William Shatner will do anything if he’s paid enough, just not more Star Trek.
The history of William Shatner’s career is a wild one after Star Trek ended. Even into the 70s and 80s, with things like T.J. Hooker and Rescue 911, Shatner has always done some odd things. Most recently he had a show, “I Don’t Understand with William Shatner, which was picked up by the controversial pro-Russain propaganda outlet RT.
In between he’s cameoed as himself on shows like The Big Bang Theory, the Masked Singer, and doing voice-over work for the WWE, where he’s also a Hall of Famer. So it shouldn’t be anyone’s surprise that Shatner is once again doing a bonkers project, this time for Fox.
Fox is doing a new reality show called Stars on Mars, where celebrities will try and outlast one another in a “Mars simulation”. Besides Shatner, there are 12 other celebrities and some of whom hold some surprising name-value, that is for a reality show.
The biggest names on the show are probably Ariel Winter, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Lance Armstrong but they don’t make up every major name. Then there’s MMA legend and WWE standout Ronda Rousey, former Seattle Seahawk teammates Richard Sherman, and Marshawn Lynch, the daughter of Bruce Willis, Tallulah. After that, you have a variety of other names from music, reality television, and the like with Natasha Leggero, Adam Rippon, Tom Schwartz, Tinashe, and Porsha Williams Guobadia.
William Shatner continues to do projects well into his 90s
Shatner doing projects into his 90s is pretty awesome to see, even if his projects aren’t exactly the most interesting to look at. From the outside in, Stars on Mars looks like your run-of-the-mill, celebrity-based reality competition.
It seems kitsch on the service, just with all of the talks of Elon Musk trying to get a colony going on Mars, but if fans tune in, who knows, maybe they’ll get a second season of this.