William Shatner boldly goes where few have gone in ‘The UnXplained’

It’s a Monday night and instead of unwinding on the couch like I normally do, I am prepping for an interview with William Shatner, who is scheduled to call from Los Angeles.

Although his legacy as Captain James T Kirk in the “Star Trek” franchise remains as forceful as ever, he also made an indelible impression
in “TJ Hooker”, “The Practice” and “Boston Legal” and as a host of “Rescue 911”.

That’s not taking into account his big-screen credits as well as other accolades over his five-decade-long career in Hollywood.

The phone rings and a familiar voice on the end says: “I’m delighted to talk to you about the show that is going to appear in your country. And I admire your country, I’ve been there several times. The last time was several months ago, in Johannesburg. I was there for Comic
Con Africa and then I went on a safari for four days afterwards. I went to Sun City, it was wonderful and enlightening.”

Shatner couldn’t stop marvelling over how much growth he’d seen in the country.