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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boomerdragon61 3 months ago
He was also in an episode of Medical Center. Research physician developing a miracle drug. He was an ideal casting choice for the role but I couldn't help seeing Kirk bleed through it. Though it was only about a year after ST ended.
STTOS 3 months ago
You got 19 out of 20 - Those are some impressive numbers! Nice work, Shatnerologist! Missed #3 - I just assumed that the highest number would be correct. But if I had really thought if it 48 is more than half of the episodes but 19 also seemed to be too few. I'm glad they included some co-stars in a couple of the pictures to make things easier (#12-Robert Vaughn and #16-Sandra Bullock) and I had to take educated guesses on others. But I will definitely take this score.
OldeTymeTv 3 months ago
12/20 I guess I know little about Shatner except 30,000 feet.
WilliamJorns 3 months ago
19 out of 20. I admit, though, I just guessed on some of them.
Bob WilliamJorns 3 months ago
Same here.
Timothy 3 months ago
I admit it. I cheated. Used Wikipedia to get 100%.
DeannaT 3 months ago
10 out of 20 wow he sure done lots in his life, awesome to be that busy! I really don't know much about him all I know is I got Pyramid right!
TheBeef 3 months ago
Got 18 out of 20. Miss the reality show and record album names.
frenchman71 4 months ago
15/20. Surprised "TJ Hooker" wasn't mentioned.
frenchman71 3 months ago
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MikefromJersey 4 months ago
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FLETCH MikefromJersey 3 months ago
I agree with you!
FLETCH MikefromJersey 3 months ago
I agree with you!
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