When the actor refused to stop hitting Shatner, Shatner punched him in front of the audience. William Shatner took the lead in the 1965 CBS legal drama For the People, which lasted just one season. William Shatner approved of the William Shatner Fan Fellowship. Owing to his popularity in the 1980s, Shatner endorsed a fan club named WISH, or the William Shatner Fan Fellowship. William Shatner once went out on Halloween wearing a William Shatner mask.