I am just so fascinated by the pop-culture phenomenon that is Bill Shatner. For years he was ridiculed by mainstream parodist and comedians for his campy, staggered delivery of lines in his role as Capt. Kirk. Over the last few years his popularity has gone from infamous to legendary. His produced his own cd, and hosted numerous shows, most based on science and technology. Now, Comedy Central is "roasting" him. I can't figure out if he has become popular because he makes fun of himself or if people just respect him because he's hung around for so long. Anybody else have any ideas?