Shatner: It's not so much being taught to play tennis by a Van Patten. It's playing Dick Van Patten that is really objectionable. He lobs everything, and it drives you nuts.
SI: Would a magazine called Shatner Illustrated do well?
Shatner: It depends on what it illustrates.
SI: You just won an Emmy, and your new album is getting rave reviews. Is it safe to say you are the hottest 73-yearold man on the planet?
Shatner: Ignoring the possibility of this being an obituary, it's possible that I am.
-- Richard Deitsch