That’s Dr. Capt. James T. Kirk to you
After receiving an honourary doctorate from McGill University on Thursday, actor William Shatner essentially advised the school’s 2011 graduating class to boldly go where no man has gone before.
“Don’t be afraid of taking chances, of striking out on paths that are untrod,” Mr. Shatner, best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk on television’s Star Trek, said. “Don’t be afraid of failure. Don’t be afraid of making an ass of yourself. I do it all the time, and look what I got.”
A graduate of McGill in 1952, Mr. Shatner, 80, entertained the graduates with a typically self-deprecating speech. (Shaun Best/Reuters)