The Annie Awards are setting their phasers on stun, having tapped William Shatner to host its 37th annual awards ceremony.
Shatner is best known as the original Captain James T. Kirk from the Star Trek TV series, animated series and movie franchise. He also has won two Emmys for playing eccentric attorney Denny Crane on The Practice and Boston Legal.
Shatner also has one Annie Award nomination, for his role as The Mayor in the series Osmosis Jones.
The Annie Awards, presented by ASIFA-Hollywood, honor the year’s best achievements in animation.
The black-tie ceremony, which includes a pre-reception and post-awards party, is set for Feb. 6 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
Information on tickets can be found online at www.annieawards.org.
You can catch William Shatner in his own animated YouTube series, The Gavones here: