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Shatner boldly launches chat show

William Shatner
Shatner recently appeared in the TV series Boston Legal

Actor William Shatner is promising to uncover the truth about the guests on his new US TV chat show, which airs for the first time on Tuesday.

The Biography Channel programme, Raw Nerve, will see the 77-year-old interview other celebrities, including former Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy.

An appearance by Star Trek actor George Takei has also been mooted.

Shatner was upset after not being invited to the I'm A Celebrity star's wedding to his partner in September.

Keepsakes

Takei's mananger told Reuters that the actor would like to appear on the show in the future after Shatner issued an invitation.

Shatner has already recorded 13 interviews, including with former Frasier star Kesley Grammer, Tim Allen - who will be in the debut show - and Jon Voight, the father of film star Angelina Jolie.

The actor appeared in the 1960s TV version of Star Trek and a number of subsequent films.

His other recent ventures include a business in which he signs keepsakes for fans while being filmed.

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