“They said I was this William Shatner character, and I figured I had to be it,” he said. “Pompous, takes himself seriously, hardheaded… So I played it. But I didn’t see it. That character doesn’t seem like me to me. I know the real William Shatner.”
The New York Times studies the many iterations of William Shatner.
A great article, even if the writer can’t quite help making fun of Shatner the same way he describes other writers making fun of Shatner.