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BEAM ME UP! A Tribute to STAR TREK & William Shatner on Monday’s “The Freak Power Ticket” (January 14)

WILLIAM SHATNER LIVE (1977) LP – Click to Enlarge.

In honor of the actor William Shatner‘s forthcoming one-man show, Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It… (Friday, January 18th at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara), last Monday’s episode of “The Freak Power Ticket” celebrated the music of his original 1960′s cult-classic TV program, Star Trek (“The Original Series”).

The January 7th broadcast wove together an interview and guest-DJ set with “Retro Euro Cult” expert John Bender, a writer for Film Score Monthly and Video Watchdog magazine. For a sampling of that show’s playlist, see below.

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The next edition of “The Freak Power Ticket” (Monday, January 14th, 11am-12noon) will continue the show’s entertaining tribute to Star Trek fan culture and to Bill Shatner more specifically.

An hour-long salute will feature music from the TV program and its spinoff films; musical recordings by Shatner (“Captain Kirk”), Leonard Nimoy (“Mr. Spock”), and Nichelle Nichols (“Lt. Uhura”); Shatner-related movie and TV trailers and other audio snippets; plus comedy bits and novelty songs about Star Trek and its iconic Captain from rock bands that dress in Trek-inspired costumes and sing oddball Trekkie lyrics.

The show’s uniquely-informed commentary will round out the proceedings. “The Freak Power Ticket”‘s host Ted Coe hopes to inspire a new appreciation for the international phenomenon that is Star Trek – and one of Canada’s greatest exports, Mr. William Shatner.

Join in this Monday on KCSB-FM, 91.9 on your radio dial, as we hit Warp Factor 11!

UPDATE: The Monday 01/15 “Freak Power Ticket” Playlist is Now Online!

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“Space Hippies” (including Charles Napier) in STAR TREK: “The Way to Eden” (Season 3, Episode 20) – CLICK TO ENLARGE

“The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the Winter from 11am-12noon.