Well, there’s a headline I never expected to write.
William Shatner, the Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, has been tweeting up a storm about an unexpected topic: the idol series Love Live!.
It all began when a user tweeted at Shatner asking a “very important question” about the veteran actor’s favorite Love Live! character.
To the shock of the anime-Star Trek internet nerd confluence, Shatner actually responded. The answer? Umi.
As if to prove he wasn’t just humoring this Twitter user, Shatner then unleashed a series of follow-up tweets, letting the world know he’s not a particular fan of Maki or Nico (too stubborn) and, when it comes to Sunshine, likes Eli (partial to blondes).
I know how to spell Maki. If I wanted someone stubborn I’d choose her or Nico. https://t.co/OiBTQ2wtk3
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 20, 2017
Eventually, the source of Shatner’s surprisingly deep Love Live! knowledge was revealed: his granddaughters are into it.
It’s safe to say that today, William Shatner went where no other former Enterprise captain has gone before.