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William Shatner Priceline Ad Shows 'Negotiator' Back From The Dead

08/15/2012 08:05 EDT | Updated 10/15/2012 05:12 EDT
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In this theater image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, William Shatner performs in his one-man show, "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It," at Broadway's Music Box Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - William Shatner's Priceline Negotiator isn't a goner, after all. He just went surfing.

Seven months after a commercial showed the Negotiator plunging off a cliff, he's back and featured in a new 30-second TV and online Priceline spot set to debut Thursday.

It turns out the Negotiator pretended to bite the dust so he could start a new life. As Shatner's pitchman explains it in the new commercial, "Surfing is my life now."

Brett Keller, chief marketing officer for Priceline.com, said the discount travel company wanted to find a creative way to bring Shatner's popular character back.

The actor, of "Star Trek" fame, said the Negotiator never should have been thrown under a bus. Shatner said he's proud to play him again.

William Shatner is no stranger to commercials. To see his work over the years, click on the gallery below.

William Shatner Commercials