Thursday, August 28, 2014

At Flashbak: Would You Buy a Computer from this Man? William Shatner: Ad Man of Outer Space (1974 – 1990)


My new article at Flashbak remembers the pitch-man history of Captain Kirk, himself, Bill Shatner.

Here's a snippet (and url: http://flashbak.com/would-you-buy-a-computer-from-this-man-william-shatner-ad-man-of-outer-space-1974-1990-19103/ )

"As the captain of a starship, William Shatner has but few peers. 

Another prodigious talent of the Shat, however, involves his ability to expertly hawk a product. 

We remember Mr. Shatner today from all the amusing Priceline commercials, but that series was only the latest in a long line of appearances as a product spokesman.

Over the years, Mr. Shatner has sought to sell us food products, computers, kerosene heaters, cars, and even grocery store shopping experience."

2 comments:

  1. Bill Shatner could sell Antarean Glow Water.

    I touched on his Loblaws (a Canadian supermarket chain) commercial work here...
    http://barrysmight.blogspot.ca/2013/09/dave-nichol-memory-alpha.html


    "Promise."

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  2. Lawyer, cop, director, author, battler of on the rampage tarantulas, a Star Fleet officer, and a pitchman of 40 years...is there anything that this man cannot do?

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