Shatner's Suggestions - Tips for NEW Kirk Chris Pine

Shatner's Suggestions - Tips for NEW Kirk Chris Pine

CBM editor Jim Littler channels the great one, Bill Shatner, to give some suggestions -- complete with video, to the actor playing Captain James Tiberious Kirk in J.J. Abram's new Star Trek...

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By ComicBookMovie - Jan 23, 2009 04:01 PM EST
Filed Under: Star Trek

Here're just a few of them. For all 12 of Shatner's Suggestions, read the full article over at

Video Tip #2 - Space Is a Great Place to Meet Girls

Don't be afraid of cross-species romance. The universe is full of horny alien women asking the same question, "What is this emotion you call... LOVE?" As Captain of the Enterprise, Starfleet's flagship, you have a lot of clout with the ladies -- leverage you can use to get some intergalactic action. If you play your cards right, you'll find that the big bang isn't just a theory. So, go for it. Just be wary of the green ones.

Video Tip #3 - Never Wear the Red Shirt!

Listen very carefully now. YOU always wear the yellow shirt. Spock and Bones wear the blue ones. It's important you don't forget this -- especially when going on an away mission. Whenever you leave the Enterprise, which you will because the Captain never stays with the ship, ALWAYS take along at least one crew member in a red shirt. They don't have names, but are easy to spot. Don't forget. I'm serious about this.

Video Tip #5 - Spock, Your Special Friend

From the first episode, Spock and I had a unique chemistry. While that Sylar guy who's playing the new Spock seems a little creepy to me, the success of J.J.'s new Star Trek depends on you two developing that special relationship. Here are a few scenes to help you get into the mood.

Video Tip #11 - Give Props to Lucas

Star Trek or Star Wars? Nerds the world over have bloodied themselves battling with plastic light sabers over which franchise is greater. But no matter which one holds your allegiance, everyone agrees that George Lucas gets credit for bringing about the golden age of the sci-fi space movie. Be gracious and give the man his props, whenever asked.
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MarkCassidy - 1/23/2009, 4:41 PM
lol, great vids. Jesus, id say Kirk picked up some nasty intergalactic STI's over the course of the show
Joker1zero - 1/23/2009, 5:01 PM
That red shirt thing is pretty funny even though the song was totally gay.
Spock - 1/23/2009, 5:10 PM
I love both but StarTrek lead the way for StarWars.
SupermanReturns2 - 1/23/2009, 6:39 PM
Capt. Kirk BLOWS...

CrookedJaw - 1/23/2009, 7:48 PM
hahahaha! the Kirk/Spok thing was hilarious
shadowboxer - 1/23/2009, 7:55 PM
I wonder how many little Kriks' are out there in the galaxy? Wow Kirk is a pimp, he not only got alien woman but alien men too. Those red shirts must be like bulleyes to aliens, did anybody notice that everytime a guy died it was pretty much the same set? But wow those are funny.
Talontd - 1/23/2009, 8:53 PM
Dunno, maybe i should've blazed first, but i didn't think they were funny at all....

But that Kirk/Spock sh!t was hilarious!!
SGA - 1/23/2009, 11:47 PM
It doesn't matter Spock.

Star wars can kick Trek's ass any day. just because it lead the way for star wars, it means nothing. "the student has become the master." *mimics bruce lee fighting sounds*

that being said, I too am a fan of both, and i can't wait to see this movie ^_^

(also. i highly doubt you will, but don't get all denfensive about this comment. both rock and i'm all hyper cuz of the 2 monsters i just drank :P)
MarkCassidy - 1/24/2009, 8:32 AM
Yeah i used to think Star Wars was the daddy until those abominations of prequels came along. But Trek has its fair share of turkeys aswell. One thing ill say for Star Wars, at least they put some thought into there aliens and dont just stick a few ridges on there nose or head!
Matowar - 1/24/2009, 6:02 PM
Oh my I never relized that "special" relationship between Kirk and Spock. I was rolling when I watched that.
SirExcalibur - 1/24/2009, 7:13 PM
This was pretty sweet. The Kirk/Spock thing was funny but I hate it when they do that lol pisses me off. I pretty much just greatly love both Star Trek and Star Wars. Each has it's own awesomeness, they shouldn't be compared.
SGA - 1/25/2009, 2:20 AM
SirExcalibur, you are absolutely right when you said that Star Trek and Star Wars shouldn't be compared.

they are both awesome in their own way

LEEE777 - 1/25/2009, 7:45 AM
Lol!!! Heck im not really a TREK fan, never was!!! Die hard STAR WARS fan lol, but i cant wait for this movie!!! Looks so f'ing good from what ive seen of the trailer! Cant wait! Hey i like the other movies just wasn't that hooked on the tv stuff lol! Anyway i smell BIG BOX OFFICE for this!!!! ; )
loganoneil - 1/27/2009, 12:35 AM
These are... precious gems - words... to... live by. I don't think... it's... very funny... that you're all... poking fun... at such a... cultural icon. Spock, why... can't I... speak... in complete sentences? KAAAAAAAHHN!!!!!!!!!!
SirJediFrank - 1/27/2009, 9:04 AM
Well i´m a Star Wars Fan. all my life i´ve been. I remember the Star Trek show-repetitions when i was a kid in the 80´s, and i thought: "oh that´s cool". but never comared them with the original SW movies.

And for those who don´t like the prequels, well, i think they have their flaws of course, but being a hard core fan sometimes makes me not to be very imparcial about critizising the prequels... some lame acting though, JAR JAR binks of course.. the mithiclorians..well what the hell OK there is A LOT of flaws but i think this is not the time to talk about this..
...i think i´ll do an article about it and see what you guys in the community think about it.
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