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."
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