Shatner was Shatner. Brooks spoke like a beat poet, telling us to “cherish the people in this crystalline, singular moment.” Mulgrew recited some English verse and Bakula sang a line from Man of La Mancha after a kid asked him to on behalf of his too-shy mother. The next guy told him, as a compliment, that he was one of the most underrated actors in the world. He laughed, charitably, and said something that was kind of profound.
“If everybody on the planet treated everybody else like they were movie stars, what a wonderful place this would be,” Bakula said. To which Shatner replied: “If everybody treated everybody like movie stars, what would the movie stars do?” It was perfect.