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William Shatner Records an Ominous Opening for 'Squidbillies'

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William Shatner performs at The Hollywood Christmas Parade on Dec. 1, 2013 in Hollywood, California. 

William Shatner recorded a menacing, spoken-word version of the Squidbillies Theme. Check it out below.

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This is the first non-musical rendition of the show's theme song. There's a horn section and strings, but the focus is entirely on Shatner's voice -- deep and dark, emphasizing unusual pauses and precise diction. "I don't care, I just don't care," he says, and you believe him.

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Shatner became famous as Captain Kirk in Star Trek. He has also appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, winning an Emmy for his work on the show Boston Legal.

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Make sure to check out other covers of the Squidbillies theme from Let's Active, Centro-Matic, and Todd Rundgren. The show, in its 8th season, airs Sundays at 11:45 pm on Adult Swim.

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