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.
‚ÄúNo, I‚Äôve never been asked that question before,‚ÄĚ he said via video link from Birmingham.
William Shatner speaks to ‚ÄúGood Morning Britain‚ÄĚ hosts on Friday. (Screengrab)
The two hosts quickly took Shatner to task, saying the question was actually forwarded by a reader. ‚ÄúDon‚Äôt mock us!‚ÄĚ said Garraway.
And instead of delivering an answer on the spot, Shatner tried to cajole viewers to come to Birmingham with all their burning ‚ÄúStar Trek‚ÄĚ questions.
Shatner held court from the captain‚Äôs chair of a Starship Enterprise‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúI never play pranks ‚Ä¶ I‚Äôm deadly serious, you understand,‚ÄĚ he said before launching into a tangent after getting distracted by the adhesive keeping the buttons glued onto his captain‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúNo, it‚Äôs Kate and Ben in the studio,‚ÄĚ said Shephard.
‚ÄúLovely to chat‚Ä¶ if that‚Äôs what it was to you,‚ÄĚ Shatner responded, slipping in one last plug for the ‚Äúgloriously wonderful‚ÄĚ Birmingham convention.
The never-prankster later addressed the trainwreck interview with a belated burn.
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‚ÄĒ William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 7, 2016