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The Science Fiction Film Awards - "Shat Scat" (Part 7, 1978)

Part 7, featuring the immortal, unforgettable rendition of "Rocket Man" by William Shatner.

Also features Karen Black, Bernie Taupin, Richard Benjamin, and Paula Prentiss.

And - a WGN Channel 9 on-screen ID!

(Unfortunately gets cut off before this segment is complete)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, January 20th 1978.

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When it comes to cheese, Bill Shatner is King Cheddar! (hmm, all this talk of cheese is getting me hungry...)
Comment posted by Bertonator on Thursday, January 3rd 2008 at 5:38pm.

I have heard many of Shatner's attempts at singing. I have never heard the guy even try to produce a singing voice. I don't know if he is even capable of doing it.
Comment posted by Melk on Friday, January 4th 2008 at 2:21am.

Sweat much, Shat?
Comment posted by Ringthane on Friday, January 4th 2008 at 9:38am.

Man, does it get funky after 4:20 in.

I see why Taupin said this was Shatner's "interpretation" of the song...

Comment posted by Ringthane on Friday, January 4th 2008 at 9:46am.

I've seen part of this before, but I still can't believe that 1) this exists, 2) Bernie Taupin witnessed it first-hand, 3) that they were NOT exaggerating on Family Guy, and 4) they allowed Shatner to do anything with music after The Transformed Man...

Okay, first the Life Day clip...now the Rocket Man clip...what's going to be the next disturbing scifi-related clip?

Comment posted by dauber on Saturday, January 5th 2008 at 1:45pm.

So, who is the cross-eyed lady announcer?
Comment posted by afdave on Thursday, January 22nd 2009 at 10:54am.

That is Karen Black. She was in a number of things in the 70's...none of which come to mind right now. ;-)
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, January 22nd 2009 at 11:06am.

Karen Black was in Trilogy of Terror, and several low budget cheesy horror flicks. She was most recently seen as Mama Firefly in House of 1000 Corpses; and she's still just as crosseyed today.
Comment posted by Larkin Royal on Wednesday, December 2nd 2009 at 10:40pm.

Karen Black's most memorable movie IMO was 1988's "The Invisible Kid".A very awful movie,however,it feature the one highlight in that movie,it's when Chynna Phillips ("Wlison Phillips") drank some chemical that turned her invisible and she begins undressing,and that's when Karen Black walked in her son's room,when the unseen teenage girl was at the time.
Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Friday, December 4th 2009 at 9:15am.

Man, what is there to say about William Shatner's "singing"? Several years ago, my mom & I were at a rummage sale, where somebody was trying to sell a Telly Savalas LP. I showed it to my mom, who said, "I didn't know that Kojak could sing" The guy said, "Actually, he can't. He's worse than William Shatner" LOL
Comment posted by OldTVNut on Friday, March 30th 2012 at 2:52pm.

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