Originally Posted by tomtastic
100.00 for an autograph. I think if I was famous I would refuse to give them out. I would try to reason with them, "Folks, there's better things to spend your money on than my signature or photos. Yes, I know you really love the show and I'm pleased you're pleased with my performance but I can't take your money. If you really must part with your cash then donate it to a good cause."
Yeah, I've never had anything signed before. I don't have anyone's autograph to this day. I think if I met Shatner, and I am a Star Trek fan, I would say hello and maybe something congratulatory if I could come up with something quick enough but that would be it. I wouldn't get in his face and try and get a selfie or ask for an autograph. It's just not worth it. And he's probably thinking, why would I just give out an autograph when I've been collecting money for them for so long? On an episode of Better Late than Never, Shatner refuses to give out autographs. I think he really is thinking that. He's working, filming for this show and randoms come up and he sees it as dollar signs lost. And that's fine, he's in the business but I just watch the shows and enjoy that part of it. My place as a fan has its limits.
Since "GoT's" is over, I think we're allowed a little Thread Drift, and most all what could be said has been said .. that said ..
.. I'll tell a short story ::
I was helping out a buddy that was running a Convention in Indianapolis some years back, where Shatner was the Star Attraction .. he was late for the signing, and when he eventually marched in, he was surrounded by 4 big / burly dudes with earpiece walkies / all dressed in black .. I'm talking some big dudes .. they walk over to Shatners area and along the way, a couple fans tried to just take a photo and were immediately shut down by one or two of Shatners bodyguards .. for just attempting
to take a photo ..
Now, even Bill Shatner has to use the bathroom, so, any time he went to the can, the 4 dudes went with him as well .. same drill .. if memory serves, he was getting around $250 to sign a photo at the time, but you also had to shell out $15.00 for the photo, you could not have him sign your own ..
Does he need the money .. ?? Hell, no .. and he sure as Hell does not need an ego, either, since he's got plenty of that ..
On the slip side, Leonard Nimoy was one of the kindest, nicest men you could ever run into .. no pretension ..