William Shatner Becomes Latest A-Lister to Launch NFT Collection
Star Trek star, William Shatner, has become the latest top celebrity to launch their own NFT collection, titled ‘Infinite Collections’. The actor has been involved in crypto Twitter for a while, but is yet to release any NFTs.
- William Shatner launched his “Infinite Collections” digital collection on April 27, with two parts to be fully minted on May 25.
- The collection consists of 2,500 unique digital collectibles for $499 each, and 1,000 one-of-a-kind NFTs for $99 each.
- Buyers can get benefits like a 1-on-1 call or signed physical item from Shatner, and the company promises carbon-negative solutions.
About ‘Infinite Collections’
Infinite Collections by William Shatner launched on Thursday, April 27, as a pre-mint, but will not be fully minted until May 25.
The Hollywood actor, known best for being the original Star Trek Captain, partnered with Orange Comet to launch a “stunning” digital collection that “aims to evoke a vibrant sense of wonder and curiosity” showing Shatner’s youthfulness even at 90 years of age.
To clarify, Infinite Collections will be launched in two parts, of 2500 and 1000 pieces respectively, which all launched as a part of the pre-mint. ‘Cosmic Explorer’, the first one listed, will feature two and a half thousand unique and detailed digital William Shatner collectibles. Whilst the other, ‘Timeless Voyager’, sees a thousand 1-of-1 NFTs that explore “the wonders of the universe and beyond.”
The Cosmic Explorer collection will cost $499 apiece for purchasers (which includes a signed Funko Pop). Whilst the Timeless Voyager section will cost only $99.
Buyers will receive an array of benefits through buying Shatner’s collectibles. These include the chance to go on a 1-on-1 call with the star for 15 minutes, a recorded voice message by him, or a signed physical item by the actor.
Also, they responded to the environmental concerns from fans on their website, saying: “Orange Comet is deeply committed to running on green servers and building a carbon-negative solution. Earlier this year, Orange Comet partnered with Nori to help remove carbon emissions from its blockchain projects.”
To begin with, at Coindesk’s Consensus 2023 Conference, Shatner said: “NFTs are slowly becoming more artistic. These, developed by Orange Comet, are among the most artistic that I’ve ever seen. What we’re trying to do with these images is show the connection — the mathematic, romantic, stars, quantum physics. The connection between it all, and we think buried in those images are those philosophies.”
Who is William Shatner?
William Shatner is a Canadian actor, author, and singer. He is best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek series. Shatner has also appeared in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions. He has won several awards for his acting, including two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.
In addition to his acting career, Shatner is a prolific author and has written several books including a series of Star Trek novels. He has also released several albums, including spoken-word recordings and country music.
Shatner is widely regarded as a cultural icon and has remained active in the entertainment industry for over six decades. He has also become known for his philanthropic work and advocacy for various causes, including animal welfare and mental health awareness.
Recently, he has come into web3 and become vocal on Twitter regarding the industry overall – making somewhat of an influencer.