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Talk Like William Shatner Day

Get ready to boldly go where no conversation has gone before - it's Talk Like William Shatner Day! Channel your inner captain and speak in his iconic style.
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Get ready to boldly go where no one has gone before on March 22 – Talk Like William Shatner Day! This unique holiday pays homage to the iconic actor known for his distinctive and dramatic speaking style. It was created by admirers of Shatner's work in film, television, and theater as a way to celebrate his talent and bring joy to others through embracing his unique manner of speech. So put on your best Captain Kirk impression and get ready for some fun conversations filled with "dramatic pauses" and "shatnerisms".

History of Talk Like William Shatner Day

Talk Like William Shatner Day Dates

Talk Like William Shatner Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1931</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>William Shatner's Birth</div><div class='timeline-text'>William Shatner, known for his distinctive style of speaking, was born on March 22, 1931, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1966</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Star Trek Adventures Begin</div><div class='timeline-text'>Shatner commenced his iconic role as Captain James T. Kirk in the TV series Star Trek, establishing his dramatic style of speech.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1979</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Extension to Film</div><div class='timeline-text'>William Shatner's role as Captain Kirk is extended to the big screen with the successful release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Embracing the Parody</div><div class='timeline-text'>Shatner embraces his iconic speech style and self-parody in commercials for companies like Priceline, deepening public recognition of his unique delivery.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Holiday</div><div class='timeline-text'>Douglas & Maurice LaMarche announce the first annual Talk Like William Shatner Day, prompting fans to celebrate his unique speaking style.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Shatner's Acknowledgement</div><div class='timeline-text'>William Shatner acknowledges and celebrates the holiday on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, further popularizing it among his fans.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Talk Like William Shatner Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Imitate William Shatner's voice all day</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>The key to celebrating Talk Like William Shatner Day is to channel your inner Captain Kirk and imitate his iconic voice throughout the day. From ordering your coffee to giving presentations at work, try to speak in Shatner's distinct style.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a marathon of Star Trek episodes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>What better way to celebrate William Shatner than by binge-watching some of his most famous works? Gather your friends and family and spend the day watching a marathon of Star Trek episodes featuring Shatner as Captain Kirk.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Dress up as a Star Trek character</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get into the spirit of Talk Like William Shatner Day by dressing up as your favorite Star Trek character. Whether you choose to be Captain Kirk, Spock, or another iconic crew member, this is sure to be a fun and memorable way to celebrate.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Star Trek themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a Star Trek themed party! Serve food and drinks inspired by the show and have fun playing games or watching episodes together.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a William Shatner tribute video</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and make a tribute video to William Shatner on Talk Like William Shatner Day. You can include clips from his performances, funny impersonations, or heartfelt messages expressing your admiration for him.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Talk Like William Shatner Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a fun way to celebrate the iconic William Shatner</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>William Shatner is a beloved actor known for his roles in Star Trek and various other TV and film projects. Talk Like William Shatner Day is a great way to pay homage to this legendary performer and have some fun while doing it!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It encourages creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Talking like William Shatner may seem silly, but it also requires you to be creative with your speech patterns and delivery. It's a chance to let loose and have fun with your communication skills!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It can bring people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Participating in Talk Like William Shatner Day can be a shared experience that brings people together. Whether it's with friends, family, or even strangers, it's a fun way to bond and connect over a mutual love for William Shatner's unique speaking style.</p></div></div>

5 Dramatic Facts for Talk Like Shatner Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Shatner Has Filmed More Than 7,000 Priceline Commercials</h3><p class='facts-content'>William Shatner mot famously, Shatner joked about his distinctive speech style in commercials for Priceline, resulting in the filming of over 7,000 spots.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>He Received Death Threats for Changing his Shtick Balancing Comedy and Drama</h3><p class='facts-content'>Due to altering his distinctive speech pattern, some fans responded negatively, even issuing death threats.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Shatner Recorded a Spoken-word Album</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 2004, Shatner released an album "Has Been" - a collection of spoken-word performances that further highlighted his unique cadence.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Shatner's Style has a Linguistic Term: "Shatnerian"</h3><p class='facts-content'>His unique spoken delivery has been studied in actor training and linguistics, often referred to as "Shatnerian" speaking patterns.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>In the Pop Culture, his Speech Pattern is Known as "Shatner Speak"</h3><p class='facts-content'>Within popular culture, Shatner's dramatic and stilted speech style is often referenced and parodied, leading to it being referred to as "Shatner Speak".</p></div></div>

Talk Like William Shatner Day FAQs

When is Talk Like William Shatner Day?

Talk Like William Shatner Day is celebrated on March 22 every year. In 2024 Talk Like William Shatner Day will occur on a Friday.

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