Since then, William Shatner — his grandfather changed their last name to Shatner from Schattner — has starred in Star Trek, Boston Legal and $#*! My Dad Says. He has recorded three albums, featuring his signature spoken word style, and has authored nearly 30 books. In his latest book, Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World At Large, he shares lessons that he’s learned during his 80 years on the planet. Each chapter illustrates a rule through anecdotes, including the time he sold his kidney stone for $75,000 or the time “the Facebook” deleted his account.
“Will you experience the essence of Shatner in its purest form? Absolutely,” he writes in the introduction. “Will you be Shatner? Of course not. There can only be one Shatner.” The Post’s Melissa Leong chatted with the one and only Shatner about his universal rules. (Photo: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)