Oct 23, 2008

Lucifer Snubbed!

Yesterday (Joker Day, Oct. 22) William Shatner lets loose a Youtube diatribe against former Star Trek crew George Takei because he wasn't invited to the (gay) Wedding Party! It's an unprecedented display of pique - the proper way to handle a snub is to pretend to care less - William obviously cares. Will is always and forever James T. Kirk, Captain of the Enterprise and in my symbolic universe, the Lucifer (egoic) archetype. See Edith Keeler Must Die.

Takei has obviously harbored a certain resentment towards William and his constant demanding of the LIMElight. I know the type well - actors are the worst offenders. So maybe Takei figured that THIS ONE DAY was HIS fucking wedding, and he wasn't going to run the risk of Shatner upstaging him yet AGAIN. Given the archetype, Shatner would have tried his damnest.

When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: "When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, 'Give this man your seat.' Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. --Luke 14:7-9


Michael said...

And WHY is Will wearing suspenders?!!!

Dr Do Little said...

Ha ha ha.

Analytically it's clear that this Is Shatner's way of seizing the limelight. It's all about him. Geez, can't you see? Takei only Got Married in order to snub Shatner....... :-)

Esperanto Grrl said...

I've always loved Sulu - he was such a grinning devil, very cute. I have a blog about muscle stud guys, but in practice most of the guys I've dated have been Sulu-types, so go figure.

His appearance in TREK VI was terrific, and gave him a great chance to show his gift for comedy.

One think I always liked about Trek was how they broke stereotypes...like for instance, letting an Asian guy drive. :-)

Star Trek is something I have good memories of, because it's something I shared with my father. This, by the way, is also why to this day I'm a fan of the New York Mets.

Intriguingly, my Dad (an immigrant from Cuba) watched Star Trek on opening night - not for Trek, of course, but for the premiere of the Ron Ely "Tarzan" program, and he stayed up a little later out of curiosity about the space show that came on right after.

Both programs, incidentally, had Nichelle Nichols. If Tarzan had a third season, I'm positive they'd have beaten TREK to the punch for the first interracial kiss. Nichelle wanted Ron Ely like he was made of white chocolate.

When George Takei came out, at first I was shocked, but really...not that shocked. In retrospect it was pretty obvious.

Michael said...

Dr. DL - Ha indeed! He gets it, one way or the other.

EG - Trek IV, was that the one where he flounces around in a CAPE?! In the OS episode "Naked Time", the crew's deepest desires and fantasies are made to come out in the open, and Sulu aggressively confronts male crew members with a rapier...

devin41 said...

Thanks again Michael! I don't blame Takei at all. Best wishes as always-Devin (thanks for the previous post too!)

fang said...

Jeez, what an arrogant twat.
A truly pitiful display.

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