William Shatner, the former star of Stark Trek, began his musical career with the spoken-word 1968 album The Transformed
Man, delivering exaggerated, interpretive recitations of "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." He
performed a reading of the Elton John song "Rocket Man" during the 1978 Science Fiction Film Awards that has been widely
parodied. Ben Folds, who has worked with him several times, produced and co-wrote Shatner's well-received second studio
album, Has Been, in 2004. His third studio album, Seeking Major Tom, was released on October 11, 2011.
Most recently, he released Ponder the Mystery, a concept album featuring members of Yes/L] and [L]Hawkwind.