My Movie with Captain Kirk

Well, I can die a happy man. I've always wanted to be in a movie with William Shatner, and although Extinction! is only a planetarium show and Shatner is only the narrator...close enough! Can cross that one off of my life to do list!

During his taping, he even said my name, as Desmond Mullen explained to me in the following email:

From: Desmond Mullen
To: Daniel Reichart
Subject: Clip of Shatner...

Hey Dan,

Here is the clip of William Shatner saying your name.

Here's the clip transcribed with a little explanation:

[Just prior to the start of recording this clip he asked (sort of thinking aloud) whether the "So we're not in the line of fire - at least not from this one" line was for him to say. He immediately realized that it was part of the transcript of your video segment and said something like, "Oh, no, that's his line on camera, I don't say that." (it's not on tape so I'm recollecting as best I can). Then he continued on with his very dry wit and said something like, "If I said that, I'd be taking his line..."]

WILLIAM SHATNER: And poor Dr. Reichart would be terribly hurt and I don't want to be doing that.

WILL OSBORNE: [joking] We'll just loop you in over his video. [which means we'd see you on camera and hear Shatner's voice saying your line]

SHATNER: [joking] We'll do it together. [like a duet]

[to himself] So we're not in the line of fire, at least not from this one.

[finding the emotional tempo and pitch with which to deliver his line] Okay. Okay. Okay. Okay. Okay. But what if the rotation axis was pointing directly at Earth?


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