Among the places he landed was Family Theater Productions, on Sunset Boulevard, run at that time by its founder, Irish-born Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C. Among FTP’s projects released in 1962 was a series of short films that were meditations on the Psalms, and Shatner appeared in three of them.
The first one features his narration and focuses on Psalm 83:
The next one features Psalm 3:
The last one, with Psalm 41, also gave an aspiring filmmaker his first official credit, as an assistant cameraman.
His name was George Lucas.
Shatner continues to be a force in entertainment and on Twitter. He turns 86 today and shows no signs of slowing down.
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