Shatner vs. Rocket Man

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 23, 2006 in Star Trek |

Arguably the most famous performance of Elton John’s Rocket Man was in 1978, at a science fiction film awards ceremony, Bernie Taupin personally introduced William Shatner’s unique interpretation of Rocket Man. Shatner’s version utilized then-modern chromakey video techniques to portray simultaneously three different facets of the Rocket Man’s character:

Of course Shatner could abuse the Beatles as well as Elton John:

Below: And with his upside down tripod Shatner takes no prisoners!


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