• Millions know William Shatner as Captain Kirk of "Star Trek," but millions are getting to know him as Denny Crane, the hard-drinking, bombastic lawyer on "Boston Legal." Each episode ends with Shatner (at left in photo) and co-star James Spader sharing whisky and cigars and trading philosophic observations. In a BBC interview with questions submitted by viewers, Shatner had these remarks.
Q: Womanizing, whisky drinking, and cigar smoking ... How much of William Shatner is Denny Crane?
A: All of William Shatner is there. Plus, there's much more untapped.
Q: Is that really malt whisky in the glasses at the end of every episode of "Boston Legal," and, if so, how many takes do those scenes usually take?
A: The malt whiskey isn't real, but the cigars are.