William Shatner came by the studio this morning, prompting Kathie Lee to make a shocking confession.
The Negotiator was here to discuss "Shatner's World," his one-man Broadway show about horses, love, NASA, Star Trek, and singing. When he dazzled the ladies with a single line of er, song from the show ("Sorry to disappoint you but I'm real"), KLG was so moved that she wound up copping to holding a torch for James Tiberius Kirk.
"You were one of my first major crushes," she admitted. "I was 4."
So why didn't the love strangest love story of our time ever transpire? Flood pants!
Kathie Lee explained that ultimately, the pants favored by the Enterprise crew, which ended well above the ankle, were a total turnoff. Ah, what might have been....
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