Rocket Man, as Interpreted by William Shatner and Parodied by Chris Elliott

Above: Hosting the 1978 Saturn Awards (Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror’s Academy Awards equivalent) Star Trek’s Captain Kirk performs Elton John’s “Rocket Man”, introduced by none other than the song’s co-writer Bernie Taupin (doing his best to look “truly proud”).

Below: Chris Elliott, in an appearance on Letterman, parodies not only the performance but Shatner’s perceived status in the 70’s as acting has-been. Elliott’s TV series Get a Life had recently been cancelled.

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