Shatner still boldly going — and this time it's to Bakersfield

William Shatner brings his one-man show to Bakersfield's Fox Theater on May 8. "They will see a lot of 'Trek' material, but I will talk about it from an angle that they probably haven't heard," Shatner said.

William Shatner is a man who never says no.

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He didn’t say no to the game-show circuit, and we’re talking “Celebrity Bowling,” not just prestige projects like “Hollywood Squares.”

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Settlers of Catan will be one of the board games in play in honor of International TableTop Day Saturday.

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TV watchdog Melvin P. Thorpe (Jason McClain) warns his audience that "€œTexas Has a Whorehouse In It"€ in a scene from "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" at Stars Theatre Restaurant.

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