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#1 Dione

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 10:46 AM

So, I know this might come off as a little rude, and I know that people age..but I can't help but notice something.

When I see William Shatner in TOS, he looks athletic, handsome, and frankly, gorgeous!



Now, when I'm looking at him..I see none of the appeal I see in him forty years ago. Yes, I'm aware that people gain weight when they age, but c'mon, there's a difference between aging and aging gracefully.



So, what happened?
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 11:23 AM

One thing you must remember is that when people age, their metabolism slows down causing them to retain body fat. This is normal.
Also consider that we don't know what ailments Bill may be experiencing. In addition to that, for all we know, he may have a weak heart or some other kind of medical problem that prevents him from exercising. There are certain medications that cause people to retain water or gain weight. Do you remember how Jerry Lewis looked a few years ago? His increase in weight was due to medications.
I've always respected him as an actor because of the parts he's played, but in the last few years his roles are beginning to seem more like that of a buffoon (no disrespect intended, Bill). I'd like to see him back in more serious roles.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 04:40 PM

I can't believe that they let a rock shaped like the one in the top picture on 1960's television.
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 06:45 PM

QUOTE (Martok @ Aug 15 2009, 10:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can't believe that they let a rock shaped like the one in the top picture on 1960's television.

laugh.gif Shatner does look a bit uncomfortable, doesn't he?

You'd do it for Randolph Scott.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 04:23 AM

William Shatner looks amazing for a dude that is almost ***80**** years old. I don't know of any 80 year old's that looks anywhere near as good as Shatner, if only we could all be so lucky.
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE (ShiningPathofLight @ Aug 16 2009, 10:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
William Shatner looks amazing for a dude that is almost ***80**** years old. I don't of any 80 year old's that looks anywhere near as good as Shatner, if only we could all be so lucky.

My sentiments exactly. Lest we forget, he was in his mid-to-late 30s when making Star Trek.

You'd do it for Randolph Scott.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 02:18 PM

Let's just wish him the very best and thank him for all the years he's entertained us.
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 05:11 PM

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 05:17 PM

Shatners the man. I loved his roast! Sulu layed a big wet one on him! smile.gif

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:40 PM

QUOTE (ShiningPathofLight @ Aug 16 2009, 05:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
William Shatner looks amazing for a dude that is almost ***80**** years old. I don't of any 80 year old's that looks anywhere near as good as Shatner, if only we could all be so lucky.

I agree. I think he is doing okay for his age. He also appears to be like the Energizer bunny. He's everywhere and always doing something.


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Posted 01 September 2009 - 05:39 PM

I liked seeing him in Columbo.



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Posted 12 September 2009 - 09:13 PM

He's kind of funny in the Priceline commercials. In a hokey sort of way.


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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:53 AM

QUOTE (RileyJ24 @ Sep 12 2009, 10:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He's kind of funny in the Priceline commercials. In a hokey sort of way.

I think they were meant to be a little hocky.
Have you seen the latest with him in the air vent? When I saw it, I was thinking "Captain Kirk in the Jefferies tube."
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 11:06 AM

QUOTE (Dione @ Aug 15 2009, 11:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, I know this might come off as a little rude, and I know that people age..but I can't help but notice something.

When I see William Shatner in TOS, he looks athletic, handsome, and frankly, gorgeous!

Now, when I'm looking at him..I see none of the appeal I see in him forty years ago. Yes, I'm aware that people gain weight when they age, but c'mon, there's a difference between aging and aging gracefully.

So, what happened?


Don't know how old you are, so I don't know how you can go about this. Take or save a picture of yourself when you are about 30, and then compare yourself to how you look when you are 80, if you live to that ripe old age. I have no idea what your appearance is, but assuming for the sake of discussion that you are or were a "hottie" in your youth or early adulthood, do you think you will be as physically attractive to a young/early adult male when you are 80?

Sorry, Dione, but people age, and that includes everyone.
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 06:33 PM

QUOTE (Dione @ Aug 15 2009, 11:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, I know this might come off as a little rude, and I know that people age..but I can't help but notice something.

When I see William Shatner in TOS, he looks athletic, handsome, and frankly, gorgeous!



Now, when I'm looking at him..I see none of the appeal I see in him forty years ago. Yes, I'm aware that people gain weight when they age, but c'mon, there's a difference between aging and aging gracefully.



So, what happened?

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