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William Shatner Day

There are three geeky holidays today! They all revolve around William Shatner, and that’s how he likes it. Today in 1931, William Alan Shatner was born in Montreal. Because of one particular character in Shatner’s career, we also know that today in 2228 in Riverside, Iowa, James Tiberius Kirk was born. One major link between these two spun off our third holiday, Talk Like Shatner Day.

Whether you love him or hate him (there’s plenty in both camps) you can’t deny Shatner has entertained us for most of his 82 years. Whether he bedded curvy alien girls or sang conceptual albums or launched backstage drama, he has been a one-of-a-kind character in pop culture, and we salute him.

There are tons of awesome Shatner videos out there (including a hilarious turkey-frying PSA and a version of Bohemian Rhapsody) but to celebrate today, we went with something off-the-wall and completely Shatneresque: William Shatner backed by a chorus line of stormtroopers and singing “My Way” to George Lucas. Happy Birthday, Mr. Shatner!

Malcolm McDowell Day

Happy birthday to Malcolm McDowell, born today in 1943. He’s best known for playing a host of villains, from his original very bad boy, Alex, in “A Clockwork Orange” to a very trippy role as a water hoarding psychopath in “Tank Girl.” His claim to geek fame is that he killed Captain Kirk in 1994’s “Generations,” but we don’t hold that against him. Kirk has his own forum of the Nexus, and he pops right back, time after time.

Celebrate today by watching your favorite McDowell movie, or just indulge in a bit of juicy Malcolm-ness with the scene above.