Tag Archives: Elton John

William Shatner’s and Stewie’s Rendition of Elton’s Rocket Man

Oh, William Shatner, how I heart you and your vocal stylings.

I found Shatner’s rendition of the Elton John tune “Rocket Man” and I can’t get enough of this. It was part of the televised 1978 Science Fiction Film Awards.

As if his singular version isn’t trippy enough, through the “magic of television” they bring in a couple of other versions of Shatner for a trio finale.

I wonder if Travelocity could use any of this footage in their commercials? Nahh.

As a bonus, you get Karen Black introducing Bernie Taupin at the front end of the clip.

Of course, Family Guy lets Stewie do his dream version of Shatner, but I’ll stick with the truly original Captain Kirk puffing, sweating and offering dramatic pauses as he wends his way through Elton’s tune.

Of course, I’ve previously documented here at the Queen’s abode some appreciation of Captain Kirk’s appeal to alien babes and the Star Trek theme song.

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King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters

I’ve seen it listed on the grid a few times before but never watched it.

That was my loss, because tonight I tuned in for some highly entertaining gaming.

I watched King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters tonight.

WOW. And I don’t mean WoW (World of Warcraft) as Ron so often raves about.

I’m typing about a pair of guys challenging each other for the title of World’s Best Donkey Kong player.

The documentary includes a nemesis, a conspiracy theory, lots of gamer wannabes, the underdog, the champion, an official judge, a little old lady from Florida, hot wing sauce, patriotic ties and the Guinness Book of World Records.

And lots of drama, emotion, human foibles and ego.

I highly recommend you check out this one the next time it shows up on G4 or Spike.

Here’s the trailer to the pic.

And just to keep you faithful readers in a gaming mood, here’s some classic Who with Pinball Wizard.

And for those who like a little piano with their pinball, how about Elton John.

We’ll wrap up with a commercial for the home version of the game that caused the feud.