How William Shatner made the transition from ultimate sci-fi idol to cult poet/musician is a mystery the universe may never solve. But for those who desire to explore uncharted (and maybe even a little weird) new territories, head to the Coach House this Friday night for an event only Shatner could pull off. He performs his new album, Ponder the Mystery, comprised entirely of original material, backed by prog band Circa (featuring former members of Yes, including album co-writer Billy Sherwood). Shatner's uniquely rhythmic speech makes him a natural for the art of spoken word—and even now, at 82 years old (what?!), he finds new ways to perform. Don't miss this show, his only Orange County appearance, scheduled for stardate 91421.44.
Fri., Oct. 25, 9:30 p.m., 2013