Happy 80th, William Shatner!

Chris Higgins

Today is William Shatner's 80th birthday. It's hard to believe that Captain Kirk is an octogenarian, and frankly, he seems busier now than he has been in years -- he's actively working on multiple TV shows (one's even on a major network), he's got an autobiography on bookshelves, and the Original Captain even has a YouTube channel. Today also happens to be International Talk Like William Shatner Day (note that the Facebook group is classified as a "Religious Organization").

And although I've posted this video before, I feel compelled to highlight Fear of Pop's classic song "In Love" today -- a collaboration between Ben Folds, a large band, and Shatner doing spoken word. It's wonderful.

Various Shatner impersonations after the jump:

See also: Why Shatner Stole Nimoy’s Bicycle, The Late Movies: Songs from the Original Trekkies (ahem: "Trekkers?"), and my first ever mental_floss magazine piece: 3 Bald encounters on the set of Star Trek.