How well do you know the career of William Shatner?

Did you follow him from Captain Kirk to the Big Giant Head?

Man. Captain. Legend. Shatner. Few television stars can claim to have a career spanning seven decades. Even fewer can be recognized by one name alone. Shatner!

The venerable James T. Kirk has gone on to do so much more, from music to commercials. To celebrate all things Shatner, see how well you know his work.

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  1. Was Shatner the first actor to play Captain Kirk?
  2. Was Shatner the first captain cast on Star Trek?
  3. How many women did Kirk kiss on Star Trek?
  4. How many episode of The Twilight Zone (1959–64) starred William Shatner?
  5. Shatner hosted this reality-based series in the early 1990s.
    Image: CBS
  6. Shatner played a character named "The Big Giant Head" on this sitcom.
    Image: Carsey-Werner Productions
  7. What was the name of his character on 'Boston Legal'?
    Image: 20th Television
  8. In the 1970s, Shatner appeared in commercials for Promise. What is Promise?
  9. Shatner jokingly told Trekkies to "Get a life!" on this show in 1986.
    Image: NBC
  10. Shatner created and co-wrote a popular series of sci-fi novels. What was the book series called?
    Image: Ace Paperbacks
  11. Shatner won an Emmy Award for his work on which of these series?
  12. Before Star Trek, Shatner and Leonard Nimoy appeared together in an episode of this series.
  13. In the 1970s, Shatner and Nimoy also appeared together on this game show in a week billed "Kirk vs. Spock."
    Image: Sony
  14. According to Richard Dawson, William Shatner was the first choice to host this game show.
    Image: Fremantle
  15. The character Captain Kirk died in which Star Trek movie?
    Image: Paramount
  16. Shatner played the host of the "Miss United States Pageant" in this hit 2000 film.
    Image: Warner Bros.
  17. What was the name of Shatner's 1968 pop album?
    Image: Decca
  18. In his breakthrough big screen role, Shatner acted alongside Yul Brynner in the adaptation of this classic Russian novel.
    Image: MGM
  19. Early in his TV career, Shatner played "Ranger Bob" in the Canadian version of this children's show.
    Image: White Comanche, 1968
  20. Shatner graduated from — and years later earned an honorary doctorate from — this university.

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TheDavBow3 1 day ago
15/20. I did really like Jeff Hunter as Pike. Shatner was one of the 3 biggest egos of '60s TV. The others - Robert Vaughn (U.N.C.L.E.) and Robert Conrad (Wild, Wild West). Absolutely loved all 3 of these guys and shows!
Vee 6 days ago
I am too embarassed to report my score
Evan 8 days ago
Didn't know he was Canadian.
Dario Evan 6 days ago
Eh! 🇨🇦 😁
MagicalMarilyn811 8 days ago
Says I got 10 but doesn’t tell me which ones are wrong
JeremyG 11 days ago
Big MeTV and classic TV fan, first time commentor! Something else that Shatner and Leonard Nimoy had in common: Both played the murderer in an episode of "Columbo!" Shatner played 2 different killers in fact, once during the original run in the 70's, and again during the 90's revival. Also, pretty much the entire main cast of Star Trek appeared at least once as guest stars on Bonanza.
EmBee 11 days ago
They left out a couple of eps of Mission: Impossible. No, Leonoard Nimoy was not in either of them.
MaryHelen 11 days ago
yeah only 13 correct BUT y'all forgot a BIG one THE ROOKIES-- he was a cop!!!!
Janet 11 days ago
I got 12 out of 20, and a slap in the face!
JD1701 11 days ago
19 of 20. Knew it was Pyramid, but clicked Password!
AlF 11 days ago
16 for 20. I'm a "shatnerologist"! Funny!
bnichols23 13 days ago
All, but expected. I'd be drummed out of Trekkerland unceremoniously if I got anything else!
daDoctah 13 days ago
Nothing about his performance of "Rocket Man" on the sci-fi Saturn Awards show? Like maybe making us guess who introduced him? (Never mind looking it up; it was Bernie Taupin, the song's lyricist.)

(On a later science-fiction awards show, Ted Danson introduced Malcolm McDowell as "my wife's ex-husband who killed Captain Kirk".)
cperrynaples daDoctah 13 days ago
Definitely look up THAT video on YouTube! Anyone remember when Stewie did that song on Family Guy?
idkwut2use 14 days ago
You got 19 out of 20
Those are some impressive numbers! Nice work, Shatnerologist!
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