is at the top of the tech world.”

“The former ‘Star Trek’ captain, now 81, is featured in Blindlight Apps ‘Shatoetry,’ [$2.99 via Apple’s App Store]which catapulted to the top of the entertainment app list on Apple iTunes last week on its first day of release,” Gaudiosi reports. “The celebrity app allows users to choose from hundreds of words to arrange sentences, which Shatner will then recite in his trademark voice and style. There is also a mode that allows Shatner fans to collaborate on ‘Shatisms’ and there are single-player challenges like creating Haiku and poetry.”

Gaudiosi reports, “Shatner, who is currently touring the country with his critically-acclaimed one-man Broadway show, ‘Shatner’s World,’ took a few minutes to talk technology with Reuters.”

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  1. At 81, he’s a real square.

    Wikipedia has this hilarious anecdote about his recording of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”:

    “George Clooney…chose this as one of the Desert Island Discs he would bring along if marooned – as an incentive to leave the island.

    “He said, ‘If you listen to [this song], you will hollow out your own leg and make a canoe out of it to get off this island.’

    “In a 2003 Music Choice poll, it was voted as the worst Beatles cover of all time.”

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