William Shatner left two British TV hosts on another planet after he mocked them on-air over a fan question during an interview on Friday.
And that was before he randomly asked after someone named Neil.
But when asked about his favourite episode, Shatner responded with some sarcasm.
āNo, Iāve never been asked that question before,ā he said via video link from Birmingham.
William Shatner speaks to āGood Morning Britainā hosts on Friday. (Screengrab)
The two hosts quickly took Shatner to task, saying the question was actually forwarded by a reader. āDonāt mock us!ā said Garraway.
And instead of delivering an answer on the spot, Shatner tried to cajole viewers to come to Birmingham with all their burning āStar Trekā questions.
Shatner held court from the captainās chair of a Starship Enterpriseās auxiliary control centre set recreated from the original series. And while in that seat, he was asked if he ever played pranks on co-stars during filming.
āI never play pranks ā¦ Iām deadly serious, you understand,ā he said before launching into a tangent after getting distracted by the adhesive keeping the buttons glued onto his captainās chair.
These two women weren't sure what was going on either. (Screengrab)
The interview comes to an abrupt end after Shatner asked if Neil on the other end of the line.
āNo, itās Kate and Ben in the studio,ā said Shephard.
āLovely to chatā¦ if thatās what it was to you,ā Shatner responded, slipping in one last plug for the āgloriously wonderfulā Birmingham convention.
The never-prankster later addressed the trainwreck interview with a belated burn.
The UK press asks the strangest questions.š±I wish they spoke English so I could understand them better! ššš
ā William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 7, 2016